Manufacturer Gottlieb

Q*bert Bootleg

Untested, bootleg boardset

Aftermarket Q*bert arcade game circuit board in untested condition.  This one appears to be complete, and in fairly good condition. We don't have any way of testing it. It is a bootleg of the original Gottlieb Q*Bert board and does have a different pinout than the original boardset.  The edge connector has extra solder to build it up.

Boardset sold untested and as-is, see photos for more details on its condition.

Year 1982
Genre Platform
Related Game Title Q*bert
Quick Game Facts

Q*bert was Gottlieb’s first and only major hit of the classic era (although the company did release some other games that are very sought after today such as Reactor, Mad Planets and a sequel to Q*bert, Q*bert’s Qubes). The game features a handful of unique characters: Coily, Sam, Slick, Ugg, Wrong-Way and of course, Q*bert. Q*bert’s goal is to change the color of a each square on a pyramid to a common color by hopping on each square. There are nine levels of four rounds in each in the game.

The game was one of the most merchandised of any classic games, probably due to its success and colorful characters. Among items that we’ve seen are Q*bert puzzles, boardgames, a sleeping bag, action figures, a lunchbox and a plush Q*bert.

Coin-Op Overview

The game features a “knocker” which knocks loudly against the game cabinet when a character falls off the pyramid.

Screen Captures

Coin-Op Technical Details
Year: 1982
Manufacturer: Gottlieb
Genre: Platform
Players: 2P
Conversion Class: Gottlieb
Monitor Type: Raster
Orientation: Vertical
Monitor Resolution: CGA