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Q*bert Qubes Q*bert Qubes - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Q*bert Qubes - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Qbert jumps from cube to cube, causing the cube to spin and change to a different color. The cubes have a different color on each side. Every level has a different cube pattern.

Q*bert Qubes was produced by Mylstar in 1983.

Mylstar released 18 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1983. Mylstar was based in United States.

Other machines made by Mylstar during the time period Q*bert Qubes was produced include: Hill Climb, Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert, M.A.C.H. 3, Screw Loose, and Games I, The


Name Q*bert Qubes
Developer Mylstar (United States)
Year 1983
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9183
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Gottlieb
Game Specific Q*bert Qubes Pinout
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 4-way (up-left, down-left, up-right, down-right)
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Q*bert Qubes KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.19 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.28

Overall Like 3.40
Fun (Social) 2.60
Fun (Solo) 3.40
Collector Desire 3.60

Technical Rating: 3.10

Gameplay 3.80
Graphics 3.00
Originality 2.80
Sound/Music 2.80

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This game runs on IQbertI hardware. The only difference appears to be an EPROM upgrade and the disabling of the knocker circuit.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Q*bert Qubes Census

There are 14,958 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,547 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,939 unique titles).

Common - There are 33 known instances of this machine owned by Q*bert Qubes collectors who are active members. Of these, 19 of them are original dedicated machines. 4 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 10 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Q*bert Qubes machine for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Q*bert Qubes circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Q*bert Qubes. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Q*bert Qubes circuit board set.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The main processor is a 8088 CPU. The dedicated soundspeech board uses a 6502 CPU.


  1. Q*bert
  2. Q*bert Qubes
  3. Faster Harder More Challenging Q*bert


Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 117; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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