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You are Q*bert, a curious little fellow with a round body, a long snout and stumpy legs. Your job is to hop around on a pyramid of cubes, changing the color of each cube. When you have changed all of the cubes to the destination color, you advance to the next level. As you progress through the game, the action speeds up, and you will reach levels in which you need to change the color of the cubes more than once.
While you hop about, Coily the snake and other creatures will follow you around and clutter up the screen, getting in the way of your progress. A little guy named Slick will reverse your color changes from time to time, so be prepared to retrace your tracks. If you hop on one of the bouncing green balls that occasionally appear, all of your enemies will momentarily freeze.
If you get in a tight spot, you can hop aboard a flying disc that will drop you off at the top of the pyramid. The number and placement of the discs depends on which round you are in. When Q*bert gets trounced by an enemy, he lets loose with a garbled curse word such as #!@*$&!.
Based on the 1982 Arcade classic, Q*bert ends only when you run out of lives. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide