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Q*bert was released in the fall of 1982. The game was developed under the name Cubes, but was also known as Snots And Boogers and @!#?@!.

Q*bert was well received in arcades and by critics, who praised the graphics, gameplay and main character. The success resulted in sequels and use of the character’s likeness in merchandising, such as appearances on lunch boxes, toys, and an animated television show.

Q*bert originally sold about 25,000 arcade games in cabinet and cocktail versions. The original machines have become collector’s items; the rarest of them are the cocktail versions.