2 Comments on “Q✻bert”
I have my doubts on the Retroplace 5200 cover scan shown here:
1. Century Gothic wasn’t released until 1990, 6 years after the 5200 and its game library (released in 1982) ceased production (2 years later, in 1984).
2. “A Video Cartridge from”, “For the Atari 5200(TM) Game System” along with its banner, and “Under License from D. Gotten & Co.” look rather clean for a “cover picture” from what was supposed to be the 80s.
For a quick comparison, here’s a link that directs to an actual scan of the front cover from MobyGames: https://www.mobygames.com/game/qbert/cover-art/gameCoverId,27252/
In that case, the same exact text that I previously mentioned is set in ITC Avant Garde Gothic.
Excellent catch, Bryson! Agreed, that scan looks a lot like a later recreation. I’ve removed the picture in question (you can see it on Retroplace), and also the anachronistic Century Gothic credit.