Q-Bert is a strange jumping creature who you have to move to jump on the cubes which are arranged in the shape of a pyramid. The goal is to change all cubes to the color of the cube that is found on the top left hand corner of the game. Q-Bert can only move in the direction that you indicate with the mouse. He can only jump to one cube at a time. If you want him to keep jumping, you should keep the mouse button pressed. You can also use the direction keys; the “I”, “O”, “K” and “L” keys, or the “7”, “9”, “1” and “3” keys on the number pad. You are supposed to keep Q-Bert on the cubes and jumping off will lead to death, and you have to start the game again. However, you can jump off the cubes if there is a disc on which you can land on. You should avoid the blobs which start bouncing on the cubes too, since if you come into contact with them 3 times, the game comes to an end. If there are any creatures that do not have a green color; some are purple; you should avoid them all since they drain Q-Bert’s life. When you come across a snake, you can jump on the spinning discs to lure the snake to his death. When you get to 8,000 points, you get an extra life, and another one after every 18,000 points. After you have played four rounds in every level, you will move on to the next level and the challenge will be different. You have the option of selecting a difficult or easy level when the game begins. If you have no experience with the game, then you should try and play the easy levels first.