Cutie Q

Arcade Video game published 44 years ago by NAMCO, Ltd.

Listed in MAME

Cutie Q screenshot

Cutie Q © 1979 Namco.

An old ball and paddle / pinball game with a ghost theme.


Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2.048 Mhz)
Sound Chips : Custom (@ 2.048 Mhz)

Players : 2
Control : paddle
Buttons : 1


Cutie Q was released in November 1979 in Japan.

Upon joining Namco, Mr. Iwatani wanted to design pinball games. Gee Bee, Cutie Q and Bomb Bee were his early video game/pinball hybrids. Toru Iwatani would achieve later, greater fame by designing "Pac-Man".

EXTRA rollovers 100 points.
Drop Targets 10 points.
Faces 50 points.
Spinner 10 points.
Side Traps X amount of points, in 100 point increments.
Ghosts in middle roll-through number of points listed above targets.
Adjustments to scoring
Finishing all drop targets in an area brings up a ghost. Hit it, and you get a certain number of points (shown near the ghost) multiplied by a number which changes quickly. If the ghost is hit (or if it makes it to the edge of the area), the drop targets return with an extra row of two drops to work on each time.
Make all faces into smiley faces increases bonus multiplier up to 3X
Light up 'EXTRA' on either side will give you a shot in one of the side drains for an extra ball. Once gotten, the 'Extra' rollovers will disappear.

1. Gee Bee (1978)
2. Bomb Bee (1979)
3. Cutie Q (1979)


Designed by : Toru Iwatani


japan Sony PlayStation (feb.9, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.2 [Model SLPS-00210]"
usa Nintendo Wii (oct.23, 2007) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-R2NE-USA]"
japan Nintendo Wii (dec.6, 2007) "Minna de Asobou! Namco Carnival" [Model RVL-RNWJ-JPN]"
europe Nintendo Wii (apr.18, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-RN2P-EUR]"
korea Nintendo Wii (apr.26, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-RNWK-KOR]"
australia Nintendo Wii (may.1, 2008) "Namco Museum Remix [Model RVL-RN2P]"

PC-9801 japan "Bomb Bee / Cutie Q" : Unreleased prototype, by Mindware.


Game's ROM.