Quartet

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Quartet
Quartet
Publisher: Sega

Developer: Sega

System(s): Sega System 16, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum

ROM Size: Sega Master System 128kB

Genre: Action















Release Date RRP Code
Arcade World 1986  ?
Sega Master System JP 1987-01-18 ¥5,000 G-1314
Sega Master System US 1987 $?  ?
Sega Master System EU 1987 £19.95 MK-5073-50
Sega Master System AU 1987 $? 5073
Sega Master System KR 19xx ₩? GB-1314
Sega Master System TW 19xx NT$? G-1314
Amstrad CPC EU 1987 £14.99  ?
Amstrad CPC EU (Cassette) 1987 £9.99  ?
Commodore 64 EU 1987 £14.99  ?
Commodore 64 EU (Cassette) 1987 £9.99  ?
ZX Spectrum EU 1987 £9.99  ?


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Quartet is a 1986 arcade game developed by Sega for the Sega System 16 arcade hardware.

Contents

Gameplay

Quartet is a four-player sidescrolling shoot 'em up game featuring the characters Joe (yellow), Mary (red), Lee (blue) and Edgar (green), who must destroy numerous robots who have taken over a human base. In each level there is a boss, and destroying said boss grants the player a key which can be used to exit the stage.

History

Legacy

As well as being a stand-alone arcade cabinet, Sega also offered a two-player conversion kit known as Quartet 2. Both Quartet and Quartet 2 are identical, however the latter only supports up to two players on screen, while the former allows for all four.

Quartet was ported to the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Sega Master System and ZX Spectrum. The Master System release only features two players, and was hence retitled Double Target: Cynthia no Nemuri (ダブルターゲット シンシアの眠り) in Japan (as "Quartet" suggests there are four).

Some of Quartet's music was recycled for Spider-Man: The Video Game. A version of Quartet's Stage 1 theme arranged by Taito's sound team Zuntata was included as part of maimai and later available for purchase for US$1.99 for their iOS rhythm game Groove Coaster Zero. Another version of this theme appears in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Arcade, with added lyrics.

The game was also bundled with SDI: Strategic Defense Initiative in Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 21: SDI & Quartet: Sega System 16 Collection.

Production Credits

System 16 Version

Master System Version

Hints

Physical Scans

System 16 Version

Arcade, JP
QuartetSystem16JPFlyer.jpg
Flyer
Arcade, US
QuartetSystem16USFlyer.jpg
Flyer
Arcade, US
2-player version
Quartet2US Flyer.jpg
Flyer

Master System Version





































































































































































Sega Master System 61 Sega Retro Average
Based on 5 reviews
Publication Score Source
Complete Guide to Consoles 64 №1, p67
Complete Guide to Consoles 64 №4, p104
S: The Sega Magazine 60 №12, p25
Sega Power 60 №23, p59
Sega Pro 59 №5, p33
Master System, US
Quartet SMS US cover.jpg

Cover

Quartet sms us manual.pdf
Manual
SegaAdventure SMS US Poster Front.jpg
Poster (front)
SegaAdventure SMS US Poster Back.jpg
Poster (back)
Master System, EU
Quartet SMS EU cover.jpg

Cover

Master System, EU
(English-only)
Quartet SMS EU nolimits Eng cover.jpg

Cover

Master System, JP
Quartet SMS JP backcover.jpgNospine.pngQuartet SMS JP cover.jpg

Cover

DoubleTarget SMS JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, AU
Quartet SMS AU cover.jpg

Cover

Master System, TW
Quartet SMS TW spine.jpg
Quartet SMS TW cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, KR

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Amstrad CPC 40 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 40 №103
Amstrad CPC, EU (cassette)
Quartet CPC EU cass cover.jpg

Cover

Amstrad CPC, EU (disk)
Quartet CPC EU Box Disk.jpg

Cover

Amstrad CPC, UK
(The Hit Squad)
Quartet CPC UK Box THS.jpg

Cover

Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
Quartet CPC ES Box Cassette Proein.jpg

Cover

Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)
Quartet CPC ES Box Disk Proein.jpg

Cover

Amstrad CPC, ES
(cassette) (The Hit Squad)
Quartet CPC ES Box Cassette THS.jpg

Cover

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Commodore 64 23 Sega Retro Average
Based on 1 review
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 23 №103
Commodore 64, EU (Cassette)
Quartet C64 EU Box.jpg

Cover

Quartet C64 EU Cassette.jpg
Cassette
Commodore 64, EU
(The Hit Squad)
Quartet C64 EU Box THS.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum Version





































































































































































ZX Spectrum 35 Sega Retro Average
Based on 2 reviews
Publication Score Source
Computer & Video Games 30 №70
Computer & Video Games 39 №103
ZX Spectrum, EU
Quartet Spectrum EU Box.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum, EU
(The Hit Squad)
Quartet Spectrum EU Box THS.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum, ES
(Proein)
Quartet Spectrum ES Box Proein.jpg

Cover

ZX Spectrum, ES
(The Hit Squad)
Quartet Spectrum ES Box THS.jpg

Cover