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Quartet
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 16, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum
ROM size:
Arcade
710kB,
Sega Master System
128kB
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
World
1986-04-01  ?



Sega Master System
JP
¥5,000 G-1314
Sega Master System
US
$? 5073
Sega Master System
EU
£19.95 Media:ACE UK 16.pdf[1] MK-5073-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? 5073
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-1314
Sega Master System
TW
NT$? G-1314



Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£9.99 Media:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg[2] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99 Media:CVG UK 103.pdf[3] ?
Amstrad CPC
EU
£14.99 Media:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg[2] ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99 Media:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg[2] ?
Commodore 64
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99 Media:CVG UK 103.pdf[3] ?
Commodore 64
EU
£14.99 Media:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg[2] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (The Hit Squad)
£2.99 Media:CVG UK 103.pdf[3] ?
ZX Spectrum
EU
£9.99 Media:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg[2] ?



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

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

Gallery

Promotional material

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, JP
System 16, US
Quartet System16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, US
(2-player version)
Quartet2 System16 US Manual Kit.pdf
Manual

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
64 №1, p67
64 №4, p104Media:CGtC UK 04.pdf
90 №1, p20
60 №12, p25
60 №23, p59
59 №5, p33Media:SegaPro UK 05.pdf
Sega Master System
66
Based on
6 reviews

Master System, US
Quartet SMS US cover.jpg
Cover
Quartet sms us manual.pdf
Manual
SegaAdventure SMS US Poster Back.jpgSegaAdventure SMS US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
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

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
40 №103, p67Media:CVG UK 103.pdf
Amstrad CPC
40
Based on
1 review

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)
Quartet CPC EU cass cover.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, UK (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

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №47, p30
23 №103, p67Media:CVG UK 103.pdf
76 Vol 87, №6, p11
Commodore 64
53
Based on
3 reviews

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

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
30 №70, p24-25Media:CVG UK 070.pdf
39 №103, p67Media:CVG UK 103.pdf
ZX Spectrum
35
Based on
2 reviews

ZX Spectrum, UK
Quartet Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK
(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

References

  1. File:ACE UK 16.pdf, page 166
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 File:Quartet C64CPCSpectrum UK PrintAd.jpg
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 File:CVG UK 103.pdf, page 67