Quartet

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  • System 16
  • Sega Master System
    NTSC-U/PAL
  • Sega Master System
    NTSC-J
  • Amstrad CPC
  • Commodore 64
  • ZX Spectrum

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Quartet
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Arcade (System 16)
Sega Master System
Sega
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Activision (UK)
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Proein Soft Line (ES)
Developer:
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players:
Arcade
1-4
Sega Master System
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 16)
JP
(Quartet 2)
¥? ?
Arcade (System 16)
US
$? ?




























Sega Master System
JP
¥5,0005,000 G-1314
Sega Master System
US
5073
Sega Master System
EU
MK-5073-50
Sega Master System
UK
£19.9519.95[4][5][6] MK-5073-50
Sega Master System
AU
5073
Sega Master System
KR
GB-1314
Sega Master System
TW
G-1314
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[7] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[7] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[8] ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Cassette)
?Ptas ?
Amstrad CPC
ES
(Disk)
?Ptas ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Cassette)
£9.99[7] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(Disk)
£14.99[7] ?
Commodore 64
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[8] ?
Commodore 64
ES
(Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(Cassette)
£? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£2.99[8] ?
ZX Spectrum
ES
(Cassette)
?PtasPtas ?



Quartet (カルテット) 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

This article needs a list of production credits, either from the game itself, a manual, or other reliable source.

System 16 version

Source:
Uncredited


Master System version

Source:
Uncredited


Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Quartet/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Quartet Arcade JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 16 JP flyer

Quartet System16 US Flyer.pdf

PDF
System 16 US flyer
Quartet2 System16 US Flyer.jpg
System 16 US flyer (2-player conversion kit)
Logo-pdf.svg
Home computers print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #66: "April 1987" (1987-03-xx)
Logo-pdf.svg
Home computers print advert in Computer & Video Games (UK) #69: "July 1987" (1987-06-15)
Logo-pdf.svg
Amstrad CPC/Commodore 64/ZX Spectrum print advert in Your Sinclair (UK) #54: "June 1990" (1990-05-xx)

Photo gallery

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
90 №1, p20
Sega Master System
90
Based on
1 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer Entertainer (US) NTSC-U
75
[9]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
64
[10]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
64
[11]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK) PAL
64
[12]
Console XS (UK) PAL
45
[13]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
64
[14]
S: The Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
60
[15]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[16]
Sega Pro (UK)
59
[17]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
25
[18]
Tilt (FR)
65
[19]
Sega Master System
58
Based on
11 reviews

Quartet

Master System, JP
Quartet SMS JP backcover.jpgNospine.pngQuartet SMS JP cover.jpg
Cover
DoubleTarget SMS JP Cart.jpg
Cart
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, AU
Quartet SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
Quartet SMS AU cart.jpg
Cart
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
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
40
[8]
Amstrad CPC
40
Based on
1 review

Quartet

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
76 Vol 87, №6, p11
Commodore 64
68
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Commodore Force (UK)
24
[20]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
23
[8]
Zzap!64 (UK)
15
[21]
Zzap! (IT)
15
[22]
Commodore 64
19
Based on
4 reviews

Quartet

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

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Computer & Video Games (UK)
30
[23]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
39
[8]
Sinclair User (UK)
30
[24]
ZX Spectrum
33
Based on
3 reviews

Quartet

ZX Spectrum, UK
Quartet Spectrum EU Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, UK (The Hit Squad)
Quartet Spectrum EU Box THS.jpg
Cover
Quartet Spectrum UK Cassette THS.jpg
Cassette
ZX Spectrum, ES
Quartet Spectrum ES Box Proein.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, ES (The Hit Squad)
Quartet Spectrum ES Box THS.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 e0f34fa6
MD5 63af7fce5106cc3de1e1b116c112095b
SHA-1 08a3484e862a284f6038b7cd0dfc745a8b7c6c51
128kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 52b83072
MD5 ba66d377ad3a2eaa13bbc00f63f8e4e7
SHA-1 51f9ce05e383983ce1fe930ec178406b277db69c
128kB Cartridge (JP)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/mastersystem/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-12-31 02:27)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mega Drive Fan, "February 1992" (JP; 1992-01-08), page 83 (81)
  3. Computer Entertainer, "May 1987" (US; 1987-05-xx), page 14
  4. ACE, "January 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 166
  5. Computer & Video Games, "November 1987" (UK; 1987-10-15), page 132
  6. The Mastertronic Catalogue (UK; 1988), page 2
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Computer & Video Games, "July 1987" (UK; 1987-06-15), page 19
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 Computer & Video Games, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-16), page 67
  9. Computer Entertainer, "May 1987" (US; 1987-05-xx), page 12
  10. Complete Guide to Consoles, "" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 67
  11. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 104
  12. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 60
  13. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 144
  14. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 135
  15. S: The Sega Magazine, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-04), page 25
  16. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 59
  17. Sega Pro, "March 1992" (UK; 1992-02-20), page 33
  18. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 72
  19. Tilt, "Décembre 1987" (FR; 1987-1x-xx), page 100
  20. Commodore Force, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-24), page 18
  21. Zzap!64, "August 1987" (UK; 1987-07-09), page 103
  22. Zzap!, "Giugno 1990" (IT; 1990-xx-xx), page 65
  23. Computer & Video Games, "August 1987" (UK; 1987-07-15), page 24
  24. Sinclair User, "June 1990" (UK; 1990-05-18), page 62


Quartet

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