Quartet (カルテット)

Released in 1986

Developer: Sega
Manufacturer: Sega
Distributor: Sega

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Quartet marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Gauntlet-style shoot-em-eup.

Hardware Info

Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
Horizontal-mounted Raster monitor
320 x 224 Resolution
Colors: 2080 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

68000 cpu @ 10 Mhz
Z80 cpu @ 4 Mhz
N7751 cpu
YM-2151 audio @ 4 Mhz
DAC audio

Hardware Platform

Sega System 1A

Mame ROMs

quartet, Quartet
quartet2, Quartet II

Game Details

Up to four players can play. Similar to Gauntlet in gameplay. Screen scrolls left or right. Shoot at robots, bad guys, ships, and missiles. Players need a key to progress to the next level, which you have to get by defeating the end boss for the level. Lots of voices in the game with tons of sprites.

The boards used for Quartet and Quartet 2 are the same, with the only difference being 7 of the PROMs used (these determine the game wiring and how many simultanous players can play at once).



Quartet control panel
control panel


Quartet cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Quartet title screen
title screen
Quartet gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Quartet promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***  by erikthe10man. Comment: "Highly underrated Gauntlet clone that sucked down many of my quarters in the mid-80's. The high level of challenge scared away many people due to the high $ loss from continuing constantly. Some cool power-ups for the time period - one of Sega's best." 2004-01-18 15:37:13Z

**** by radbud. Comment: "Man, I love this game. 1986 was Sega's coin-op heyday in my opinion. This game was filled with a voice that I like to call the "Sega excited announcer." If you've ever heard Space Harrier's "Welcome to the Fantasy Zone, GET READY!" then you know what I'm talking about. The music is so catchy I still find myself humming it almost 20 years later. Beware though...it is a quarter muncher as it has no ending, the maps constantly change and regenerate." 2004-01-27 15:14:01Z

***** by teletranone. Comment: "I saw this game at a pizza place here in california with two other kids that I used to buddy around with at that time and we were like adicts! every quarter we had would go into that game! One day we walked in the pizza place to foind out that the game was gone!!!Ever since then I never saw the game again! That was around 86/87 and I think they should put the actual arcade version of this game on xbox as well as the other game sets!!!! one of the best games I ever played during my childhood!" 2005-11-07 19:44:05Z

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