Lost In Translation/Quartet

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Quartet
Quartet marquee.
No screen shot.
Quartet control panel.
Manufacturer Sega
Released 1986
Control
Method
8-way Joystick
2 Button(s)
Main CPU 68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)
Z80 (@ 4.000 MHz)
I8751 (@ 8.000 MHz)
Sound CPU Mono
YM2151 (@ 4.000 MHz)
DAC
Video
Details
Raster (Horizontal)
320 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
6,144 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 27 ROMs
726,771 bytes (709.74 KiB)
MAME ID quartet · quartet2 · quartetj · quartt2j

About The Game

Quartet is an arcade video game platform shoot-em-up hybrid for one to four players, selected from either Joe (yellow), Mary (red), Lee (blue) and Edgar (green).

The action takes place over a number of horizontally scrolling levels, the bulk of which consist of straightforward platform action. On some levels, however, there are jet packs for the players to collect, and the game-play's emphasis switched to that of a standard, sideways scrolling shoot-em-up.

The object of the game is to destroy an army of robots that have taken over an Earth colony satellite station. Each level has a boss character that must be destroyed. Upon its death it releases a door key that must be used to exit the level. Weapon and character power-ups can be collected to aid players in their task.

Due to its potential for four-player shoot-em-up game-play, Quartet's game-play feels vaguely similar to (though by no means as accomplished as) Atari's 1985 classic, "Gauntlet".

Trivia

Released in April 1986.

Alfa Records released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Sega Game Music Vol.2 - 28XA-108) on 25/02/1987.

Updates

Quartet 2 is not a sequel, it's an update :

  • You can change characters on the fly during the game when you continue, while in the original Quartet, the characters were affixed to the specific colour joystick areas.
  • You can have just two players at the same time instead of four.

Staff

Music Composed By
Katsuhiro Hayashi (Funkey K.H)
From Hiscore Table
YAS
IDA
KEN
MIY
AGU
CHI
OOO
TOM
KAW
Reiko Kodama (REI)
KAW
TOH
Katsuhiro Hayashi (HAY)
HON
UCH
JOE
LEE
EDG
MAR

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sega Master System (1987)
Sony PlayStation 2 ("Sega AGES 2500 Series Vol. 21 SDI & Quartett - SEGA System 16 Collection Vol.1", 2005)
Computers 
Commodore C64 (1987)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1987)
Amstrad CPC (1987)
Others 
Mobile phones (2002)

Soundtrack Releases

Album Name Catalogue No. Released Publisher Comments
Sega Game Music Vol.2 28XA-108[1] 1987-02-25 Alfa Records CD version.
Beep Special Project - Sega Game Music Sono Sheet N/A[2] 1986-11-01 Softbank Publishing Vinyl version.
Segacon -The Best of Sega Game Music- Vol.1 SVWC-7092~4[3] 2001-10-24 SME Visual Works 3 CD version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 ALC-22909[4] 1987-02-25 G.M.O. Records / Alfa Records Cassette version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 ALR-22909[5] 1987-02-25 G.M.O. Records / Alfa Records Vinyl version.
Sega Game Music Vol.2 SCDC-00052[6] 2000-10-18 Scitron Digital Content Inc. CD version.
SDI & Quartet ~SEGA System 16 Collection~ Original Soundtrack WM-0511[7] 2005-10-27 Wave Master CD version.
GS SELECTION - GS Club Special Project N/A[8] 1988-03-01 Softbank Publishing Double vinyl version.

External Links

References

The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.