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Quartet Quartet - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Quartet - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Human characters collect guns and power-ups to destroy a variety of robots in a space base. Defeat the boss character and collect the key to unlock the base's door and move on to the next level. Up to four people may join in on the fun.

Quartet was produced by Sega in 1986.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Quartet was produced include: Champion Pro Wrestling, Teddy Boy Blues, Space Harrier, Sega Ninja, Repulse, Action Fighter, Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars, Alien Syndrome, Body Slam, and Dump Matsumoto


Name Quartet
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1986
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9192
Class Wide Release
Genre Platform
Conversion Class Sega System 16
Game Specific Quartet Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Quartet Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 4
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 2 - FireJump
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Quartet Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The game has side-scrolling action and a Gauntlet-like join-in type play. The four characters each have a different name and wear a different color. They are Joe yellow, Mary red, Lee blue and Edgar green.

Quartet KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.33 (4 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.13

Overall Like 4.33
Fun (Social) 4.67
Fun (Solo) 3.33
Collector Desire 4.00

Technical Rating: 3.31

Gameplay 3.25
Graphics 4.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.33

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The four-player Quartet was only made as a dedicated game while the two-player Quartet 2 was sold only as a conversion kit. Beyond that, the games are exactly the same. Quartet cabinets were often converted to other four-player games, so finding a dedicated machine can be somewhat difficult.


This game can be converted to the two-player Quartet 2 by swapping ROM boards. This conversion will require a Quartet 2 wiring harness, since the ROM boards determine the game board's pinouts.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Quartet Census

There are 14,842 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,508 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,944 machines (6,921 unique titles).

Common - There are 31 known instances of this machine owned by Quartet collectors who are active members. Of these, 22 of them are original dedicated machines. 9 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 4 active VAPS members with a Quartet machines for sale.

Wanted - There are 4 active VAPS members currently looking for Quartet.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 7 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The wiring for this game is set up so each player is required to use a specific set of joysticks and buttons, while Quartet 2 allows two players to select whatever characters they would like to play during the game.


  1. Quartet
  2. Quartet 2


Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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