Codemaster’s Quattro Games series hit the NES market in the early 1990’s as entries in their Aladdin Deck Enhancer series. Each of the three unlicensed carts had four titles, and each one centered around a theme: Sports, Adventure, and Arcade. The games were of varying quality, but the soundtracks from Gavin Raeburn, Ashley Hogg, and cohorts wowed any gamer fortunate enough to check these carts out. On today’s show, Ed explores all twelve games across the entire Quattro NES series, as well as a few detours to listen to some amazing music from ports on other systems. Mix in a little Codemasters history and a quick Aladdin Deck Enhancer tech showcase, and you’ve got yourself a fun and informative VGMbassy episode!
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1 – “Title Theme” from Pro Tennis Simulator (NES, 1991) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
2 – “Title Theme from Pro Tennis Simulator (Amiga, 1990) Composed by Lyndon Sharp
3 – “Title Theme” from BMX Simulator (NES, 1991) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
4 – “Initials Entry” from BMX Simulator (NES, 1991) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
5 – “Title Theme” from Soccer Simulator (NES, 1991) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
6 – “Match Theme” from Baseball Pros (NES, 1991) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
7 – “Attract Mode” from Professional Ski Simulator (C64, 1987) Composed by Steve Barrett
8 – “Title Theme” from Professional Snooker Simulator (C64, 1988) Composed by David Whittaker
9 – “Stage 5” from Linus Spacehead (NES, 1992) Composed by Allister Brimble
10 – “Stage 2” from Super Robin Hood (NES, 1992) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
11 – “Stage 1 Forest” from Boomerang Kid (NES, 1992) Composed by Allister Brimble
12 – “Stage Theme” from Treasure Island Dizzy (NES, 1992) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
13 – “Stage Theme” from Treasure Island Dizzy (C64, 1989) Composed by Matt Gray
14 – “Level Theme” from CJ’s Elephant Antics (NES, 1992) Composed by Ashley Hogg, Arranged by Gavin Raeburn
15 – “Bonus Stage” from CJ’s Elephant Antics (C64, 1991) Composed by Ashley Hogg
16 – “Stage Theme 2” from Stunt Buggies (NES, 1992) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
17 – “Initials Entry” from F-16 Renegade (NES, 1992) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
18 – “World 4” from Go! Dizzy Go! (NES, 1992) Composed by Gavin Raeburn
19 – “Title Theme” from Go! Dizzy Go! (GG, 1994) Composed by Lyndon Sharp