Arcade Video game published 34 years ago by NAMCO

Quester screenshot

Listed and emulated in MAME.

Quester © 1987 Namco.

The player must move a paddle left and right across the bottom of the screen deflecting a ball to hit bricks. Some bricks contain special power-ups to enhance play

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Namco System 1 hardware
Game ID : QS

Main CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sub CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound CPU: 6809 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
MCU: HD63701 (@ 1.536 Mhz)
Sound Chips: Yamaha YM2151 (@ 3.57958 Mhz), Namco advanced 8-channel stereo WSG, stereo DAC

Screen orientation: Vertical
Video resolution: 224 x 288 pixels
Screen refresh: 60.61 Hz
Palette colors: 24-bit RGB palette

Players: 2
Control: Dial
Buttons: 1


Quester was released in September 1987 in the Japanese arcades. It represented at its time the Namco response to Taito's "Arkanoid".

Victor Entertainment released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Namco Video Game Graffiti Vol.4 - VDR-5282) on 08/03/1989.

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Game designer : Shinji Noguchi
Field designers : Toru Iwatani, Shinji Noguchi, Yukihiko Yagi
Graphic designers : Nobutaka Nakajima, Shinji Noguchi, Yukari Miyagi, Satoshi Norimatsu, Michiyo Yamashita
Title logo designer : Akira Usukura
Music composer : Shinji Hosoe
Game sequence : Kosei Matsuura
Device driver : Atsushi Yuhara
Sound driver : Junko Ozawa, Takatoshi Kobayashi
Hardware test : Hideto Yamazaki
PCB & chip designers : Toru Ogawa, Makoto Inoue, Tsutomu Fujita, Takao Okada, Kazukiyo Shinozaki
Control panel : Akira Ohsugi, Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Produced by : Toru Iwatani


Game's ROM.