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Quattro Sports

Also known as: Super Sports Challenge (EU)
Developer: Codemasters
Publisher: Camerica
Platforms: Unlicensed NES, Aladdin Deck Enhancer
Released in US: 1991


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RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.
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A collection of 4 terrible sports games that was also released for the failed Aladdin Deck Enhancer.

ROM/RAM Test

All NES games developed by Codemasters are based on the same stub library. As a result, all of these games, including those on multicarts, include a "smiley test" that verifies the integrity of the PRG ROM and CHR RAM chips.

To activate the PRG ROM test, hold Up + Down + Left + Right + A + Select + Start and press Reset. To activate the CHR RAM test, hold Up + Down + Left + Right + B + Select + Start and press Reset. (These tests can also be run simultaneously by holding both A and B, and the results will be ORed together in RAM.) If the PRG ROM checksum matches with the internal value or the CHR RAM chip has no bad cells, the program will display a happy green face; otherwise, it will display a sad red face. The code also attempts to write the test results to an unknown device at $4400, possibly an automated cartridge tester.

Note that the tests cannot be performed with an unmodified controller, as the design of the directional pad prevents more than two directions from being pressed at once.

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Test passed :) Test failed :(

Regional Differences

North America received one version of this compilation, while another two versions came out in Europe.

Title Screen

The European versions helpfully label the main game menu with their version numbers in the lower-right corner, and each version has a different background color for this screen. The American version uses the same shade of purple as the other Quattro compilations and every Codemasters NES game's startup logo. "V2" changes it to the same shade of green the NES briefly displays upon a cold power-on. "V3" changes it to the same shade of blue as Super Adventure Quests. However, neither revision includes the new title seen on the box and cartridge labels in Europe, Super Sports Challenge.

USA Europe (V2) Europe (V3)
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