World Darts (AST)
World Darts is ported from World Darts (AMI), probably the last version Binary Design had before former employees took it with them to Zippo Games. It has no options at all, you always play against 2 of 7 computer opponents, and you always need 2 points first to beat your opponent. The in-game board is most informative, showing all scores. The controls are based on the earliest ports, only that your hand sinks as you stop moving the joystick. Starting the game is a bit confusing: Once you hit the joystick button, the title screen and speech are repeated once before the game automatically starts for real.
For a pleasant change, the Atari ST soundtrack uses no square waves and noises at all, it uses only samples, and fairly atmospheric ones: 1 song, 2 speeches and 5 sound effects (2 unused), all at 9600 Hz.
The song was recorded from the game in Hatari v2.2.1.
|01||Waiting||David Whittaker||Jason Brooke||0:05||Download|
- Ripper: Professor Chaos
- Recorder: Professor Chaos
- Game Credits:
(Source for Brooke. Source for Whelan. The sound programmer may for once be the game programmer (Gareth Briggs) rather than Brooke, as the sample driver is located tightly between keyboard and screen code. Jason Brooke verified that he arranged Whittaker's music.)
This game uses the computer's built-in YM2149F chip.
- mobygames.com/game/atari-st/pub-darts - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/ast/948224-world-darts - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180_%28video_game%29 - Wikipedia.
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|Notable Songs||Title • Set Start • Waiting|
|Notable Personnel||David Whittaker • Jason Brooke|
|Notable Companies||Binary Design • Zippo Games • Mastertronic|