World Darts (AST)

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World Darts
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Platform: Atari ST
Year: 1988
Developer: Binary Design Limited

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.


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The title screen.

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Whole schedule! But... of twins and zombies?

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Your Atari is barking at you!

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Nicest hit art, but target detection 2 pixels off.

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Verge of tears? 'coz of strained wrist or low score?

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Intelligent keyboard. Still no saving.


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.

# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Waiting David WhittakerJason Brooke 0:05


(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.)

Game Rip






Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in YM2149F chip.


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Title: World Darts
Platform: Atari ST
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Mastertronic, Inc.


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Notable Songs Title • Set Start • Waiting
Notable Personnel David Whittaker • Jason Brooke
Notable Companies Binary Design • Zippo Games • Mastertronic