World Darts (DOS)

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World Darts
Platform: DOS
Year: 198?
Developer: Binary Design Limited

This little-known DOS version of 180 is probably the first to be named World Darts, the first without Around the Clock, the first with controls more mouse-like than diagonally, and the last to feature the silly characters from 1986. It feels altogether lackluster. Unless you choose EGA graphics, some text is black on black.


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No more Around the Clock. :(

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Alvin and the other goofballs.

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Game start.

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I think it's a bit easier on a real PC.

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Target detection one pixel too high...

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Converted from CPC to... blue...


The DOS port features a PC Speaker port of only one standard song.

When someone scores 180 (without bust), a northern announcer shouts "One hundred eighty!" at 9322 Hz, 1-bit, through your PC Speaker! The data is identical to the ZX Spectrum and Amstrad CPC ports, but differently sourced from the Commodore 64, Amiga, Atari ST and Arcadia ones.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title David WhittakerUnknown 1:46


(Source for composer: Jason Brooke on Twitter. Source for vocalist: 180 (CPC). The music driver is recognizable as Whittaker's and Brooke's. The sound effects are interleaved with the game code, so they may have been done by the game programmer. Game lacks credits.)

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Source verification is needed.


Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.







The music and sound effects are hard-coded and require a programmatic or logging format that outputs to the PC Speaker. However, this is beyond the scope of this site. The speech is in the file SP-180.BIN.

Audio Devices


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Speech only plays when your PC has the correct speed. In DOSBox 0.74, cycles must be between 541 and 900 (at least when you finish setting up the joystick). Why there is an upper limit is unknown.


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This game is missing releases.


As a publisher, Melbourne House was already owned by Mastertronic.


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