Bart vs. the World (AST)

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Bart vs. the World
Bart vs. the World - AST.jpg
Platform: Atari ST
Year: 1993
Developer: Arc Developments

Bart vs. the World is the sequel to Bart vs. the Space Mutants. In this game, you play as Bart Simpson, who has won a contest. However, the contest was set up by Mr. Burns in order to dispatch the Simpsons. Bart will travel to a Chinese pirate ship, the Arctic, Egypt, a pirate ship, and a horror movie set, each housing one of Mr. Burns' family members who serve as the boss of a level. Also, there are several minigames for each level such as a sliding puzzle. The player must also find all the Krusty heads in each level to get the "good" ending.


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Andi McGinty's score for the Amiga and Atari ST versions of Bart vs. the World are a huge step up from the Sega Master System and Game Gear version that he scored around the same time. There is a song for each major section in the game, as well as title screen, cutscene, and invincibility music.

Andi most likely wrote the music in a MIDI sequencer, which was then converted to Arc Developments' Atari ST sound driver. The Cartoon song goes out of sync when it loops. It is also possible Andi used a utility to convert his MOD files over to the Atari ST sound driver.

The song names come from the MOD files of the Amiga version, which shares the same music.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 2:21
02 Cartoon Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 2:13
03 China Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 2:13
04 Arctic Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 1:22
05 Egypt Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 1:58
06 Pirates TraditionalAndi McGinty 1:04
07 Dracula Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 2:28
08 Bartman Andi McGintyAndi McGinty 0:20


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The game does not have credits, which is interesting, seeing that the Sega Master System version, also developed by the same company had credits. The game's instruction manual should be checked for credits.

Andi wrote the music for two other Arc Developments Atari ST games, both of which credit Andi; McDonaldland and WWF European Rampage Tour. The game's sound driver programmer should also be identified, but it's possible it was Chris Coupe.

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Audio Devices

The game uses the Atari ST's YM2149. The game uses the Arc Developments sound driver.


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Bart vs. the World - AST.jpg
Title: Bart vs. the World
Platform: Atari ST
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Virgin Games