Bart vs. the World (SMS)

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Bart vs. the World
Bart vs. the World - SMS - EU.jpg
Platform: Master System
Year: 1993
Developer: Arc Developments
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Bart vs. the World is the brother game of Bart vs. the Space Mutants. In this game, Bart has won Krusty's art contest. Mr. Burns does not like this and sends his relatives who originate from different parts of the world after Bart. Besides the graphical improvements, the Sega Master System/Game Gear version is an inferior port. There aren't even any cutscenes like in the other ports so you don't know what's going on.

The Master System version was only released in Europe and South America, but found its way to other countries for the Game Gear including Japan, making it the only version to be released there. The Game Gear version was also released in the USA.


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The title screen.

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The level selection screen.

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Collecting one of the Krusty items.

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The game has very poor music, especially for a game made as late as 1993. There are only two songs and both are very repetitive. The music doesn't even hold a candle to the other versions. Irishman Andi McGinty composed the music to the Sega Master System/Game Gear versions. Both versions have the same exact music. He also did the music for the Amiga and Atari ST versions, which have far superior music.

According to Arc staff, McGinty created MIDI files which were converted to Arc's Game Gear sound driver. It is unknown who programmed it but it was either Mark Cooksey or Chris Coupe. McGinty was solely only a composer and sound designer, not a programmer.


# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Andi McGinty 0:22
02 Mini Game Andi McGinty 1:04
03 Death Andi McGinty 0:01



Game Rip





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The music was logged in Fusion 3.64.

Audio Devices

This game uses the console's built-in SN76489 chip.


  EU.svg   EU
Bart vs. the World - SMS - EU.jpg
Title: Bart vs. the World
Platform: Sega Master System, Master System II
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Flying Edge
  South America.svg   South America
Bart vs. the World - SMS - SA.jpg
Title: Bart vs. the World
Platform: Master System
Released: 1993-??-??
Publisher: Tec Toy Indústria de Brinquedos S.A.


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