World Darts (AST)
Like on 8-bit, you play against two of seven computer opponents, and you must beat every opponent twice. To aim, you move an on-screen hand diagonally. There's no time limit, but comparing with World Darts (ARC), the hand quickly sinks as you let the joystick go. The 16-bit versions also suggest your next target, although all except World Darts (AMI) neglect the double-out. Starting the ST conversion is a bit confusing: Once you hit the joystick button, the title screen and speech reappear once before the game automatically starts for real.
Uniquely, the ST graphics have a few extra ideas, and the high scores are more detailed. Contrary to what the "1up" text and "Player One" speech suggest, there's no two-player mode.
For a pleasant change, the ST plays only samples, and fairly atmospheric ones, at 9600 Hz, 8-bit PCM. No square waves, no white noise. The audio driver may have been written by game programmer Gareth Briggs, considering it is located tightly between keyboard- and screen-code.
The only music is the one where the computer opponent takes his turn. The unique arrangement sounds like someone was actually performing on an (unidentified) cheap synthesizer. An unused header suggests that it was recorded at 10000 Hz (as signed PCM). The notes are certainly tuned almost a semitone too low, likely 71 cents.
The song was recorded in Hatari v2.2.1.
|01||Waiting||David Whittaker||Jason Brooke||0:05||Download|
- Ripper: Professor Chaos
- Recorder: Professor Chaos
- Game Credits:
This game uses the computer's built-in YM2149F chip.
- mobygames.com/game/20417/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 • Mastertronic|