The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear
Publisher: Flying Edge
Developer:
Licensor: Twentieth Century Fox, Gracie Films
Sound driver: Arc Developments/Tony Deaf
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
T-81026
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-81026-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 100100 T-81026-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[4][5] T-81026-50
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Sega Master System
EU
MK-27031-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
PT
(Purple)
2,990$2,990
Sega Master System
UK
£32.9932.99[6] MK-27031-50
Sega Master System
GR
Sega Master System
AU
Sega Master System
BR
Sega Game Gear
US
T-81018
Sega Game Gear
EU
T-81018-50
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.9929.99[9] T-81018-50

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants is a video game developed and published by Acclaim, and the first game ever to carry The Simpsons franchise. It first appeared in 1991, and was subsequently ported to most home platforms of the day, including the Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System and Sega Game Gear.

Built very early in the show's run, the game sees Bart attempting to stop "Space Mutants" by disposing of items they wish to use to power their machines and uncovering enough evidence to prove the aliens exist. Reviews have been mixed due to high level of difficulty. It also did not have the rights to use The Simpsons' theme.

Bart vs. the Space Mutants was followed by Bart vs. the World.

Gameplay

Levels

Notavailable.svg Level 1: The Streets of Springfield
Purple objects.
Notavailable.svg Level 2: The Springfield Shopping Mall
Hats.
Notavailable.svg Level 3: Krustyland Amusement Park
Balloons.
Notavailable.svg Level 4: Springfield Museum of Natural History
Exit signs.
Notavailable.svg Level 5: Springfield Nuclear Power Plant
Radioactive rods.

Production credits

Mega Drive version

  • Game Design by: Imagineering Inc.
  • Story Conceived by: Barry Marx
  • Programming by: Arc Developments
  • Software Engineering: Chris Coupe, Julian Scott
  • Visual Engineering: Paul Walker
  • Audio Engineering: Tony Deaf
Source:
In-game credits


Magazine articles

Main article: The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
1700 igr dlya Sega (RU)
70
[10]
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
38
[11]
Consoles + (FR)
76
[12]
Cool Gamer (RU)
70
[13]
Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6 (RU)
70
[14]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
70
[15]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
70
[16]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
90
[17]
Joypad (FR)
70
[18]
Joystick (FR) PAL
66
[19]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
67
[20]
Mega (UK) PAL
80
[21]
Mega Action (UK)
71
[22]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
50
[23]
Mega Play (US) NTSC-U
35
[24]
MegaTech (UK) PAL
74
[25]
Player One (FR)
79
[26]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
59
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[28]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
89
[29]
Sega Zone (UK) PAL
80
[30]
Sega Force (SE)
40
[31]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
91
[32]
Supergame (BR) NTSC-U
83
[33]
Tricks 16 bit (RU)
78
[34]
Video Games (DE)
47
[35]
Sega Mega Drive
69
Based on
26 reviews

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants

Mega Drive, US
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Mega Drive, EU
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The Simpsons Bart vs. The Space Mutants MD FR Manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU

Mega Drive, BR
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Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Consoles + (FR)
68
[36]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
78
[37]
Game Zone (UK) PAL
84
[38]
Hobby Consolas (ES)
80
[39]
Joypad (FR)
82
[40]
Joystick (FR) PAL
82
[41]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
67
[42]
Player One (FR)
64
[43]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[6]
Sega Pro (UK)
90
[44]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
93
[45]
Sega Force (UK) PAL
92
[46]
Supergame (BR)
84
[47]
Video Games (DE)
45
[48]
Sega Master System
79
Based on
14 reviews

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants

Master System, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Master System, PT
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Cover
Master System, PT (Purple)
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Cover
Master System, GR (Zegetron newer)
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Cover
Master System, AU

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Cart
Master System, BR
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Cover
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Cart
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Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
90
[49]
Joypad (FR) PAL
87
[50]
Player One (FR) PAL
87
[51]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[9]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
92
[52]
Sega Game Gear
90
Based on
5 reviews

The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants

Game Gear, US
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Game Gear, EU
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Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 d1cc08ee
MD5 26df4404950cb8da47235833c0c101c6
SHA-1 4fa839db6de21fd589f6a91791fff25ca2ab88f4
256kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 c0009274
MD5 a9dac5c7f2dc324232c3b5a3263b761a
SHA-1 c8bbc1ea5b9b60ebcd15efc2dc850e0ffd20dae0
256kB Cartridge (US/EU)

References

  1. File:TSBvTSM GG EU back.jpg
  2. Sega Visions, "May/June 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 58
  3. 3.0 3.1 Sega Pro, "June 1992" (UK; 1992-05-21), page 22
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 77
  5. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 67
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 38
  7. Sega Visions, "November/December 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 93
  8. 8.0 8.1 GamesMaster, "January 1993" (UK; 1992-12-03), page 14
  9. 9.0 9.1 Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 39
  10. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2003-xx-xx), page 272
  11. Aktueller Software Markt, "November 1992" (DE; 1992-10-09), page 152
  12. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 90
  13. Cool Gamer, "9" (RU; 2002-10-13), page 188
  14. Entsiklopediya luchshikh igr Sega. Vypusk 6, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 224
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 90
  16. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 38
  17. Hobby Consolas, "Octubre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 114
  18. Joypad, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 62
  19. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 164
  20. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  21. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  22. Mega Action, "June 1993" (UK; 1993-05-20), page 65
  23. Mega Fun, "08/92" (DE; 1992-08-18), page 22
  24. Mega Play, "August 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 63
  25. MegaTech, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-20), page 33
  26. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 74
  27. Sega Power, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-02), page 24
  28. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 36
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  30. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 66
  31. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 7
  32. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 76
  33. Supergame, "Setembro 1992" (BR; 1992-09-xx), page 36
  34. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-xx-xx), page 19
  35. Video Games, "9/92" (DE; 1992-08-26), page 59
  36. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 134
  37. Computer & Video Games, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-15), page 71
  38. Game Zone, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-24), page 64
  39. Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1992" (ES; 1992-xx-xx), page 132
  40. Joypad, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-xx), page 83
  41. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 168
  42. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1993" (ES; 199x-xx-xx), page 66
  43. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 133
  44. Sega Pro, "Christmas 1992" (UK; 1992-12-10), page 68
  45. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 70
  46. Sega Force, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 30
  47. Supergame, "Janeiro 1993" (BR; 1993-01-xx), page 38
  48. Video Games, "12/92" (DE; 1992-11-23), page 114
  49. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 165
  50. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 116
  51. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 96
  52. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74


The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants

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The Simpsons games for Sega systems
Sega Mega Drive
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1992) | Bart's Nightmare (1993) | Virtual Bart (1994) | The Itchy & Scratchy Game (unreleased)
Sega Master System
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993)
Sega Game Gear
Bart vs. the Space Mutants (1992) | Krusty's Fun House (1993) | Bart vs. the World (1993) | Bartman Meets Radioactive Man (1994) | The Itchy & Scratchy Game (1995)
Sega Dreamcast
The Simpsons: Bug Squad! (unreleased)