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)
2,990PTE$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
76 [10]
70 [11]
90
70 [12]
66 [13]
67 №5, p90
80 [14]
71 №1, p65
74 №7, p33-35
79 [15]
40 [16]
59 №33, p24
92 [17]
89 №18, p64
80 [18]
91 [19]
Sega Mega Drive
75
Based on
16 reviews

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Bart Vs Space Mutants MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
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
78 [20]
68 [21]
84 №9, p64-65
80
82 №13, p83
82 [22]
67 No results[23]
64 [24]
93 [6]
90 №15, p72-73
92 [25]
Sega Master System
80
Based on
11 reviews

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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Master System, GR (Zegetron newer)
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Cover
Master System, AU

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Master System, BR
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Cover
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Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(UK)
90
[26]
(FR) PAL
87
[27]
(FR) PAL
87
[28]
(UK) PAL
92
[9]
(UK) PAL
92
[29]
Sega Game Gear
90
Based on
5 reviews
Game Gear, US
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Game Gear, EU
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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. Consoles +, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 90-91 (90)
  11. GamePro, "July 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 36 (38)
  12. Joypad, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 62-63 (62)
  13. Joystick, "Septembre 1992" (FR; 1992-0x-xx), page 164
  14. Mega, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 65
  15. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 74-75 (74)
  16. Sega Force, "2/92" (SE; 1992-11-19), page 07
  17. Sega Pro, "July 1992" (UK; 1992-06-18), page 36-37 (36)
  18. Sega Zone, "November 1992" (UK; 1992-10-28), page 66-67 (66)
  19. Sega Force, "August 1992" (UK; 1992-07-09), page 76-77 (76)
  20. Computer & Video Games, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-15), page 71
  21. Consoles +, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 134
  22. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 168
  23. Joystick, "Novembre 1992" (FR; 1992-1x-xx), page 66
  24. Player One, "Octobre 1992" (FR; 1992-10-10), page 133 (129)
  25. Sega Force, "September 1992" (UK; 1992-08-13), page 30-31 (30)
  26. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 165
  27. Joypad, "Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-0x-xx), page 116
  28. Player One, "Février/Mars 1993" (FR; 1993-02-10), page 96
  29. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 74


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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)