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Bart vs. The Space Mutants is a platform game where the player goes into the role of Bart Simpson (from the TV show The Simpsons) and must stop the Space Mutants from invading Springfield.

On each of the five levels, Bart must collect (or get rid of) the ingredients that the Space Mutants are planning to use to build their machine, such as purple objects or balloons. He also has to collect enough "proof" of the aliens existence (brown coins left behind when they are jumped on), so his family members will help him when he meets a boss (characters such as Nelson and Sideshow Bob). This won't be easy since the Space Mutants are "using" human bodies as disguise. In order to discover who are the real Space Mutants, Bart must use his X-ray Specs.

The ways Bart can get rid of those objects sought by the Space Mutants are numerous. For instance, in the first stage, Bart must get rid of purple objects. He can dye them red, cover them, wash them, etc. Some even involve a little puzzle solving, like playing a trick on Moe to make him get out of the bar.

Bart also has some coins that can be used in many ways throughout the game, like buying things, getting devices operating, etc. Those coins are essential to solve some puzzles in the game.


The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants SEGA Master System Bart in front of move theatre
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Amiga Intro animation
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants DOS Should I trust this Springfield citizen? (Tandy)
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Amstrad CPC Balloons Galore

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Magazine Advertisement
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Magazine Advertisement
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Magazine Advertisement Part 1
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants Magazine Advertisement


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User Reviews

The first and still one of the best Simpsons licensees Genesis chirinea (46643)
Eat My Cartridge, Man! Genesis ETJB (450)
A good start for the Simpsons NES Zovni (10633)
Eat My Shorts, Dude NES ETJB (450)
Conversion of average platform game which has some nice ideas, but is ultimately dull. Amiga Nick Drew (412)
A good use of a lucrative license - a game worthy of attention Amiga Martin Smith (74919)

Critic Reviews

Sega Pro (UK) Game Gear Apr, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Crash! ZX Spectrum Sep, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines Game Gear Nov, 1993 90 out of 100 90
SuperGame SEGA Master System Jan, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1991 83 out of 100 83
Power Unlimited NES Dec, 1993 8.1 out of 10 81
Play Time DOS Feb, 1992 77 out of 100 77
Play Time Atari ST Mar, 1992 64 out of 100 64
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Jun, 1993 2 out of 5 40
Sega Force Genesis Nov, 1992 40 out of 100 40


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Amiga bundle

The game was bundled with the Amiga for about a year, in a bundle called Cartoon Classics which also included Captain Planet, Lemmings, and Deluxe Paint 3. The pack was unchanged when the Amiga 500 Plus model launched. Because the Amiga didn't come with a joystick at the time, the bundled version was edited to allow for keyboard control.

Amiga version

For the Amiga version, Arc Development decided to include an animated opening sequence in the style of the actual Simpsons show. In order for them to do this they had to send each frame to Matt Groening and he hand drew over each one. Despite this effort, the animation still looks poor in comparison to the show.


  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #85 “Readers' Top 100”
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