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Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts (Atari 8-bit)

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Description

Zeppelin's second game licensed from the successful darts player has a much wider scope than the previous Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge. The control system involves directing a hand which guides the dart, but this is constantly moving in a random arc, reflecting realistic jitters but making accurate aiming difficult at first. The standard 501 darts rules are among the six games included.

The other games include variants loosely based on football (hit the bulls-eye to start scoring, then a double adds one goal to your score) and bowls (in which a 'jack' dart is thrown by one player, and the aim is to get your darts as close to it as possible). There are also Ten-Dart century (score exactly 100 with 10 darts), Shanghai (where only darts thrown at a particular area can score) and Scram (where one player shoots to successively knock sectors out of play, and the opponent must score as much as possible from the others).

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Alternate Titles

  • "Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium" -- Commodore 64 in-game title

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Trivia

Jocky Wilson

Although hugely successful as a darts player, Jocky Wilson is perhaps best known in the UK for his inadvertent appearance on long-running music programme Top of the Pops - his photo appeared in the background as the group Dexy's Midnight Runners performed their song Jackie Wilson Said. There is still doubt as to whether this was a mishearing or prank from a member of the ToTP production team, or a deliberate joke played by Dexy's notably eccentric frontman Kevin Rowland.
Kabushi (119751) added Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts (Atari 8-bit) on Feb 01, 2006
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