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Description

John Lowe won the World Darts Championship twice, and puts his name to this combination of darts-based games. There are 10 difficulty levels to take on. Only part of the board is on screen at a time, with the screen scrolling as you move the arrow from your perspective. This makes some targets much harder to hit than others.

A practice mode is included, alongside standard 501 and round-the-board games, plus variants loosely based around soccer and cricket. In the former, the player who scores higher with each set of 3 darts gains territory (so in reality it’s more like US Football). The cricket variant sees players alternate in batting and bowling roles – in the former points are converted to runs; in the latter, hit the bullseye to get batsmen out.

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John Lowe's Ultimate Darts Commodore 64 Loading screen
John Lowe's Ultimate Darts Commodore 64 Main menu
John Lowe's Ultimate Darts Commodore 64 On the oche
John Lowe's Ultimate Darts Commodore 64 Playing Round-the-Board - 6 is especially hard due to the flick-scrolling screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "Game On!" -- Working title
  • "Game On" -- Later development title
  • "Darts Practice" -- Early development title

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1990 2.6 out of 12 22

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Trivia

Development

The program was originally designed as a darts utility for darts players to play against. The C64 version was finished in April 1988 and titled Game On. Gremlin got the rights to publish the game and the Amiga and ST conversions followed.

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John Lowe was the second darts player to endorse a computer game during the 1980's (the other being Jocky Wilson). He also endorsed Unicorn Darts Products and a free set of Gremlin Unicorn Darts Flights were issued with the game.

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