David Leadbetter's Greens

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MicroProse made a change from military simulations by recreating golf in fine detail. This was the first golf game to operate in true 3D. This means that the player's stance and swing technique can be adjusted, and have a significant effect on the shot outcome. Although the manual's tutorial helps, it's harder to master than rivals such as PGA Tour Golf. There are six courses, an unprecedented number for a computer simulation, and tonnes of playing modes.


David Leadbetter's Greens Atari ST Game type selection
David Leadbetter's Greens Atari ST That was a little too close to the bunker
David Leadbetter's Greens Atari ST An easy hole
David Leadbetter's Greens Amiga The scorecard

Alternate Titles

  • "MicroProse Golf" -- Amiga Title
  • "David Leadbetter's Greens: The Instructional 3-D Golf Simulation" -- DOS tag-lined title
  • "David Leadbetter's Golf" -- European PC Title

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ST Format Atari ST Oct, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
GamesCollection Amiga Sep 14, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1992 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Power Play Atari ST Nov, 1991 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1992 66 out of 100 66
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Nov, 1991 7 out of 12 58
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 72 out of 100 28


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  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #21 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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