First Past the Post Screenshots

User Screenshots

Commodore 64 version

The game has a save feature and it starts by asking the player if they want to continue a previous game.
If there is no previous game then the player is prompted to enter their name in big friendly letters
The game's main menu
These are some of the game's competing trainers
All trainers stats are collected. As this is the start of the season there are none on file yet.
The first race of the season and it's at Ascot
These are the horses in Moby's stable.
The pre-race menu where horses are entered into the race and where the betting takes place
Moby has two horses in this race, number 1 L'Escargot and number 5 Last Soldier
One of the game's features is 'Full Graphic Races' and this is it in action. The numbers of Moby's horses, 1 & 5, flash during the course of the race
The post race results screen. Moby only takes the prize money but it's not a bad start to the season

ZX Spectrum version

This screen displays as the game loads. It pays to advertise
The game has a save feature and it starts by asking the player if they want to continue a previous game
If there is no previous game then the player is prompted to enter their name. The name entered is MOBY. The trailing 'C' is displayed by the game and is NOT part of the name
The game's main menu
Trainers' records. These are the trainers in the current game
Trainers' Records This is the current record for a trainer. As this is the start of the season there is nothing to report.
Money Matters This is the current state of Moby's finances
Next Meeting This is the start of the first race meeting
These are Moby's horses. Any of them can be entered into the upcoming races
This is the record for one of Moby's horses 'Half Brother'. As yet he hasn't raced. It's from this screen that the player opts to enter the horse in the upcoming 1 mile race
Now 'Half Brother' has been entered into a race he no longer appears in the list of horses available for selection
This is the pre-race menu. The Race Lineup option shows the horses and their trainers
Form & Weights These are the horses in the race and the result of their last four races.
The Betting Prices menu. The player is asked to enter a horse's number (there's no indication on-screen to confirm which horse has been selected, then a stake
Only one bet is allowed. Once it's been placed the only option worth taking is to start the race. At this point the game pauses for a while...
The Race. The horses all line up and wait for the player to press the SPACE bar. This shot shows a race in progress. Moby's horses are shown in white, he didn't win.
The race results. Nothing here for Moby
At the end of a race meeting, three races, the trainers table is displayed
After the trainers table the player is given the option to sell some horses
Here a horse has been sold. There is no prior indication how much the horse will sell for
Next the player is given the chance to buy another horse. After this the player is taken back to the main menu where ....
... the trainer's records now show some activity