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Leader Board

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari 8-bit
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4.6
Commodore 64
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Amstrad CPC
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5.0
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Description

Access' long line of golf simulations started with Leader Board. Hold down the fire button to set the pace, then press it for hook and slice if needed. Greens are sloped, so be sure to factor this in. Four 18-hole courses are provided, and a 4-round match can consist of any combination of these, with up to 4 players joining in.

There are three skill levels - novice players just have to hit the ball at the right speed in the right direction with the right club. Amateurs must be precise with the snap, to set the desired level of hook or slice - conventional wisdom in golf is to work on eliminating it first, then adding it back in - while the professional level also adds wind fluctuations.

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Leader Board ZX Spectrum Not a card Tiger Woods would be proud of
Leader Board Atari 8-bit Plenty of bad spaces to find here
Leader Board ZX Spectrum Might be better to pitch up short of the water here
Leader Board Amstrad CPC Title screen

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amstrad CPC Jul, 1987 9 out of 10 90
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Apr, 1988 10.4 out of 12 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Commodore 64 1990 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Jul, 1986 15 out of 20 75
Tilt ZX Spectrum Jun, 1987 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Leader Board appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • ASM
    • 1986 - Best Game in 1986 (Readers' Vote)
  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best Atari XL Game '87

Contributed to by Trypticon (8205) and Martin Smith (63134)