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World Class Leader Board

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Description

Before the long-running Links series, Access Software produced the Leader Board lineage, which concludes here. Wind, snap and power are the main considerations as players dodge the bunkers, water and rough, which make for more complex courses than the 8-bit versions of the original.

A course editor is included. The courses provided include real locations: St. Andrews (Scotland), Cypress Creek and Doral Country Club (USA) and a fictional one, The Gauntlet, which, as the name suggests, is designed to push the player's skills to the maximum.

The PC version utilizes the PC speaker to reproduce voice samples via the company's patented RealSound process. Quips like "No doubt about it, he's deep in the sandtrap", "Straight onto the fairway", and "Looks like he hit the tree, Jim" are used to provide running commentary on the gameplay.

Screenshots

World Class Leader Board Game Gear Putting
World Class Leader Board Game Gear Setting up shot
World Class Leader Board ZX Spectrum Hitting from the rough
World Class Leader Board DOS Sandtrap

Alternate Titles

  • "World Class Leader Board Golf" -- Game Gear title
  • "World Class Leaderboard" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

I couldn't believe my own ears! DOS Roedie (5225)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Nov, 1989 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Mean Machines SEGA Master System May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Raze SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) Game Gear Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1990 71 out of 100 71
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Revisions on DOS version

The DOS version of World Class Leader Board went through several revisions; some to fix bugs, and others to add features. One revision that appeared around the same time Echelon was marketed is an advertisement for said game; a voice, booming through the PC speaker, talks about the game if you hit "Info" on the main screen instead of "Main Menu". The exact text spoken is:

Battle space pirates on the tenth planet Isis in Access Software's space flight simulation Echelon (with RealSound).


(I guess they had 110K of disk space to kill and decided to fill it with an advertisement.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #47 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
  • Commodore Force
    • December 1993 (Issue 13) – #62 “Readers' Top 100”
  • Commodore Format
    • July 1991 (Issue 10) - listed in the A to Z of Classic Games article (Great)

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