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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 Apple II In the sand!
World Class Leader Board DOS Lining up the shot
World Class Leader Board Game Gear Right into the water
World Class Leader Board Commodore 64 Putting...

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 (5211)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA Master System May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Aug, 1990 92 out of 100 92
Retro Gamer Commodore 64 Nov, 2004 90 out of 100 90
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
Play Time Game Gear Jan, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Game Gear Feb, 1992 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Game Gear Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1993 74 out of 100 74
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Play Time Genesis Mar, 1993 35 out of 100 35

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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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