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World Class Leader Board

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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.


World Class Leader Board DOS Title Screen
World Class Leader Board Apple II Putting...
World Class Leader Board Amstrad CPC Well, I'm closer to the flag.
World Class Leader Board Game Gear On the green!

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 (5226)

The Press Says

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1988 9 out of 10 90
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Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 90 out of 100 90
Video Games SEGA Master System Jun, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Video Games Game Gear Jan, 1992 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Game Gear Nov, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Megablast Game Gear 1992 71 out of 100 71
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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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. :-)
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