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Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts (ZX Spectrum)

Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts ZX Spectrum This screen displays while the game loads. Its very similar to the in-game screen of Jocky's turn at the ockey

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Description

Zeppelin's second game licensed from the successful darts player has a much wider scope than the previous Jocky Wilson's Darts Challenge. The control system involves directing a hand which guides the dart, but this is constantly moving in a random arc, reflecting realistic jitters but making accurate aiming difficult at first. The standard 501 darts rules are among the six games included.

The other games include variants loosely based on football (hit the bulls-eye to start scoring, then a double adds one goal to your score) and bowls (in which a 'jack' dart is thrown by one player, and the aim is to get your darts as close to it as possible). There are also Ten-Dart century (score exactly 100 with 10 darts), Shanghai (where only darts thrown at a particular area can score) and Scram (where one player shoots to successively knock sectors out of play, and the opponent must score as much as possible from the others).

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Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts ZX Spectrum .. then names are entered
Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts ZX Spectrum Jocky playing 10 Dart Century
Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts ZX Spectrum Before each game a coin is tossed to see who goes first. This is a three screen affair. In the first screen the player decides heads or tails, then comes an animation of a spinning coin, then this
Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts ZX Spectrum Nothing scored. The player can move the dart to be thrown around but it wobbles and drifts from position, so the player must time when to fire carefully

Alternate Titles

  • "Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium" -- Commodore 64 in-game title

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Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1991 71 out of 100 71

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Trivia

Jocky Wilson

Although hugely successful as a darts player, Jocky Wilson is perhaps best known in the UK for his inadvertent appearance on long-running music programme Top of the Pops - his photo appeared in the background as the group Dexy's Midnight Runners performed their song Jackie Wilson Said. This was a deliberate joke played by Dexy's notably eccentric frontman Kevin Rowland, though at the time it was widely believed to have been an error by the show's production staff - BBC Radio 1 DJ Mike Read even mocked them the following day for not having heard of the influential soul singer Jackie Wilson, who inspired the song.
Martin Smith (63136) added Jocky Wilson's Compendium of Darts (ZX Spectrum) on Feb 20, 2005
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