World Class Leader Board
Description official descriptions
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 as running commentary during gameplay.
- World Class Leaderboard - Alternate spelling
Credits (Commodore 64 version)
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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).
- 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)
- MobyGames ID: 448
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Contributors to this Entry
Game added by MajorDad.
Genesis added by Tibes80. Macintosh, iPhone, Acorn 32-bit, Amstrad CPC added by Kabushi. Atari ST, ZX Spectrum added by Martin Smith. Game Gear added by Macintrash. Amiga, Apple II, Commodore 64 added by Servo. SEGA Master System added by Malcolm Harvey.
Additional contributors: Trixter, formercontrib, S Olafsson, Jo ST, FatherJack.
Game added November 17th, 1999. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.