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Programmers Tiertex have certainly come up with the goods here! World Class Leaderboard is a superb golf game – one of the best you're likely to play! With four ultra-challenging courses, a multi-player option, great graphics and even some sampled sound effects thrown in for good measure, this oozes quality, playability and longevity. The control method is excellent - it's easy to use, but is designed so that only experts can really place their shots exactly where they want them to go – and the courses are well chosen to thoroughly test the player's on-screen skills. The nature of this game means that it never becomes dull; trying to beat your par is a challenge you'll go back to weeks, months and even years after you first played it – I know because I still occasionally play the original Leaderboard, and that's over five years old! If you're after a high quality sports simulation, send your caddy out for a copy of this!
The crisp graphics and sampled sound are both excellent, and the control method is superb - easy to get to grips with, but subtle enough to allow experts to swerve the ball left or right. The courses are very challenging - especially the Gauntlet - and it certainly takes a lot of practice before you get around on par. The great thing about Leaderboard is that unlike most games which lose their appeal once they're finished, you go back to this one time and time again to see whether you can beat your course record! So if you're after a high quality sports game with masses of lasting appeal, make sure you take a good look at this!
All said and done this is a perfect translation of the original World Class Leaderboard - as far as I can remember the old stalwart. In comparison, Golfamania
is purely a simple arcade game. For a real challenge, settle for the original and best golfing series from Access/US Gold.
U.S. Gold läuft auf dem Master System zur Höchstform auf. World Ciass Leader Board wurde perfekt für das Master System umgesetzt. Wer gute Sportspiele schätzt, der kommt an diesem Klassegolf nicht vorbei. Die tolle 3-D-Grafik wird ordentlich schnell aufgebaut, ist übersichtlich und detailliert. Spielerisch ist Leader Board sowieso über jeden Zweifel erhaben. Zufallstreffer sind ausgeschlossen - alles hängt von Eurem Können ab. Strategie und Taktik sind ebenso gefordert wie schnelle Reaktionen. Das Repertoire an Schlagvarianten reicht von trickreichen Zauberschlägen mit Schnitt oder Spin bis zu gradlinigen Powershots. Nicht minder intelligent wurde das Putten gelöst. Dank der drei Schwierigkeitsgrade kommen Anfänger schnell zu Erfolgserlebnissen, und Profis werden langfristig gefordert.
Diese gute Umsetzung eines Sportklassikers sollte sich kein Golfinteressierter Master-System-Besitzer entgehen lassen: Ein Modul, das monatelangen Spielspaß verspricht.
I find myself wishing I could smash Golfamania and World Class Leader Board together to create the perfect third-gen golf game. A game with the options and aesthetics of World Class Leader Board and the mechanics and progression of Golfamania would've blown away everything else available at the time. As it stands, World Class Leader Board may not be better than Golfamania, but it is equally as good. European Sega Master System owners would have a blast with either one. The debate ends in a stalemate, and I couldn't be happier.