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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 as running commentary during gameplay.

Screenshots

World Class Leader Board Amstrad CPC Ready at Hole 1
World Class Leader Board SEGA Master System The standard St. Andrews course
World Class Leader Board Game Gear Demo mode
World Class Leader Board Commodore 64 Title screen

Promo Images

World Class Leader Board Magazine Advertisement
World Class Leader Board Magazine Advertisement

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 (5247)

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines SEGA Master System May, 1991 92 out of 100 92
Power Play SEGA Master System Jul, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Sega Power Game Gear Sep, 1992 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Sega Force (UK) Game Gear Jan, 1992 79 out of 100 79
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Defunct Games SEGA Master System May 25, 2018 B 75
Megablast Game Gear 1992 71 out of 100 71
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Power Play Genesis Feb, 1993 68 out of 100 68
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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