180 (video game)

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180
180 game cover.jpg
Developer(s) Ste Pickford and David Whittaker
Publisher(s) Mastertronic Added Dimension
Platform(s) ZX Spectrum
Commodore 64
Amstrad CPC
Atari 8-bit
MSX
Release date(s) 1986 (Spectrum) (Amstrad) (Commodore 64)
1987 (MSX)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player or Versus
Distribution Cassette

180 is a darts video game released for the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit and MSX.

Gameplay[edit]

The player competes in 501 darts against other darts players waiting in a championship tournament with normal darts rules applying, subtracting your score from 501 to zero whilst finishing on a double. Beginning at the quarter finals, the player must win a best of three match to advance through the tournament. Win another match in the semi final stage to advance to the final and face the World Champion Jammy Jim. In the final match however, the player needs to win just one leg against him to win the tournament. Players can also compete against another human player or play Round the Clock, throwing darts around the dartboard from 20 to 1 within a time limit.

Opponents[edit]

There are a total of eight players in the game. Before the start of the match, the computer randomly selects an opponent, though Jammy Jim can only be played in the final.

ZX Spectrum screenshot

The opponents are :-
Del Boy Desmond
Sure Shot Sidney
Devious Dave
Limp Wrist Larry
Beer Belly Bill
Mega Mick
Tactical Tel
Jammy Jim (World Champion, final only).

Reception[edit]

At the time of its release, ratings for the game were favourable. The Spectrum version got a 72% rating from Crash magazine who labelled it as "the best darts game ever". The Commodore 64 version received a 70% rating from ZZAP! magazine. The Amstrad version got a rating of 67% from Amstrad Action.

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