Leader Board

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Leader Board
Leaderboard Coverart.png
Commodore 64/128 cover art
Developer(s) Bruce Carver
Roger Carver
Publisher(s) Access Software
Platform(s) Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Amstrad PCW, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Commodore 128, ZX Spectrum
Release 1986
Genre(s) Sports simulation (golf)
Mode(s) Single-player, hotseat (4 players)

Leader Board (sometimes Leaderboard) is a series of golf simulation video games that was developed by Bruce Carver and Roger Carver, and published by Access Software.

Summary[edit]

Teeing off on the first hole (Atari ST).

Leader Board, the first game in the series, was released in 1986 and included four different water-based courses. It was well received, being rated as 97% overall by Zzap 64 magazine and being prized with their "Gold Award".[1] It was also highly rated by other magazines, with Your Sinclair rating it 9 out of 10,[2] Sinclair User giving it five stars,[3] and Crash rating it 80%.[4]

Leaderboard Tournament, released the same year, was a series of expansion disks each containing four new courses.[5]

The second game in the series was Leader Board: Executive Edition, which was released in 1987 and contained new landscape and course features, such as trees and bunkers. Despite these additions, the game was less well received than its predecessor, being given an overall rating of 72% by Zzap 64 magazine.[6]

World Class Leader Board was the last game in the series and included four courses; Cypress Creek, Doral Country Club, St Andrews, and the fictional Gauntlet Country Club. Three course expansion disks were later released. Special features in this final version included a course overview (overhead view), the punch shot, a printable score card, the use of RealSound, and a course editor which allowed changes to be made to the existing courses. It was considered a vast improvement on Executive, being given a 94% overall rating by Zzap 64 magazine,[7] and 9 out of 10 by Your Sinclair.[8]

Reception[edit]

Leader Board was Access' third best-selling Commodore game as of late 1987.[9] Computer Gaming World stated that Leader Board for the Amiga improved on the Commodore 64 version, and praised the graphics, but preferred the also-"outstanding" Mean 18.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Leaderboard". Zzap 64. July 1986. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  2. ^ "Leaderboard". Your Sinclair. April 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  3. ^ "Leaderboard". Sinclair User. April 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  4. ^ "Leaderboard". Crash. April 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  5. ^ "Leaderboard Tournament". Your Sinclair. August 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  6. ^ "Leaderboard (Executive Edition)". Zzap 64. April 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  7. ^ "World Class Leaderboard". Zzap 64. July 1987. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  8. ^ "World Class Leaderboard". Your Sinclair. January 1988. Retrieved 2009-11-12. 
  9. ^ Ferrell, Keith (December 1987). "The Commodore Games That Live On And On". Compute's Gazette. pp. 18–22. Retrieved 24 January 2015. 
  10. ^ Wagner, Roy (December 1986). "Amiga Preferences". Computer Gaming World. No. 33. p. 44. Retrieved 24 April 2016. 

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