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World Class Leaderboard, ZX Spectrum

The more fully-featured sequel to Leaderboard on the Spectrum is better than its predecessor, but not without its problems.

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Leaderboard, ZX Spectrum

The ZX Spectrum conversion of the classic Commodore 64 game, Leaderboard, was coded by Roy Gibson and Ian Weatherburn, with graphics by Simon Butler, and was published by US Gold in 1987.

While it is playable enough it’s fair to say that it is probably the most bare-bones and basic conversion of this great golf game out there.

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Leaderboard: Executive Edition, Commodore 64

The 1987 follow-up to the classic Leaderboard, the Executive Edition features four new golf courses with new features such as bunkers and trees. It’s essentially the same great game as Leaderboard, with the same simple control system and simulation of ball movement.

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Leaderboard, Commodore 64

The original Leaderboard was developed by Bruce and Roger Carver for the Commodore 64 and was published by Access Software in North America and US Gold in Europe. Leaderboard was the best-selling C64 game of 1986 in the UK.

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Raid Over Moscow, Commodore 64

Raid Over Moscow was a controversial release for Access Software in 1984. The game depicts a fictional nuclear war scenario between the USA and Russia and involves US forces fending off nuclear attacks, then flying into the Russian capital to attack what is supposed to be The Kremlin.

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Leaderboard, Atari ST

For a while, in the mid Eighties, Access Software‘s Leaderboard hung on to the title of ‘best golf game’ on the planet. Starting on the Commodore 64 and ending here on the Atari ST (and Amiga) in 1986.

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Beach Head II, Commodore 64

Soooo much better than the first Beach Head… Beach Head 2 is a balls-to-the-wall, digitised speech-laden, action game that sees “The Allies” versus “The Dictator”.

Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back features four war-based mini games: Attack, Rescue, Escape and Battle, with the aim being: to score as many points as possible by completing your objectives. These differ depending on whether you play as The Allies or The Dictator. At the end of all four sections, the score is tallied up to decide the winner.

Machine-gunning, helicopter-flying, and knife-throwing are the order of the day in Beach Head II, and the atmosphere is helped massively by bursts of digitised speech. “Medic!” … “Hey! Don’t shoot me!” … Et cetera. The animation throughout is top notch too.

More: Beach Head II: The Dictator Strikes Back on Wikipedia

World Class Leaderboard, Commodore 64

World Class Leaderboard on the Commodore 64 is one of my favourite games of all time, but I’m not really much of a golf fan. This goes some way to demonstrating just how GOOD this game is.

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