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- Leaderboard -

Access is wellknown for their golf games called Links but the first they ever made is this game called Leaderboard. It plays pretty much like any other golf sim but it's easy to pick up and this accessability made it an excellent game. You can select to play from 18-72 holes in total from four different courses and three difficulty levels novice, amateur and professional. The novice game is excellent for beginners and for those who want to concentrate on putting the ball without worrying about too much else. The professional level is very difficult because you have to take into account things like winddirection and speed which will blow your ball out of course.

Hitting the ball is fairly simple you select one of the sixteen clubs available to you and after choosing which direction you are going to hit you can hold the button to charge your swing. You must release the button when you think you have enough power and you have to press the button again at the correct time once more for backswing. If all goes well you'll see the ball flying towards the hole and if it doesn't land in water you'll be transported to that location to take your next swing. If you get within a certain distance of the hole you will automatically be in putting mode which has an enlarged powerbar which you can use to control the power more precisely. In putting mode there is a flag indicating the wind direction and speed and even on the novice level you will have to take the wind into account or otherwise it would be a bit too easy. This goes on until you finish all the holes but since you do not have to compete against others your goal should be to finish the coarse in as little shots as possible. You can compete with up to four players if you want though and after each hole you will be presented with the scores.

Leaderboard contains the thing that made the Links series so succesfull as it deliveres an excellent golf sim just like its successors. The graphics might not be great but I don't think this distracts from the game at all. The one thing that it is missing though is courses and with only four of them totalling 72 holes you might run out of new holes to play fast. Still really mastering the courses will take you plenty of time and if you need more of challenge you can still try a higher difficulty level. This game is excellent for both beginners and veterans of the genre and even if you don't usually play golf sims I can recommend it.

Overal rating: 8/10

Erde Kaiser

This game was released for three different systems here are some notes:
Amstrad CPC Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with winAPE v2.0 A6.
Because this uses a lower resolution than the ZX it looks the worst of the lot.
C64 Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with CCS64 v2.0 win.
The colors used give the areas an autumn look but this doesn't change the game in any way.
ZX Spectrum Released in 1986.
Game has been tested but not completed with emuZwin v2.5.
The lack of colors mean that there is very little scenery but the game is still good.

Date added Feb-02-2005 19:29
Name Leaderboard
Developer Access
Publisher U.S. Gold
First released 1986
Genre Simulation
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Download Amstrad CPC, filesize: 23 Kb
Commodore 64, filesize: 46 Kb
ZX Spectrum, filesize: 21 Kb
Manual Download manual , filesize: 60 Kb
Zip contains the manual in pdf format.
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available

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