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Game #2296
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  World Class Leader Board    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Golf

Rating: 8.79 (34 votes)

World Class Leader Board box cover

World Class Leader Board screenshot
Although a fairly primitive golf simulation, World Class Leader Board is notable as the true precursor of Access Software's breakthrough Links series. Within its long list of innovations, the game uses RealSound to play voice samples through the PC speaker, similar to Access' Mean Streets. Here is a more detailed description from MobyGames:

"Access, creators of the long-running Links series of realistic golf games, made their first golf game on the Commodore 64 (later ported to the PC). The PC version revolutionized the use of the PC speaker to reproduce voice samples through their 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 to provide running commentary on the gameplay. WCLB is a fairly simplistic simulation of golf, with wind, snap and power being your [only] factors to contend with, but is still a good way to get started.

A course editor is provided. The courses are either real, like St. Andrews, or fictional, like The Gauntlet (designed to push your skills to the maximum)." Although the game doesn't stand up as well as Accolade's Jack Nicklaus series, it still provides a lot of challenging fun – and real nostalgia for Links fans. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Bruce Carver
Developer: Access Software
Publisher: Access Software
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Access Software
Theme: Design Tool
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Mean 18, Jack Nicklaus, Zany Golf

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