A Squash Court is rectangular in shape, with the back floor divided into
two halves and a service box at the front of each of these two halves. The
distant wall is marked with a horizontal service line (the 'Cut') and another
parallel line just above the floor (the 'Board') with the 'Tin' below this.
All serves are taken from within the appropriate service box and must bounce off the
distant wall, above the Cut, before landing in the opponent's half of the Court.
However, the ball can be returned before touching the ground. There is an option
to allow for a second service ('Old Rules').
The ball can bounce any number of times off any walls, before or after hitting the
end wall. It amy then bounce only once on the ground before it must be returned, or
it may be volleyed.
A rally is won if the ball bounces more than once on the ground before your opponent
can return it, or if they fail to hit the end wall in the required area. Service is then
transfered to the rally winner, or if they already have service, then they will be awarded
a point. The winner is the first player to 9 points. If the score gets to 8 all, the
receiving player has the option to play up to 9 ('No Set') or 10 ('Set Two').
Jahangir Khan's World Championship Squash offers you the opportunity to play either
as one or two players or spectate on matches. One player plays as Jahangir Khan by
default (though this can be deselected) and it is possible to have human control over
other entrants into the competitions.
You have the option the play in either CLUB TOURNAMENT (league) or
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (knockout) competitions.
Club Level Side A
World Championship Side B
Club Level Side A
World Championship Side B
This is organised as a series of up to 8 rungs. Each rung has 4 - 6 players and
functions as a miniature 'league', with each player in a rung playing all the others.
At the end of a league cycle, the top 2 players in each rung are promoted, the bottom
2 are demoted.
MAIN SELECTION SCREEN
1) The Rungs (ladder icon)
2) Membership (membership card icon)
3) Options (ball on racket icon)
4) Game Restore (tape/disk icon)
5) Schedule (player vs player icon)
6) Play match (racket)
1) THE RUNGS
a) RACKET - Begin next league cycle (if old cycle is completed).
b) EYE (WATCH) - Highlight a player to spectate on all his future games (click
again to de-select him).
c) BARGRAPHS - Check player stats. If this is a human player, you may change
his control method.
i) Normal - Press FIRE to play stroke.
Control stroke manually.
ii) Easy - Automatic shot stroke. Service always correct.
d) ARROWS - Scroll ladder.
e) SRA (Squash Racket Assoc) ICON - Exit sub-menu.
2) MEMBERSHIP - CLUB LIST
a) EYE - Watch player's matches (as above).
b) EMPTY EYE - Turn off all watched players.
c) JOYSTICK/HUMAN - Turn a computer player into a human player and vice versa.
d) ? STRING - Change a Player's name.
e) BARGRAPH - Player's stats.
f) TWO PLAYERS - Play practice match against computer or human.
g) SRA ICON - Exit.
a) BALL - Ball type (Blue = bounciest).
b) CLOCK - Set best of 1, 3 or 5 games.
c) ? - 1ball (one service only "New Rules". 2 balls (two serves, "Old Rules").
d) LADDERS - Change number of rungs in ladder (2 - 8).
e) RUNG - Change number of players in each rung (4 - 6).
f) SRA ICON - Exit.
a) FORMAT DISK
b) LOAD A GAME
c) SAVE A GAME (only to disks formatted by (a)).
d) RESTART LEAGUE SERIES
e) SRA - Exit
5 SCHEDULE SCREEN
This shows the full game schedules, with the next match to be played highlighted at
the bottom of the list.
a) ARROWS - Next/previous page.
b) EYE - Watch a single amtch.
c) CROSS - Postpone a mtach until the end of a schedule.
d) SRA -Exit.
6) PLAY MATCH
This will display the players. If the game involves a human players, then they will
use their appropriate controls, otherwise you will only spectate on this game. (This
occurs when you earlier selected the WATCH PLAYERS or WATCH MATCH option). If a
human player wins a Club or Championship match, he will be given the option to improve
one of his game skills.
The game screen displays the ball type in the top right-hand corner of the screen
and the scoreboard on the top left. The large digits are the game score; the
smaller digits above these are the game totals. In-game information is displayed below this.
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MAIN SELECTION SCREEN
This section is the knockout. You must progress through to and ultimately win, the
World Championship Final.
The icons function in an identical manner to the League, with the following exceptions:-
a) You cannot control the ladders/rungs.
b) You cannot enter a human player once the knockout has started.
c) The rounds of the knockout and qualifiers are displayed.
d) The Squash Rackets Association (Exit) icon is replaced by a "swap screen" icon.
If your opponent is standing in the left hand back quarter waiting to receive a service,
move the joystick left and forward to make a power shot, left and back to make a lob shot.
Holding the joystick in this way and pressing Fire, will start the game. (The ball must
be hit the front wall and bounce in your opponent's back quarter to be a successful serve,
unless your opponent returns your service before it hits the back quarter). For a right-hand
serve, reverse the procedure.
After a successful service has been mode, use your joystick to move your player to
the position you estimate the ball will land - at this point hold down the Fire button
and move the joystick. Left makes a standard left bias shot, left and up to make a
left bias power shot, left and down to make a left bias drop shot.
Right makes a standard right bias shot, right and up to make a right bias power shot
and right and down to make a right bias drop shot. Up makes a straight power shot,
down makes a straight power shot, down makes a straight drop shot, with joystick centred
makes a standard shot.
If you have selected the easy option you will only have to move your player to the
correct position and the return shot is automatic, but the shot bias will be in the
direction of the current joystick position.
You start off in the bottm rung of your Club League and you must work your way up
the ladder to become Club Champion. (It is advisable to become proficient at
Club level before playing in the World Championships).