180 Released as Pub Darts by Entertainment USA in USA
Copyright/Publisher: MAD (Mastertronic's Added Dimension), Produced By: Binary Design Ltd,
Written By: Andrew Routledge, Cast & Backdrops By: Jeremy Nelson,
Music By: David Whittaker, Release Year: 1986, Genre: Darts, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
The practice game, which we suggest you try out first, is there to help
you become more skillful at throwing the darts. There is (very) little luck
in 180. To win you need to have a good eye and complete mastery of the
Practice is against the clock. You have to hit each number in
sequence, from 20 to 1, in a limited time. Easy it is not, but it is a lot
of fun and it will develop your skills for the big match!
You are now the proud owner of the one and only REAL darts game around. 180
has eight different opponents waiting to take you on, a two player option for
when your friends want to join in and a practice game to help you win when
Against the computer you'll play in a Championship knockout (coming in at
quater final stage) and to carry off the tournament you have to beat three
opponents. The game selects who you'll play and in what order at random
each time so that every game is different.
Regardless of which of the eight
characters appear and when, they will get better as you progress towards the
final. Each of the players has his own style of play, with "favourite"
doubles and finishing technique. Working this out early in a match can often
help you win through.
Zzap64! Overall Rating: 70%
Far from outstanding, but good fun.