Home Computing Weekly


One Hundred And Eighty

Author: D.A.
Publisher: A 'n F
Machine: BBC Model B

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #38

Not all computer owners are arcade fanatics, but this doesn't mean they don't enjoy playing games.

For the less energetic keyboard-bashers, 180 is a fully-fledged game of pub darts, with no need to leave your chair!

The game offers several different types of darts match. Standard is the traditional game, with starting scores anywhere between 101 and 901, but there is also Round the Clock, Os and Xs and Shanghai, all variants on the basic game.

180 Darts

When run, the program asks for each player's name, and the type of game required. A difficulty level from 1 to 5 can also be selected.

The board is then drawn in full colour, together with a side-on view of the darts board.

To throw a dart, you must use the keyboard to steer vertical cross-hairs to the correct distance into the board, then using separate keys, guide the dart as it fles into the board.

All scoring is done automatically, and the two players are depicted as matchstick men who sit down and stand up as required.

D.A.

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