180 is a darts simulator created by Binary Design. You can play 501 against your pal, or three finalists played by the computer, one tougher than the other, or tune up in Around the Clock descending. You must beat every finalist twice. The hand is moved diagonally by joystick, with directions tilted 45° to the left. Uniquely to the Amstrad CPC version, you can see your rating and choose a color set out of 3. Also, aiming feels more difficult.
The CPC game features 180's standard jolly soundtrack, except that Title is unused, and Waiting plays instead. When you score 100 or more in a round, you hear noise, probably applause. In the main menu and when you score 180, someone shouts "One hundred eighty!" -- through your Amstrad's PSG!
- Ripper: CPC-POWER
- Recorder: Professor Chaos
- Game Credits:
(No arranger source. Game lacks credits. CPC-POWER credits Jason Brooke, which is questionable, as Brooke said he only got to write music in 1987, and CPC-POWER doesn't credit a programmer or artist, suggesting they guessed from other sources. The composer is also being speculated. Gartside was credited on 180 (C64), and while his shout differs on the CPC, his voice remains recognizable.)
Source verification is needed.
This rip is missing songs.
This game uses the computer's built-in AY-3-8912 chip.
Three different versions are known. A few bugs were fixed. Most fatally, in the first two versions, the final dart in 501 was allowed to land in the outer bullseye, but not in the inner.
- mobygames.com/game/cpc/pub-darts - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/cpc/940324-180 - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180_%28video_game%29 - Wikipedia.
|180||• • • • • • • •|
|Notable Songs||Title • Set Start • Waiting|
|Notable Personnel||David Whittaker • Jason Brooke|
|Notable Companies||Binary Design • Zippo Games • Mastertronic|