World Class Leader Board
DOS - 1988
Description of World Class Leader Board
Although a fairly primitive golf simulation, World Class Leader Board is notable as the true precursor of Access Software breakthrough Links golf series. Among its long list of innovations, the game uses RealSound to play voice samples through the PC speaker, similar to Access' Mean Streets. Here is 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 via 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 main [only] factors to contend with, but is still a good way to get started. A course editor is provided. The courses range from real, like St. Andrews, to 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!
Review By HOTUD
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Screenshots from MobyGames.com / Platform: Apple II
Comments and reviews
Santa 2020-04-18 0 point
Was there ever a Windows 3.x port of this game? I seem to remember playing some golf game on Windows in the early 90s that was 98% the same as this; but I can't find any trace of such a Windows port.
Niuniex 2019-12-30 0 point DOS version
One of the best golf game ever! Good to relax, and good to have a challenge.
dantheman 2019-04-28 0 point DOS version
Having trouble getting it to run: After downloading/unzipping WCLB, I drag and dropped the files into dosbox. Then I type c:\golf.exe and press enter. The cursor moves down one row and blinks and nothing happens. I can't type anything else in that window and have to close it and start over.
Squirerust 2018-04-03 1 point
I have great memories of playing this game on an old 8088 in the mid 90s. More fun than a lot of newer golf games.
jac 2017-03-14 1 point DOS version
excelente lo pasaba de maravilla en aquel entonces con mis primos
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