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Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium
By Zeppelin Games
Spectrum 48K

Published in Crash #89

Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium

Everybody's favourite hero comes to life on the Spectrum once again. This time, ol' Jocky Wilson has got six games on offer, all stuck up his shirt at the same time by the look of his character in the game!

You can play normal 501 darts or choose from five other games for one or two players. Football is a game where each player has to hit the bull to start. Once they've chosen a number, they must aim for the doubles. Each double hit scores a goal. The first to ten goals is the winner.

In Dart Bowls, the first player throws a jack, then both players throw three darts. The nearer they come to the jack, the more points you score.

Scram is another fun game where one player is a stopper and one a scorer. When a stopper hits a number, that sector is wiped out. The scorer then has to score as much as possible with the remaining board. This continues until the whole board has been stopped, then players swap roles.

Ten Dart Century is my favourite of the games. Each player has ten darts and has to score as close to 100 as possible without going over. If a dart misses the board, the score is reset to zero. This is trickier than it sounds.

Shanghai is the last game. The computer selects a sector of the board to aim at. You can then only score in that sector and the one with the highest points after ten sectors is the winner.

Jocky Wilson's Darts Compendium makes a refreshing change from the usual boring darts games. The graphics on the board are as interesting as they possibly can be but single players get an extra bonus of playing against a cartoon Jocky!