Jahangir Khan, the World's number one Squash Player, now brought to the small screen by Gremlin. World Championship, the game simulates all the excitement and tension of the 32 seed World Championship Knockout competition. Play one or one two player option, or head to head against the computer.
Jahangir Khan: The Sportsman
Jahangir Khan is one of the world's most successful sportsmen. World Squash Championship six times, and winner of nine successive British open squash titles, he continues to break world records with his achievements.
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in December 1963, he learned to play squash at the age of seven, a very natural step for the son of a former British Champion, his father Rossan Khan, who won the title in 1957.
At fifteen he won the World Amateur Squash Championships, and at seventeen became the youngest ever professional World Champion. Since then he has won every squash title in the world, and over a six year span played in over 500 international matches without a defeat - an achievement unique in world sport.
This is the latest in a fine line of quality sport simulations from Gremlin, and offers a wealth of game features and options around an immensely playable, faithful and addictive squash simulation.
Squash is a simple game to understand and is regularly played by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts around the world. Although it is an easy sport to get into, it can take years to attain the levels of fitness and expertise to become a world ranking player.
A squash court is rectangular in shape with the back floor divided into two halves and a service box at the front of each of these halves. The distant wall is marked with a horizontal service line (the "cut") and another parallel line just above the floor (the "Board") with the "Tin" below this.
All serves are taken from within the appropriate service box and must bounce off the distant wall, above the Cut, before landing in the opponent's half of the court. However, the ball can be returned before touching the ground. There is an option to allow for a second service ("Old Rules").
The ball can bounce any number of times off any walls, before or after hitting the end wall. It may then bounce once only on the ground before it must be returned, or it may be volleyed.
A rally is won if the ball bounces more than once on the ground before your opponent can return it, or they fail to hit the end wall in the required area. Service is then transferred to the rally winner, or if they already have service, then they will be awarded a point. The winner is the first player to 9 points. If the score gets to 8 all, the receiving player has the option to play up to nine ("No Set") or ten ("Set Two").
Playing The Game
Select the language version you require by moving the pointer over the appropriate flag and pressing Fire. 8 Bit Versions (Select language).
Jahangir Khan's World Championship Squash offers you the opportunity to play either as one or two players or spectate on matches. One player plays as Jahangir by default (though this can be deselected), and it is possible to have human control over other entrants into the competitions.
You have the option to play in either Club Tournament (league) or World Championship (knockout) competitions. Select the icon for the game type you wish to play - (the left icon with the cup is for the World Championship). Return to this screen by pressing Escape on the Club or Championship main selection screens.
This is organized as a series of up to eight rungs. Each rung has 4-6 players, and functions as a miniature "league", with each player in a rung playing all the others. At the end of a league cycle, the top two players in each rung are promoted, the bottom two are demoted.
Main Selection Screen
The Rungs (Ladder icon)
Membership (Membership Card icon)
Options (Ball on Racket icon)
Game Restore (Tape/Disk icon)
Schedule (Player vs Player icon)
Play Match (Racket)
1. The Rungs
Racket - Begin next league cycle (if old cycle is completed)
Eye (Watch) - Highlight a player to spectate on all his future games (click again to de-select him)
Bargraphs - Check player stats. If this is a human player, you may change his control method:
Normal - Press Fire to play stroke. Control stroke manually.
Easy - Automatic shot stroke. Service always correct.
Joystick/Human - Turn a computer player into a human player and vice versa
?String - Change a player's name
Bargraph - Player's stats
Two players - Play practice match against computer or human
SRA icon - Exit
Ball - Ball type (Blue = bounciest)
Clock - Set best of 1, 3 or 5 games
? - 1 ball (One service only, "New Rules") 2 balls (two serves, "Old Rules").
Ladders - Change number of rungs in ladder (2-8)
Rung - Change number of players in each rung (4-6).
SRA icon - Exit
Note: d and e are only available at the start of the league.
Load a game
Save a game (only to disks formatted by (a))
Restart league series
SRA - Exit
5. Schedule Screen
This shows the full game schedules, with the next match to be played highlighted at the bottom of the list.
Arrows - Next/Previous page
b. Eye - Watch a single match
c. Cross - Postpone a match until the end of the schedule
d. SRA - Exit
6. Play Match
This will display the players. If the game involves human players, then they will use their appropriate controls, otherwise you will only spectate on this game (this occurs when you earlier selected the Watch Player or Watch Match option). If a human player wins a Club or Championship match, he will be given the option to improve one of his game skills.
The game screen displays the ball type in the top-right hand corner of the screen (Not CPC Amstrad) and the scoreboard on the top-left. The large digits are the game score totals, the smaller digits above these are the game totals. In-game information is displayed below this.
World Championship Main Selection Screen
This section is the knockout. You must progress through to, and ultimately win, the World Championship final.
The icons function in an identical manner to the league, with the following exceptions:
You cannot control the ladders/rungs
You cannot enter a human player once the knockout has started
The rounds of the knockout and qualifiers are displayed
The squash Rackets Association (Exit) icon is replace by a swap screen icon.
To Serve: If your opponent is standing in the left hand back quarter waiting to receive a service, move the joystick left and forward to make a power shot, left and back to make a lob shot. Holding the joystick in this way and pressing Fire will start the game. (The ball must hit the front wall and bounce in your opponent's back quarter to be a successful serve, unless your opponent returns your service before it hits the back quarter) - for a right hand serve, reverse the procedure.
Rallies: After a successful service has been made, use your joystick to move your player to the position you estimate theball will land - at this point hold down the fire button and move the joystick. Left makes a standard left bias shot, left and up to make a left bias power shot, left and down to make a left bias rop shot. Right makes a standard right bias shot, right and up to make a right bias power shot, right and down to make a right bias drop shot. Up makes a straight power shot, down makes a straight drop shot, with joystick centred makes a standard shot.
If you have selected the easy option you will only have to move your player to the correct position and the return shot is automatic but the shot bias will be in the irection of the current joystick position.
You start off in the bottom rung of your Club League and you must work your way up the ladder to become Club Champion (It is advisable to become proficient at Club level before playing in the World championships!
Player One: F4 - Left, F6 - Right, F8 - Up, F2 - Down, F5/ENTER - Fire
Player Two: A - Left, D - Right, W - Up, X - Down, SPACE - Fire
H - Helpline on icons
Use either joystick or keyboard.
To quit a game, press SHIFT-Q.
Tap CTRL-Small ENTER
Club Level in on Side A of the cassette.
World Championship is on Side B of the cassette.
Programming: Andy Ware, Simeon Pashley, Shaun Hollingworth
Graphics: Neil Adamson, Dave Colledge
Music: Matt Furniss
The following utilities are also available to allow you to edit the supplied screens of this game:
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