Leaderboard

Leaderboard

Leaderboard

When golf games got good.

If you've ever wondered what golf games were like in days when your dad had hair (and, quite possibly, a semi-decent taste in music), then Leaderboard represents the pivotal moment where someone came up with a set of play mechanics so good that they've barely changed since.

That 'someone' just so happened to be Bruce Carver, flush from the massive commercial success of the two Beach Head titles and Raid Over Moscow. But although Leaderboard was also a massive hit, and universally acclaimed, the big difference here is that this 1986 effort has stood the test of time remarkably.

Ok, so the way each scene draws before your very eyes is likely to elicit a giggle in these days of photo realism, but in terms of the classic two-tap power bar control system and gameplay fundamentals, Leaderboard had it all sussed out on its very first appearance.

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