180 (CPC)

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Platform: Amstrad CPC
Year: 1986
Developer: Binary Design Limited

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.


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The loading screen.

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The main menu. I've played today and am already useful!

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20 to 1.

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Does this color suit my eyes?

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Always red, orange, white here, though.

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Yeah! I hit!


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, Pete Gartside shouts "One hundred eighty!" at 9615 Hz, 1-bit, through your Amstrad's PSG!


# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Title David Whittaker 1:42
02 Set Start David Whittaker 0:07
03 Waiting David Whittaker 0:11


(Verification from Jason Brooke; game lacks credits. Gartside was credited on 180 (C64), and while his shout differs on the CPC, his voice remains recognizable.)

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.









No AY rip is known, but you can listen to the one from 180 (ZXS), if you don't mind that it's two semitones lower and Waiting was not arranged for it.

Audio Devices

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.

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Title: 180
Platform: Amstrad CPC
Released: 1986-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited


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Notable Songs Title • Set Start • Waiting
Notable Personnel David Whittaker • Jason Brooke
Notable Companies Binary Design • Zippo Games • Mastertronic