180 (CPC)

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Platform: Amstrad CPC
Year: 1986
Developer: B.D.L

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 Round 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 in the main menu and choose a color set out of three.


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The bug-free loading screen.

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

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Round the Clock from 20 to 1.

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501, after I changed color.

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The computer opponent is always red, light red, white.

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Double 11? Fanfare now!


The CPC game features 180's standard jolly soundtrack, except that Title is unused, and Waiting plays instead.

When you throw 100 or more in a round, you hear noise, probably applause.

On two occasions, namely in the main menu and when you throw 180, a northern announcer shouts "One hundred eighty" through your Amstrad's PSG! The tinny 1-bit sample, played at 9615 Hz, is identical to the one in 180 (ZXS) (although the game easily could have played the 4-bit sample from 180 (C64)).


All songs were recorded in WinAPE Version 2.0 Beta 2. The unused track 1 was played by modifying the game.

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


(Source for composer and arranger: Jason Brooke on Twitter. Source for programmer: code comparison. Source for voice actor: recognizable from 180 (C64). Game lacks credits.)

Game Rip








Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in AY-3-8912 chip.


In two rare versions (recognizable by the loader flashing black-and-white rather than green), the game crashes after a while, and you can finish a leg with a 25 rather than 50.

  UK.svg   UK
180 - CPC - UK.jpg
Title: 180
Platform: Amstrad/Schneider
Released: 1986-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic Limited
  UK.svg   UK
Fantastic Four - CPC - UK.jpg
Title: Fantastic Four
Platform: Amstrad/Schneider
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic
  UK.svg   UK
Megaplay Volume 1 - CPC - UK.jpg
Title: Megaplay Volume 1
Platform: Amstrad • Schneider 464 • 664 • 6128 • Disc
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic
  Unknown.svg   Unknown
PP15-1 - CPC.jpg
Title: PP15/1
Platform: Amstrad
Released: 1988-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic
  Italy.svg   Italy
KPP15 - CPC - IT.jpg
Title: KPP15
Platform: CCP 464
Released: 1990-??-??
Publisher: Mastertronic


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