- This page is about the ZX Spectrum version. For other games in this series, see 180.
180 is a well-constructed, yet simplistic, darts game. You can play with two human players or single player against a computer opponent, but the only game you can play is the standard 501 point game of darts. To aim, you move a hand around the board, but you can't adjust throwing speed. To keep things interesting the AI opponents in each tournament have their own cartoon faces and playing styles.
If you have a ZX Spectrum 128K or later model, you will hear a nice and catchy title music, and a short fanfare when any human gamer wins a leg. The title song resumes (not just restarts) as you watch the computer opponent take its turn after you. As a porting simplification, everything is tuned at 390 Hz (two semitones lower).
When you get three triple-20s (without bust) in a single turn, a northern announcer shouts "One hundred eighty!" At 1-bit, the sample takes only 2 KB, but is also very tinny. It plays at 9061 Hz on the Spectrum 48K, at 9195 Hz on the 128K, and higher on World Darts (DOS), 180 (CPC), 180 (A8), and 180 (MSX). Only 180 (C64) has a different take, which is less tinny and could have been used in all versions (except 48K and DOS).
All songs were recorded from Game Emu Player.
|02||Set Start||David Whittaker||0:07||Download|
- Ripper: Professor Chaos
- Recorder: M1911
- Game Credits:
Ripping ZX Spectrum music is a very arduous process so it's beyond the scope of this site.
Sound effects and speech play on the loudspeaker built into every Spectrum.
In a rare version, the loading screen is missing, and the computer's points are not reset when you win.
- www.mobygames.com/game/20417/pub-darts/ - MobyGames.
- gamefaqs.gamespot.com/sinclair/946875-180-1986 - GameFAQs.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/180_%28video_game%29 - Wikipedia.
|180||• • • • • • • •|
|Notable Songs||Title • Set Start • Waiting|
|Notable Personnel||David Whittaker • Jason Brooke|
|Notable Companies||Binary Design • Mastertronic|