& Reviewed by Neil Collins
John Lowe's Ultimate Darts is quite a unique darts
simulator. There are tons of options and players to play
against on the computer, or you can chose to play
against them on your own dartboard. Choosing the second
option relies on you entering your scores honestly into
the computer to see how you would perform against
opponents in real life. I imagine this game was well
loved by darts fanatics back in the eighties, although I
bet many of them entered some false scores to get the
results they wanted. This is perfect for a cheat like
myself to see if there's anything at the end of this
HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?:
I pressed a few buttons and I won every game with a nine
dart finish! Now how did that happen...
SO WHAT HAPPENS?:
I ended up playing Bob 'The Limestone Cowboy' Anderson
in the world final. Unfortunately for Bob I was again in
great form and won every leg with a nine darter. At the
end of the match a picture of a trophy with a dart
either side of it was shown with my name at the top and
the losing finalists name at the bottom.
- Brendan Phoenix:
World's blockiest trophy!
- Andrew Fisher:
Perhaps the strangest part of this game is the option
for the player to play on a REAL board and type in their
Not my favourite darts game on the C64 (that would be
Stephen Walters' Bullseye) but good to see there is an
ending. Even if it is a very basic screen.
- Andy Vaisey:
Well I'll throw another dart game into the hat (board?),
with my favourite being '180'.
Not played this dart game, but the ending is a bit Lego
isn't it? Ugly!
not great, but it's ok. I think only Phil Taylor would
see this ending if everyone entered honest figures.
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