180 is a Darts game that was developed by Binary Design and published in the UK by M.A.D.(a subsidiary of Mastertronic) for the 8-bit platforms Amstrad CPC, Atari 8-bit, Commodore 64, MSX and ZX Spectrum. In the USA this game was published for the Commodore 64 by Entertainment USA(also a subsidiary of Mastertronic) under the name Pub Darts.
Based on the 8-bit Binary Design release Zippo Games developed in 1988 an Arcade version named World Darts for Mastertronic's "Arcadia Super Select System". The Arcadia multiplay coin-ops, which are based on the Amiga 500 , came in two formats, Sports Simulation & Arcade Action, and contained 5 games each. Reportedly there was a 10 game machine that combined the two formats also.
The 16-bit versions for Amiga, Atari ST and PC followed in 1988, also named World Darts, and were published directly by Mastertronic.
In 180 players compete is a simulation of real world darts. Players compete to reach 501 points over the course of a best of three set. The game can be played either single player against a random computer opponent or against another human player.
When playing the game a hand cursor will travel across the screen in a random way and the player must hit the button to throw the dart.
When playing Championship Knockout mode against a computer controller opponent, a random opponent will be chosen. Each character has their own personality and style.
|Sinclair User||12/1986||87||ZX Spectrum||5 out of 5||100 ||Graham Taylor||English|
|Your Sinclair||01/1987||47||ZX Spectrum||9 out of 10||90 ||Rick||English|
|C+VG (Computer + Video Games)||04/1987||36||C64||8.8 out of 10||88||Chris||English|
|Amtix||01/1987||129||Amstrad CPC||85 out of 100||85 ||-||English|
|Commodore User||12/1986||41||C64||8 out of 10||80 ||Ferdy Hamilton||English|
|Your Computer||12/1986||48||Various||4 out of 5||80 ||Daniel McGrath||English|
|Crash||12/1986||36||ZX Spectrum||72 out of 100||72 ||-||English|
|Zzap||12/1986||163||C64||70 out of 100||70 ||-||English|
|Your Commodore||01/1987||42||C64||7 out of 10||70 ||-||English|
|Commodore User||08/1988||50,51||Amiga||7 out of 10||70 ||Gary Whitta||English|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||03/1990||48||PC||675 out of 1000||68 ||Laurence Scotfrord||English|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||01/1987||35||C64||6.7 out of 10||67 ||Manfred Kleimann||German|
|Micro Hobby||01/1987||20,21||ZX Spectrum||6.7 out of 10||67 ||-||Spanish|
|Amstrad Action||02/1987||63||Amstrad CPC||67 out of 100||67 ||CB, BW||English|
|Tilt||10/1988||67||Amiga||13 out of 20||65 ||-||French|
|ST Action||09/1988||70||Atari ST||57 out of 100||57 ||SM, JS||English|
|The Games Machine||09/1988||72||Atari ST||57 out of 100||57 ||-||English|
|The Games Machine||08/1988||58||Amiga||55 out of 100||55 ||-||English|
|Happy Computer Sonderheft 17||1987||96||C64||44 out of 100||44 ||Gregor Neuman, Heinrich Lenhardt||German|
|Generation 4||10/1988||52||Amiga||35 out of 100||35 ||-||French|
|Zzap||10/1988||86||Amiga||31 out of 100||31 ||Gordon Houghton, Maff Evans||English|
|Popular Computing Weekly||10/30/1986||33||ZX Spectrum||-||- ||-||English|
|ZX Computing||02/1987||39||ZX Spectrum||Groan||- ||-||English|
|ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)||11/1987||83||Amstrad CPC, C64, ZX Spectrum||-||-||-||English|