Bullseye was always one of the Great British Institutions. The week just wasn't complete until you'd seen a nice ordinary couple make complete idiots of themselves on television. Even then they'd always fail to win a speedboat or something equally useless. Did anyone ever see a contestant with the speedboat? I certainly never did.
Bullseye may have sunk without trace but Bully lives on. Bully's Sporting Darts gives you the chance to score a hole-in-one in snooker, pot the black in cricket, or score a century in tennis (or something like that). Yes, even those of us who are crap at sport can compete in the comfort of our own Amiga.
I think football should be played Bully's way all the time. None of those fancy kits and telephone number salaries - games should be won or lost on the throw of a dart. Think of all the money clubs would save on all-weather pitches. The only problem is that I still can't get Liverpool to thrash Arsenal. Got to keep trying I suppose.
Some sports I've never seen the point of. Take golf, I used to walk my dog across a golf course. I risked my life every time. You walk around an expanse of grass, hitting a white ball with no diea where it's going to go. Most golfers only shout a warning when the ball's heading straight for you. But this is more like it. No wind, no rain and now windows to break. I even got a few holes in one. I could even get to like it.
There's snooker, cricket and tennis to try as well. Cricket goes on for ever if both you and your opposition are rubbish. IF you're batting, you have to score over 40 with three darts to score nay runs. Simple. But if you're the team who are fielding, you have to hit the bullseye twice to get the other team out. I was in bat for hour before we called a truce.
From the point of view of someone who had a dartboard set up in their room for most of their childhood, this is nothing like playing the real thing. That's why we play this sort of game. I'm rubbish at the real stuff, but at snooker sims I can hold my own.
Bully's Sporting Darts is rainy afternoon fun, and brilliant to play with your mates when you're tired to go out. I've only one thing to say. Super, smashing, lovely - just look what you could have won.