Grab a PlayStation Move motion controller and size up that treble 20 safe in the knowledge that the way you throw is directly translated into how your dart behaves in Top Darts.
After a short tutorial which helpfully explains the rules and how to play Top Darts, it’s time to get stuck in by using the motion controller almost exactly as you would a real dart. It’s a clever system that simplifies things so you can concentrate wholly on landing your arrows in the right spot.
Simply take the motion controller in your hand so that the colour-changing sphere at the tip is pointing at the dartboard, and you’ll see cross hairs on-screen that show where you’re aiming. Holding the Move button locks your aim to that spot, and swinging the controller back then forward generates the power for the shot. When you’re ready to launch, release the Move button at the end of the throw to send your dart sailing towards the cork.
If you’re a regular darts player, PlayStation Move will sense it and allow your true aim and fluid action to be turned into points on the board. Similarly, a less refined throw will also come through into the game – the lock-on feature doesn’t guarantee a knockout shot, it acts as your marker. A smooth action and finely judged power are the keys to the bullseye, so a wonky throw will often end up way outside the scoring zone.
As with the best sports games, the more you play Top Darts, the more rewarding it becomes. Are you a chucker or a champ? Download Top Darts from PlayStation Store now to find out.