Greatest 18 Holes Of Major Championship Golf - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Accolade, Programmed By: Ken Moore,
Designed By: Ned Martin & Sculptured Software, Produced By:
Release Year: 1988, Genre: Golf, Number Of Players: 1 to 4
'Albatross', 'Eagle', 'Birdie', the golfing terminology's certainly confusing to Joe Public.
But never fear 'coz MARK 'SLAZENGER' CASWELL's here to attempt an explanation of the finer
points of a game where the 19th hole's the most important.
Apart from being a legendary golfer and having a VERY silly nickname (The Golden Bear),
Jack Nicklaus is also a dab hand at designing golf courses. To prove this, 18 of his
favourite holes have been bolted together to make a very playable golfing game.
Up to four humans can participate, with an additional computer opponent ready to
whup your ass it required.
A massive range of options includes two difficulty levels, stroke or matchplay, practice
mode, driving range and practice green. There are two courses to choose from: Castle
Pines and Desert Mountain. Make your choices and it's onto the first hole.
After a map view of the hole and a
helpful gint from Jack, your golfer's shown at the tee. To the left is the power bar with
various info below (number of hole, distance left to go, par etc). You can also adjust your
aim and the type of the club used. It only remains to select a club, whizz the power bar into
the red and whop the ball into orbit (mind that satellite, matey).
Hole lotta fun||
It strikes me the old ZZAP! team were a buncj of moaning minnies: in my opinion Jack Nicklaus
is worth a lot more than the 55& they awarded it in Issue 51. In their defence though, there
were a lot of golfing games around at the time, not to mention the almost legendary
Leader Board. Nowadays there aren't many new ball-whacking games about, so the field's open.
Anyway, Jack Nicklaus is just my cup of tee (tee hee!). Graphically the game's slightly
blocky, but that's not too much of a pain in the posterior- What is pretty bad is the
update time between screens, and the almost deafening silence. I thought I'd gone 'mutton
Jeff' when I first stared playing.
However, what really matters is playability, and that's where, Jack Nicklaus scores high
(or in golfing terms, should that be low?!). If you're tired of Leader Board, this is a
good buy on budget. If you haven't got Leaderboard, it's an excellent purchase. And all
for FOUR! quid...