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Winning Shot
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  opened by paleface at 03:33:18 06/30/04  
  last modified by paleface at 05:15:28 07/05/04  
  paleface [sys=PCE; cat=Sports; loc=JPN]
           
Very simple golf game from Data East. Although you have Stroke, Match, and Tournament to choose from, they all involve up to four players on the same generic course. Oddly, if you want to have CPU opponents, you must have a controller plugged in to your tap corresponding to that player number in order to set up their AI characteristics--otherwise, you're stuck and can't even use Select+Run to reset the game. Bizarro.
 
The funny thing about this game is that, unlike any recent golf game, it doesn't show you whereabouts your shot is going to go if you hit it right, or even how far your club is capable of driving the ball under ideal conditions--you can see the direction you're aiming, and the wind, but everything else you just have to eyeball/guestimate. Well okay, the CPU does recommend a club for you, but it's usually not quite right (I always land short when I try using the one it picks :p).
 
Then just aim and power and off you go. You can select where on the ball face to strike it, but that's the extent of the shot complexity--and putting doesn't even have that, of course.
 
I like it, nice and simple. The graphics and sound are likewise simple and pleasant. It could really use at least one more course to play, but it'll at least be fun until you get tired of the one it gives you.
    
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