Home Computing Weekly


Golf

Author: D.N.
Publisher: Lyversoft
Machine: Spectrum 48K

 
Published in Home Computing Weekly #59

With so many golf simulation programs now available for the Spectrum, a new one must offer something special to stand out from the crowd. This one doesn't. It is no better or worse than several others.

Program instructions are available as an option at the start, providing a clear, but unimaginative, guide.

You can choose between a nine or 18 hole course, and one or two players. At the start of each hole, you get a bird's eye view of the fairway, with all the information necessary to select club and strength of shot. The possibility of hooking or slicing appears to be selected at random, so the only skill required is in judging the direction, and selecting the right club.

Once you get to the green, the view changes to a close-up. Here you decided on the direction and strength of your shot. It is rather confusing that the strength scale is different for putting on the green, compared with the fairway.

A few minor bugs in the program only helped to confirm that this is a mediocre offering from Lyversoft.

D.N.

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