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Pro Golf Simulator
By Codemasters
Amstrad CPC464

Published in Amstrad Action #61

Pro Golf Simulator

Fore! There's all the fun of the golf course to be had without all that walking around for miles and miles. And of course there's no danger of shelling out for windows broken en route.

Pro Golf Simulator is a lot simpler than the other golf games we have seen. There's no 3D perspective views of courses such as those seen in Leaderboard and Jack Nicklaus Golf, but then again those were full price and this is a budget offering.

All eighteen holes are on a single course, which can be scrolled around so that you can suss out the lay of the land. It's very much a two-dimensional layout. You have a birds-eye-view of the whole course. The land is made out of various surface features of the type you might expect to find on a golf course. Trees, bunkers, water and of course, lots of grass.

Up to four players can join in the fun, taking turns to hack the little white ball around the place. You can choose from a variety of clubs, each having different properties on the ball when it hits it. The terrain too has an effect on the ball, which bounces off trees, gets stuck in sand, and sinks in water.

Players take it in turns to hack their way around the course. The control system is easy to master. Choose your club, set your direction, strength and spin, and hit away.

The graphics are small but detailed. A jolly tune plays throughout, but fortunately can be turned off.

The control system makes the game easy to pick up and fun to play. Tactical decisions take the place of arcade skills, and with a golf-playing chum or two, makes for a hotly-contested hour or so of fun.

Second Opinion

Unassuming and unambitious, but extremely well executed and simply great fun.

First Day Target Score

Complete the course on par


Graphics 68%
P. Small, but they work well together.

Sonics 67%
P. Jolly tune that soon gets irritating.

Grab Factor 70%
P. It's easy to hit it off.

Staying Power 71%
P. A fairway to go.

Overall 70%
P. Good multi-player fun.

Adam Waring

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