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Hole In One
By Mastertronic Added Dimension
Commodore 64/128

Published in Computer Gamer #18

Hole In One

First there was Golf Construction Set, then Leaderboard and now Mastertronic give C64 golfers a chance to play a round at a budget price.

The game features a single 18 hole course in which one or two players can complete using a full set of clubs including woods, irons, wedges and a putter.

Before each shot is played, a 3D view, looking toward the green, is drawn. You must then select a club, aim in the general direction you hope it will go and then take a swing at the ball.

You control the amount of welly that you put into a shot by the distance you pull back and then swing the club. How straight you hit it depends on the timing between the two moves as well as the strength and direction of any wind blowing across the course.

When you get within twelve yards of the hole, an extra plan view is displayed so that you can plan your shot to take into account the "tilt" of the green.

Unfortunately, although the graphics are in 3D they hinder more than they help you. They aren't particularly spectacular and it is often impossible to see the green. Add to that the lack of any idea how far you've hit the ball and how much further there is to go, and you soon find you're taking shots completely in the dark.

A disappointing game despite its budget price.