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Review Super Golf Land
Arcade golf simulator in 2D style
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 28 May 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Super Golf Land is a very exciting golf simulator for Windows Phone. The game is made in the style of 2D, and its locations don't feature anything special in terms of design or details of objects, but we cannot bring ourselves to call it a time-killer. In general, this is one of those rare cases when you're looking for spare time to start an arcade and put a few new records.
GameplayThe essence of the game, just as in real golf, is to play a ball into the hole marked with a red flag. Everything that happens on the playing field, will be presented in a side view, thanks to which we can say that you will see everything like in a cross section. The main character reminds Stickman familiar to each of us. He is already standing next to the ball and you shouldn't doubt that in his hands there is a club of suitable shape, weight and size.
ControllingWith two buttons located in the lower left corner of the screen, you can adjust the direction of the stroke, and with a button in the lower right corner of the screen, you can choose its strength and, accordingly, the distance overcome by the golf ball. The best result is, of course, to hit the target with a single stroke, but locations will sometimes be so extraordinary and with such difficult terrains that it would be great, if you met your challenge at least with three strokes.
Game featuresA distinctive feature of the game is that, despite the modest design, it has physics and its presence is expressed not only in the flight path of the ball after the stroke, but also in how the ball behaves while on the grass, sand or water. Generally speaking, if you have a chance, you are advised to get round all the areas except grass, but the gameplay is structured so that in some cases you can reach the hole only through a puddle or a sandbox.
In this case, you should know that you need to put much more effort to hit the ball lying on the bottom of a pond or in the sand. The landing at the places mentioned also occurs very realistically since the ball fallen into the sand or flopped into the water stops immediately and no inertia can help you against high frictional force.
ResumeIn Super Golf Land, you will find three game modes and a huge number of locations. However, in order to gain access to new locations, you need to prove yourself in the previous ones. The graphics in the game are very peculiar. As it has been already mentioned, everything is decorated very simply but with a decent quality. The accompanying sound is wonderful as well and you will surely like it.