Excerpt: Love it or hate it, golf is one of the most popular sports in the world. So it makes sense for game developers to exploit this potential market, but they need to make a choice; do they go with a simulation style like Links , or arcade style like Everybody’s Golf ? With colourful courses, anime styled characters and lots of unlockable content, it’s clear that Super Swing Golf went with the arcade style.
Conclusion: All in all, a really disappointing game. I wasn’t expecting much after seeing the ads and reading about it in Nintendo Power, but I at least thought it would be a passable golf sim. Also, I can’t see paying any money for this game once I found out it’s free on the PC (known as Albatross 18 or PangYa! in Asia). Granted, you wouldn’t have the motion sensitive controls like on the Wii … but that may be a good thing.
Summary: Deep single player story, RPG-like character building, and a golf game to boot.
Pros: Good story mode with a long (100 hours+) single player mode; lots of items for your characters and plenty of things to upgrade; golf swing mechanic works flawlessly; option to play using Albatross18's click-swing; excellent multiplayer options; all the online characters and caddies have been included (along with most of the content).
Cons: No online multiplayer; gameplay is not user-friendly in certain areas; camera controls are horrendous; game is sometimes quite difficult.