Reviews and Problems with 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures
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3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: The release of 3D Ultra Mini Golf Adventures was a pleasant surprise for me. I was a big fan of the original 3D Ultra Mini Golf released by Sierra in the late ‘90s and had spent many enjoyable hours playing it with friends and family. This re-imagined version by Wanako games improves on some areas of the game while also losing some of the things that made the original great.
Conclusion: Although, at the moment there seems to be a shortage of online players. So you'll have to set something up with another player in order to get the very easy online achievements. But it's not all sunshine though. There is lots of trial and error to go through the first time around. At 800 Microsoft Points though, it is a bargain.
Excerpt: The original 3D Ultra Minigolf was a forgettable PC game from Sierra released in 1997, so it's curious that 10 years later, the follow-up game is being released. The sequel, 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures is a bit of fun when played with friends, but the single-player experience is lackluster thanks to slow pacing and erratic physics. The available camera angles make it difficult to read the greens. There are a few different modes of play in Ultra Minigolf.
Pros: Nice course creator, multiplayer is pretty fun
Cons: Ball physics are unpredictable, slow pace of play, minigolf generally doesn't make for great video games
Summary: “3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures” is most definitely a no brainer. Don’t even consider buying this game unless you’re seriously into the concept of crazy minigolf. At a total price of $15 with the “Lost Island” add-on, you have to wonder what Sierra was thinking. The target audience isn’t large enough to justify the price. If the game ever drops in price to $5 for the core game and $2.50 for “Lost Island”, maybe it’ll be worth buying for a wider audience.
Pros: -3 full tournaments., -Local and internet multiplayer., -Crazy environments., -Good amount of length., -High replay value., -Insane physics in some of the environments.
Cons: -Graphics are extremely generic., -Everything sound related is generic., -Can be frustratingly difficult at times., -Not many people play on Xbox Live., -Price could be better., -Boring characters.
Conclusion: The course design is the real highlight within 3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures , with gameplay that will frustrate until you figure out every detail of each hole, something that will take longer than most would care to spend with a XBLA game. The multiplayer gameplay is fun because of the power ups, but the single player portion will struggle to hold your attention.