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Mean 18 (Amiga)

Mean 18 Amiga Title screen

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Description

Pebble Beach and St. Andrews are two of the courses on offer in this golf simulation, released in the early years of 16-bit technology. The three-click control system was used, whereby the first click starts the swing, the second sets the power, and the third sets draw or fade.

Beginner and Expert difficulty options are given - the latter mode has more pronounced draw and fade effects, making the timing of the third click even more crucial. You can also choose between regular and professional tees - in the latter option the distance on the holes is longer, and the computer doesn't choose the best club automatically. Because long drives aren't a crucial aspect of many of the holes, the Beginner/Expert setting is a bigger factor on your likely scoring. A unique feature for the day was the Course Designer, which was quite versatile with practice.

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Mean 18 Amiga The scorecard
Mean 18 Amiga An overhead view of the next hole
Mean 18 Amiga Teeing off...
Mean 18 Amiga The green is in sight

Alternate Titles

  • "Mean 18 Ultimate Golf" -- Atari 7800 alternate title

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Trivia

The gopher with sunglasses dancing on the title screen is a reference to the last scene of the movie "Caddy Shack".

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  • Mean 18 courses (The web's only resource for new and alternate Mean 18 courses.)
Servo (55921) added Mean 18 (Amiga) on Jun 17, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Trixter (8736), Kabushi (121978), Servo (55921) and Garcia (4783)