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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
It's not as much fun as Leaderboard, but it's a far more accurate simulation and should appeal to armchair pitch and putt fans looking for something a bit mire demanding.
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft
Die Grafik ist für ein Golfspiel ausgezeichnet; der Bildschirmaufbau geht sehr schnell vonstatten, und durch den gelungenen 3D-Effekt wirken die Landschaften ausgesprochen plastisch. Der Sound wartet mit einer netten Titelmelodie und den golftypischen Geräuschen auf. Der Hauptunterschied zur Konkurrenz sind freilich die zahlreichen Einstellmöglichkeiten, was allerdings ein bißchen zu Lasten der Spielbarkeit geht. Wer also eine „detailgenaue“ Simulation sucht und für Feinheiten, wie eine zoombare Übersichtskarte und wechselnde Windgeschwindigkeiten auf einen flotten Spielablauf gerne verzichtet, findet in Ultimate Golf ein echtes „Hole-In-One“!
The Games Machine (UK)
Ultimate Golf tries to expand upon the bog-standard Leaderboard rip-off with its grid landscape and adjustable swing and strike angle but is no major improvement. The grid looks weird but doesn't help much and adjustable factors make incalculable and usually unnecessary changes to strokes. The caddy lakes a very long lime to choose which club you should use, an irritating interruption to a plain game.
[Budget re-release] The graphics are well-drawn and the course so green you almost feel as if you've been in the country after a couple of holes. When you hit the ball you hear a satisfying "knock" — and that's it for sound effects. All in all, Ultimate Golfs an interesting challenge with plenty of variations to experiment with. Even if you think you have no interest in golf at all, you could do worse than trying this for some exercise.
Undoubtedly, comparisons will be made between Gremlin's Ultimate Golf and U.S. Gold's best-selling Leaderboard. Having enjoyed the latter for quite sometime now, I was looking forward to play the Ultimate Golf game. Sure enough, Gremlin's game is far more technically based than Leaderboard: the programmers have included nearly every possible factor relating to the game. I especially likes the handicap idea. Graphically and sonically, the game is well presented. However, my only complaint is that, because of the numerous parameters, the game can become somewhat over complicated and the spontaneity enjoyed with the likes of Leaderboard lost. All in all, Ultimate Golf is exactly that - the ultimate golf game for the ST.
Atari ST User
If you fancy a trip down Memory Lane and you're a bit short of the old wonga, the Ultimate Golf might be worth a good look.