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Links 386 Pro (DOS)

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Sport
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.3
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Description

The follow up to Links - The Challenge of Golf, Links 386 Pro features Harbour Town Golf Links course. Numerous improvements included photo-realistic SVGA graphics, improved physics, split screens, male/female golfers with different shirt colors, and enhanced sound effects. The

A CD version was released later, it added hole flybys with commentary (for certain courses).

Screenshots

Links 386 Pro DOS title screen
Links 386 Pro DOS starting a new game
Links 386 Pro DOS Banff Springs hole 12
Links 386 Pro DOS Harbour Town hole 14

Alternate Titles

  • "Links Pro Macintosh" -- Macintosh title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1992 12 out of 12 100
PC Games (Germany) Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Sep, 1992 88 out of 100 88

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Trivia

Accessories

The game was compatible with certain golf simulators (motion tracking controllers, such as PC Golf or Pro Swing) after installing software bundled with them.

Technology

Links 386 Pro could run in both 640x400 and 640x480 SVGA modes, depending on the hardware's capabilities. In 640x480, a tile pattern was used at the top and bottom of the screen to fill in the extra 80 pixels. SVGA drivers for Vesa SVGA and a plethora of vendor specific SVGA implementations were included, though Vesa cards tended to be the easiest to get working.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • October 1993 (Issue #111) – Overall Game of the Year
    • March 1995 (Issue #128) – Introduced into the Hall of Fame
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) - 26 in the “150 Best Games of All Time” list
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– Best Sports Game in 1992
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Sports/Racing Game in 1992
Information also contributed by PCGamer77 and Rola
Servo (55896) added Links 386 Pro (DOS) on Apr 08, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (116517) and qwertyuiop (32547)