Will Harvey's Zany Golf Reviews (Genesis)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Overall User Score (6 votes) 2.9

Critic Reviews

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Mean Machines (Nov, 1990)
Zany Golf is a great simulation of the strange sea-side golfing game, with all sorts of amazing obstacles to get the ball through. I particularly like the pinball screen and the multi-track green with high-powered fans which blow the ball around! The graphics and sound are both excellent, and it's amazingly addictive when you first start playing. However, the fact that there are only 16 screens makes me question its lasting appeal. Zany Golf is certainly great fun - but if you buy it, don't expect to be playing it in a month's time.
Génération 4 (Feb, 1991)
Le graphisme ne me paraît pas tout à fait à la hauteur de cette console, et parfois l'on est un peu obligé de jouer à l'aveuglette, car si vous voulez voir votre balle quand vous tirez, vous devez alors de temps à autre vous passer de la vue d'un obstacle sur lequel vous risquez de buter.
Power Play (Mar, 1991)
Electronic Arts' Mega-Drive-Umsetzung der abgedrehten Minigolfvariante "Zany Golf" hält sich leider etwas zu starr an das Computervorbild. Konnte man auf dem PC noch verstehen, daß das Scrolling etwas ruckelt, so ist dies auf dem Mega Drive fast schon eine Unverschämtheit. Die halbwegs gute Spielbarkeit ist zwar erhalten geblieben, doch stören die technischen Mängel schon etwas. Die Grafik ist nach wie vor putzig und liebevoll gezeichnet, doch sie wurde ebenfalls um keinen Deut verbessert.
Für 120 Mark sind neun Bahnen etwas wenig, wie ich meine. Auch von der technischen Seite kann Zany Golf nicht gerade glänzen: Das Scrolling könnte um einiges besser sein, und die Ballanimation ist ebenfalls nicht das Optimale. Aber trotzdem kann ich Zany Golf einigen Spielspaß abgewinnen.
Zany Golf on other machines was thoroughly enjoyable because of the pleasing controls and speedy response. Since the Megadrive features neither of these, you'd have to be a real golf-nut in order to glean much enjoyment from this release.
Sega-16.com (Sep 07, 2009)
Looking at the game at hand, you certainly get a certain vibe from it making it believable that this was originally an unlicensed effort – the slow flow of the game and sub-par presentation sure hint at such origins. The game itself isn't that bad and at times can become fun and entertaining. At nine holes, it is a pretty short effort, which could invite for a few quick holes. But watching the screen jerk around, witnessing the ball creep along at snails pace and listening to the music eating away at your eardrums make you reach for the power button before you're halfway though. It has its moments, but overall, it's not worth the effort of hunting down.