Solomon's Key for the NES was released in Japan on this day in 1986.

Outlaw Golf

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
68
3.6
Windows
60
3.6
Xbox
71
3.9

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Outlaw Golf: An incredible golf engine, stellar physics and excellent graphics combine with fierce competition, mortal danger and shapely women in this no-holds barred game of golf. Play seven games for one to four players on three unique courses where some hazards have two legs!

    • Designed to appeal to the broadest base - the Happy Gilmore/Caddyshack/Hooters audience, as well as traditional golf game lovers.
    • A top shelf golf engine, stellar physics and excellent graphics combined with fierce competition, mortal danger and shapely women in this no-holds barred game of golf - with an attitude.
    • Radically unique golf interface and user control system - just push the "stick" to hit the ball - much easier to use than previous golf games.
    • The game's difficulty adjusts based on your play
    • Your composure dictates your play. Improve your composure by beating up your caddy.
    • Play eight different types of golf - stroke, match, best ball, and more.
    • Three beautifully rendered challenging courses.
    • Ten golfers, each with a unique caddy.
    • Play through 30 tournament events to unlock better clubs and balls.
    • Play one to four players, with only one controller required.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12592) on Sep 26, 2010.

merscom.com:
    An incredible golf engine, stellar physics and excellent graphics combine with fierce competition, mortal danger and shapely women in this no-holds barred game of golf. Play 8 games for 1 to 4 players on 3 unique courses where some hazards have 2 legs! Remember, Outlaw Golf is a full contact sport!

    • Intuitive interface and controls make Outlaw Golf much easier to play than previous golf games.
    • Unique composure response system makes the game more fun and realistic than any other golf game – play well and the game gets easier, play badly and the game gets harder.
    • Play through 30 tournament events to unlock better clubs and balls.
    • Play through 12 driving range events to improve your golfer's skills.
    • Outlaw Golf appeals to a wider audience than typical golf games due to its realistic core gameplay, humorous characters and professional voice acting by popular celebrities.
    • For 1 to 4 players with only one controller required

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Mar 28, 2009.

www.nintendo.com – GameCube:
    A three-handicap in graphics, a double birdie in voice talent, this ill-behaved greens game is definitely a mixed golfing bag.

    Simon and Schuster Interactive skirted costly licensing fees for real-life stars and courses, instead stocking the lineup with biker babes, Latin lovers, wannabe rappers and other interesting characters. The top-notch voice talent adds mature humor to the usual blah tutorials and hole descriptions. Best of all is the wise-guy commentary by "The Daily Show's" Steve Carell.

    Despite wacky course props like a turnpike overpass and equipment names heavy with double-entendres, actual gameplay is quite realistic. To hit the ball, pull back either the Control Stick or C-Stick, then quickly push it forward. Until you get the hang of things, expect plenty of hooks and slices. The putting engine is refined, if unintuitive.

    Character models, including the handful of spectators, are nicely sculpted and shaded. Grainy grass textures, though, make it hard to judge the lay of the land. Seagulls and blimps moving across the skyline add interest to the solid but unspectacular landscape graphics.

    Adding variety is the Composure meter. Modeled off the in-the-zone meters of other sports games, the Composure meter gives you a bigger sweet spot if you're doing well. You can reset a shrinking Composure score by beating up your caddy. These comical interludes actually use the familiar swing meter of last-gen golf games.

    A bevy of multiplayer options greatly extend replayability. These include:

    Stroke play: A typical golf game, in which the score is tallied by the number of strokes taken.
    Match: Score is based on number of holes won.
    Skins: Money awarded for each hole won.
    Best Ball: Best Score by a teammate is used for that hole.
    Scramble: The team chooses which ball to play after each shot, then teammates shoot from that spot.
    My One and Only: Play with a putter and only one other club.
    Casino: Pony up a dollar per stroke. Winner takes the pot after each hole.
    Time Attack: Strokes don't matter; getting the ball in the hole as quickly as possible does.

    Yoking together slightly risqué humor and a solid game engine, S&S has delivered a colorful alternative to other more, ahem, dignified golf games. For a sharper and clearer image, select the Progressive Scan option when playing on a TV set that supports that feature.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Sep 11, 2005.

Back of Case:

    GREAT GOLF, BAD ATTITUDE

    This ain't your daddy's golf game!! Outstanding golf meets strippers, ex-cons and wannabe rappers.

    TOUR MODE
    Play through 30 tour events to unlock new playable characters and better clubs and balls.

    OUTLAW RANGE
    Improve characters' skills by completing 12 different events.

    EXHIBITION MODE
    Up to 4 players can compete in 8 different games, including stroke, match, skins, best ball, casino and more.

    COMPOSURE RESPONSE SYSTEM
    Just like in real life, play like a pro and the game gets easier; play like crap and the game gets tougher.

    STELLAR GOLF ENGINE
    State-of-the-art physics and a fully adjustable camera make this the golf game you always wanted.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69569) on Aug 21, 2003.