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Links 386 Pro (PC-98)

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Genre
Sport
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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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

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There are 11 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Links Pro Macintosh" -- Macintosh title

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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
Kabushi (119757) added Links 386 Pro (PC-98) on Nov 23, 2012
Other platforms contributed by qwertyuiop (32541) and Servo (55897)