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PGA Tour 97

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Description

This golf game is another entry in the Electronic Arts PGA Tour Golf series.

Players can choose to play as one of fourteen professional golfers such as Fuzzy Zoeller and Jim Gallagher Jr. or choose to create their own golfer by giving them a name and choosing what their golfer looks like from the few portraits that are available.

Players are then able to select what type of game mode they want to play. Game modes include letting the player practice a round of golf, compete in a tournament, have a shoot-out, or compete in a Skins game.

The game features two 18 hole golf courses to play at. Both platform versions of this game include the Sawgrass golf course, with each also including a unique golf course of their own. The Playstation version includes the Spanish Bay links, while the Saturn version includes the Spyglass Hill course.

When on the course, player select what club they want to use. They also can set the angle, pitch and backspin of the ball before taking a swing. They then have to aim where they want their shot to go. When shooting, players have to contend with the "Target Arc" power bar interface which effects the velocity and accuracy of each shot. This meter also factors the players risk in their shot by determining the degree of difficulty it would be to make the shot. Bold shots get rewarded while risky shots are not.

The game also features TV style commentary and several different camera angles, including a picture in picture view.

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The Press Says

Joypad PlayStation Oct, 1996 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 6.4 out of 10 64
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Oct, 1996 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 5.9 out of 10 59
The Video Game Critic SEGA Saturn Dec 24, 2000 D 25

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