Golf Magazine presents 36 Great Holes starring Fred Couples (SEGA 32X)

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Consoles Plus
La réalisation technique du jeu est très bonne, mais on regrette qu'il n'y ait que 36 parcours!
Sega Force
När jag gick in på Stor & Liten för att låna ett recensionsexemplar av Golf Magazine presents 36 great holes starring Fred Couples väntade jag mig inget revolutionerande eller nytt, vilket visade sig vara fallet. Men det är ändå trevligt för den golfintresserade och med en batteribackup som höjer priset, men också spelvärdet nog så mycket.
The Video Game Critic
The courses are fairly wide open. There are a few problems. The ball is too small - it appears to be about one pixel big!! The computer always positions your golfer for you. Usually you're aimed at the hole or fairway, but occasionally it's a bit off. You can aim your shot, but the limited graphics (and views) make it difficult to know WHERE it's safe to hit it. This is a quiet game with the exception of some birds and an occasional comment from Fred. Overall, a nice 32X title.
I really like the design of this game, and I especially like the variety of the modes. For these reasons, this one of my favorite 32X titles, and I had many hours of fun with this game with my aforementioned friend. I love saving new replays after hitting a sixty or seventy feet putt on the green but still wish the game was longer. I would also love to have sees what the rumored 32X CD version would have been like with all the extra courses it bragged about. Golf Magazine: 36 Great Holes loses a point for its short length and a point for the lack of Fred's voice samples, but I'll recommend it to any 32X owner. It's a great game, and there's so little that's good in the library.
Mega Fun
Nach den äußerst mäßigen 32X-Titeln der der letzten Zeit scheint der Softwarenachschub langsam, aber sicher wieder an Qualität zu gewinnen. Neben Metal Head erweist sich auch die Golfsimulation rund um Fred Couples als ein durchaus brauchbares und empfehlenswertes Modul, kann jedoch gegen die PGA-Serie trotz schönerer Grafik nichts ausrichten. Während es am Spieldesign nicht das geringste auszusetzen gibt, hapert‘s ein wenig bei Kontrolle der Schläge. Zwar lassen sich Härte und Drall über die beiden Balken exakt einstellen, jedoch hat man oftmals das Gefühl, daß der kleine Ball den Befehlen nur widerwillig gehorcht und ein nicht nachvollziehbares Eigenleben entwickelt. Auch das Putten ist eine recht “grobe“ Angelegenheit, angefangen beim Raster des Grüns bis hin zum Radius des Loches, das teilweise metergroß zu sein scheint. Diese Mankos sind allerdings keine Schwerwiegenden, so daß Fred Couples als einer der wenigen Konsolensportler insgesamt mit “seinem“ Modul zufrieden sein kann.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
With its plentiful options and simple controls, Great Holes has a lot to offer golfing fans, but its otherwise uninspired design and overall lazy pace won't have 32X owners jumping for joy at the marvels the new hardware offers them.
GamePro (US)
Most people will probably never play all these great holes in real life, so seeing them here is a treat. If you like sophisticated golf games, hit the links with Fred.
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This game lands in the bunker and each time I play it, it slides deeper into the sand. The graphics are good and the 32X engine adds some cool scaling features to the course, but the game play is hard to control and the true feeling of playing an actual golf game just isn't there.