Great Golf Reviews (SEGA Master System)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall User Score (5 votes) 2.5

Critic Reviews

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Das Programm reizt förmlich dazu, die erbrachte Leistung zu wiederholen oder gar noch zu verbessern. Besonders viel Freude wird man an GREAT GOLF dann haben, wenn man es im Turniermodus mit mehreren Teilnehmern spielt. Doch auch für "Singles" ist es sicher bestens geeignet - Spannung, Abwechslung und last but not least eine hohe Motivation sind auch hier gewährleistet. Für mich eine Sportsimulation, die rundum gelungen und ihren Preis auf jeden Fall wert ist!
Tilt (May, 1988)
Les graphismes sont excellents. Il y a toujours moyen d'améliorer sa technique et on progresse assez rapidement. Great Golf n'a rien à envier à ses concurrents sur micro. Une réussite.
The little extras all add up to make a pretty good game of golf, certainly one which should please the armchair Ballesteroses out there. Gamers whose interests lie closer to the mainstream should consider whether this sort of game is going to hold their interest long enough to warrant £23 expenditure.
Game Freaks 365 (Feb 12, 2006)
In conclusion, I have to say that Great Golf is definitely the third best game in the great series and stands way above the others below it. The three games that are actually good in this series are generally pretty good in most respects, and this places itself nicely in third. Sega tried to market this for Father's Day when the Master System was still on the market, but I'm not sure how well it did, though it's nice they tried to get adults interested into the system, because Nintendo never really did that. Some were familiar with the system and a few games, but nothing was really made "for adults" so to speak other than a few unlicensed porno titles later on. Why in the world did I mention this? Who knows, but to get back on track, if you're looking for a golf title to add to your SMS collection, since there are several, start from one of the first and have some fun.
Power Play (Feb, 1988)
Great Golf fällt im Vergleich zu „Great Basketball“ und „Great Volleyball“ deutlich ab. Man hat zwar alle wichtigen Spielfaktoren beachtet und kann den Ball theoretisch an jeden beliebigen Ort schlagen, richtiges Golf-Feeling will aber nicht aufkommen. Schade drum, denn die Spielerführung ist wieder einmal hervorragend. Auch bei der 3D-Grafik kann man kaum meckern. Sie ist farbenprächtig und gut gezeichnet, wenn auch etwas langsam. Warum nur ein Kurs parat steht, ist allerdings unverständlich. Irgendwann kennt man die 18 Löcher in- und auswendig.
GamesCollection (Nov 10, 2007)
Un gioco di golf che probabilmente non piacerà a nessuno, neanche ai veri appassionati di questo sport. Da provare solo se avete la possibilità di giocarlo con altri 3 amici.
Sega Does (Feb 05, 2015)
I’ve written way too much about a long-forgotten golf game that nobody remembers. And if I’m honest, you could probably play a solid eighteen holes in this game and not hate your life. So why waste the time and energy to excoriate a meaningless distraction that probably took Sega a couple weeks to program? Because Sega had already made a far superior golf game. And instead of simply re-releasing that version for Europe and the States – at zero cost to them – they chose to waste money out of their own coffers, along with a couple of programmers’ time and energy, to make Great Golf. Poor decisions add up over time. Sega’s poor decisions have added up over time. I love you, Sega, but Great Golf is one of many reasons why you’re bringing me down.
The Video Game Critic (Mar 13, 2005)
The golfer's swing animation is smooth, but it looks to me like he completely misses the ball. The ball flies off the tee anyway, and moves through the air in a slow, floaty manner. I found it far too easy to overswing and hit the ball out of bounds. An exceptional shot will reward you with a brief indecipherable voice sample that sounds like a zipper being pulled up and down very fast. All in all, I'm sure Great Golf was pretty impressive for its day, but it hasn't aged well, mainly due to its slow pacing.