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Sid Meier's SimGolf (Windows)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Sport
Theme
Misc
79
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.5
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.electronic-arts.de:
    Dieses Spiel wird nicht mehr hergestellt.

    Sid Meier´s Sim Golf
    ist das erste und einzige Spiel, das dem Spieler Verantwortung für einen eigenen Golfplatz überträgt. Der Spieler übernimmt die Rolle des Golfplatz-Designers, des Managers und des Golfprofis, während er versucht, seine kleine, öffentliche Golfanlage in ein privates 5-Sterne-Golfresort mit eigenem Flugplatz und Luxushotel zu verwandeln.

    Für die Realisierung muss der Spieler zunächst einen Golfplatz entwickeln, der seinen Gästen sowohl Spaß als auch Herausforderung bietet. Außerdem muss er die Finanzplanung des Resorts so gestalten, dass er die ständig wachsenden Bedürfnisse seiner Gäste befriedigen kann. Der Spieler hat jedoch ebenfalls die Möglichkeit, sein sportliches Können unter Beweis zu stellen und seinen eigenen Golfplatz zu testen, wenn ihn die Sims zu einer Runde Golf herausfordern.

    Features:

    • Gestaltung des Traumgolfplatzes - Der Spieler hat die Möglichkeit, in verschiedenen Umgebungen, wie der Wüste, den Tropen oder auf den Britischen Inseln, den anspruchsvollsten und ausgefallensten Golfplatz der Welt zu errichten.
    • Das eigene Golfresort - Der Spieler baut ein komplettes Golfresort von Grund auf, mit allen Extras von Luxushotel bis Flugplatz.
    • Expansion des Golfclubs - Der Spieler muss Golfturniere abhalten, neue Mitglieder werben und alles, was Rang und Namen hat, dazu animieren, Häuser in seinem Resort zu bauen.
    • Management des Golfresorts - Der Spieler muss Golfplatz und Golfresort so verwalten, dass er alle Wünsche und Bedürfnisse seiner Sim-Gäste berücksichtigt und befriedigt.
    • Zusammenspiel mit den Sims - Der Spieler kann seinen eigenen Golfplatz testen und sein Können unter Beweis stellen, wenn ihn die Sims zu einer Runde Golf herausfordern. Er kann seine bereits kreierte Figur aus Die Sims durch ein benutzerfreundliches Tool in das Spiel importieren oder einen neuen Sim-Golfspieler erstellen.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jun 24, 2005.

Electronic Arts UK website - Windows:

    Be the Course Designer, CEO and Resident Pro of your very own Golf Resort!



    Sid Meier's SimGolf’ puts you in charge of your very own golf resort. You'll get to play the roles of course designer, CEO and resident pro as you try and grow your business from a small, public pitch-and-putt to a five-star resort complete with world-class golf holes, professional tournaments and luxury accommodations. To do this, you'll need to design courses that are fun and challenging and manage your resort's resources to satisfy your guests growing needs. You'll even have a chance to test your course and your golf skills when your Sim golfers challenge you to a round!

    FEATURES

  • Design Your Dream Course - Create the world's most beautiful, challenging and outrageous golf courses in a variety of different environments including woodlands, desert, tropical and British links.

  • Create Your Very Own Golf Resort – Build an entire golf resort from the ground-up with everything from luxury hotels to airstrips.

  • Grow Your Club - Hold tournaments, sell memberships and entice the rich and famous to build homes on your resort.

  • Manage All Aspects of Your Resort - Modify your course and resort to respond to the needs and interests of your Sim guests.

  • Hit the Links with Your Sims – Dabble in the lives of your resort members as they react and respond to your course design decisions. Customise your Sim golfers, their course comments and stories.

  • Host tournaments - Customise and play your resident pro against other pros for a big cash purse that can be used to upgrade your resort.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66222) on Jun 18, 2004.

Press Release:

    EA SHIPS SID MEIER’S SIMGOLF

    The new PC title from legendary game designer Sid Meier and Maxis lets players build their very own golf resort empire



    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., January 23, 2002 – Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS) today announced the release of Sid Meier’s SimGolf’. From legendary game designer Sid Meier, and his team at Firaxis Games, and Maxis’, the creators of the hit PC games The Sims’ and SimCity’, Sid Meier’s SimGolf puts players in charge of their very own golf resorts. As course designer, CEO and resident pro, players are challenged to grow a business from a small, public pitch-and-putt to a global network of five-star resorts.

    “I’m thrilled with SimGolf. In all my years of making games, SimGolf has been the most fun to create,” said Sid Meier, Chairman and Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games and creator of such PC hits as Railroad Tycoon, Sid Meier’s Civilization and Sid Meier’s Gettysburg! “In SimGolf we allow players to create their own paths and to choose their own style of play. You can build an endless variety of courses, customize your golfers, create a world class pro, play your course and hold tournaments at your resort. The fun goes on and on! We hope gamers around the world will have as much fun playing SimGolf as we did making it.”

    Create the world’s most beautiful, challenging and outrageous golf courses in environments that include sunny desert, lush tropics, scenic woodlands, and historic Scottish links. Players can build the course of their dreams by constructing rolling fairways, challenging greens, strategically placed water hazards and annoying sand traps.

    Everything from ball washers and pro shops to luxury hotels and casinos are available for resort development. Players can choose from over a dozen different landmarks to further personalize the grounds. As the resort facilities are upgraded and enhanced, guests are happier on the course and celebrities are enticed to buy homes at the resort.

    Once the course is designed, players can create their own SimGolf pro and play a round. All SimGolfers are fully customizable, with an array of outfits and a variety of personality types to choose from. Players also have the ability to dabble in the personal lives of their members with fully customizable dialogue. Listen to their sagas unfold as they birdie, par and bogey over eighteen holes. The outcome of the guests’ individual stories depends greatly on the success of the individual hole and course.

    Play the course and fine-tune the skills of the golf professional to help him or her become the leader of the SimGolf Association (SGA). Players can then host and play in major tournaments for big cash prizes that can be used to upgrade their resort conglomerate.

    The ability to share courses and stories of great golf moments with other SimGolf players from around the world is available at http://simgolf.ea.com. From ground breaking to par breaking, the ultimate golf fantasies are in your hands with Sid Meier’s SimGolf.

    Sid Meier’s SimGolf requires Windows® 95 or greater and a 300 MHz Intel Pentium II or an AMD K6-2 processor or greater, a 8 MB video card with DirectX 8.0 compatible driver and a DirectX 8.0 compatible sound card. Sid Meier’s SimGolf is available in stores now for a suggested retail price of US $39.99 or by direct order from the EA Store at http://www.ea.com or by calling 877-EA GAMES (1- 877- 324-2637). It carries an ESRB rating of “E” for everyone.

    Firaxis Games is headquartered in Hunt Valley, Maryland. As Firaxis’ Chairman and Director of Creative Development, Sid Meier has been honored with virtually every major award in the gaming industry and in 1999 and was the second person ever to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Science’s Hall of Fame. For more information about Firaxis visit http://www.firaxis.com.

    Maxis, based in Walnut Creek, California, is EA’s game development studio best known for The Sims and SimCity line of games. The Sims has sold over 5 million copies worldwide and was North America’s top selling PC game of 2000 and 2001.

    Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.3 billion for fiscal 2001. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and video game systems. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA SPORTS BIG’, EA GAMES’ and EA.COM. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at http://www.info.ea.com.

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    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 02, 2004.

Inside Flaps (U.S./Canada):
    Customize

    Each Sim golfer has his or her own name, personality, appearance, and dialogue that are fully customizable. Re-create yourself, your freidns, or your family and see how they perform on the course.

    Enhance your course with over a dozen landmarks, from pyramids to pagodas.

    Selling home sites will earn quick cash, but beware, some golfers see these new homes as eyesores.

    Create a championship level course and get ready to host and play in tournaments.

    Design

    Choose one of 16 locations for your first golf club. Build the perfect course by creating rolling fairways, lush greens, and strategically placed water hazards and sand traps. Tweak the course by raising and lowering terrain and adding streams, scenic trees, pot bunkers, and many other natural elements.

    Build

    Listen to your Sim golfers and respond to their needs by building resort facilities. Keep them happy with everything from ball washers and pro shops to luxury hotels and casinos. Build a first-class resort and your membership rolls and profits will grow.

    Play

    Create your own golf pro and then test your course. An easy-to-use shot selection and point-and-click play mechanic will get you in the game quickly. Develop your golfer's skills and compete in one-on-one matches and tournaments.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jan 28, 2002.

Back of Box (U.S./Canada):
    Build Your Own Golf Resort Empire

    Be the course designer, CEO, and resident pro of your own golf resorts around the world. Grow your golf empire from a small, public pitch-and-putt to a global network of five-star resorts. From groundbreaking to par breaking, the ultimate golf design fantasies are in your hands.

    Design
    the world's most fun, scenic, and challenging golf courses.

    Build
    your resorts from the ground up with everything from snack shops to airstrips.

    Play
    in tournaments and one-on-one matches with a Golf Pro character that you create.

    Customize
    any golfer's name, face, clothing, dialogue, and personality.

    Construct resorts in four different environments.
    Create your courses with fairways, sand traps, water hazards, and more.
    Run a worldwide golf resort empire.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jan 28, 2002.