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Jack Nicklaus 5 (Windows 3.x)

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The Jack Nicklaus series of golf games adds several new features and updates. A new MouseMeter control system is designed to feel more like real golf than the more traditional 2-click and 3-click systems which are also provided. The action can be viewed from anywhere on the course, although some views are more suited to action replays than actually taking aim or playing a shot. Ball lies are not always flat in this edition.

This one offers nine Jack Nicklaus courses and a specially created course for the game that is similar to Pebble Beach, as well as an online facility to download over 100 more. CBS' Gary McCord provides a running commentary. The course includes a number of 3D golfers that the player controls. The course designer, a mainstay of the series, has been enhanced for this version.


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Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 1998 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Electric Playground Jan 08, 1998 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpot Dec 04, 1997 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Jeux Dec, 1997 88 out of 100 88
Mega Score Mar, 1998 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) Feb, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) Jan, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 02, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1998 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Feb 04, 1998 67 out of 100 67


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Brad Fregger (178) added Jack Nicklaus 5 (Windows 3.x) on Jun 04, 2001