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DescriptionMean 18 is a golf simulation released in the early years of 16-bit technology. The three-click control system was used, whereby the first click starts the swing, the second sets the power, and the third sets draw or fade.
Apart from the Bush Hill course the game comes with Famous Course Disk Volume I which includes:
- St Andrews, Scotland, UK
- Pebble Beach, California, USA
- Augusta National, Georgia, USA
Beginner and Expert difficulty options are given - the latter mode has more pronounced draw and fade effects, making the timing of the third click even more crucial. You can also choose between regular and professional tees - in the latter option the distance on the holes is longer, and the computer doesn't choose the best club automatically. Because long drives aren't a crucial aspect of many of the holes, the Beginner/Expert setting is a bigger factor on your likely scoring.
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- "Mean 18 Ultimate Golf" -- Atari 7800 alternate title
|The first great PC golf game||DOS||gametrader (233)|
|The Video Game Critic||Atari 7800||Jul 16, 2013||A-||91|
|Tilt||Atari ST||Jun, 1987||14 out of 20||70|
|Commodore User||Amiga||Aug, 1987||5 out of 10||50|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||Amiga||May, 1987||1.4 out of 12||12|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Amiga||Dec, 1986||Unscored||Unscored|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Atari 7800 port: split?||1||Rola (8277)
Nov 22, 2014
InnovationsMean 18 was one of the first (if not the very first) golf games with the "tap to swing, tap for power, tap for hook/slice" control metaphor that has survived to the present day.
ReferencesThe gopher with sunglasses dancing on the title screen is a reference to the last scene of the movie Caddy Shack.
Y2K BugWhen registering a high score, the player is required to enter the current date in three parts; month, day and year. (Why the computer clock couldn't be consulted is not known!). When entering the year part, only 2-digit values between 86 and 99 are accepted.
Related Web Sites
- Mean 18 courses (The web's only resource for new and alternate Mean 18 courses.)