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Perspective
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Sport
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Description

PGA Tour 96 was the last of the series released for Sega's 16-bit console, and technologically the most advanced one. Instead of offering several generic courses, the three available (Spyglass Hill, Sawgrass and River Highlands) are in 3D, with height differences visible (as well as the limited 3D abilities of the console allow).

The player can either chose to play as one of the 10 PGA Pros (whose swings were digitized), or go Pro - the game keeps track of statistics (longest drive, driving accuracy, best round, etc), a game (Tournament, Strokeplay, Skins, Match and Shootout), as well as a replay.

Gameplaywise, PGA 96 uses the tried-and-proved triple click system - one to start the swing, other to set strength and a final one for accuracy. It's possible to fade or draw the ball (to bend the trajectory), add backspin and pitch or chip the ball (for some medium range attempts at the hole or go above a bush).The difficulty level affects mostly the leniency of the triple click hit areas - while at novice it is possible to let the accuracy a bit off-center, in pro levels the ball goes where your swing took it - no excuses taken. However, only in Pro it is possible to make the longest drives, as the amateur and novice levels take a few yards from the total capacity of the club.

Screenshots

PGA Tour 96 DOS Highlights
PGA Tour 96 DOS Golfers choice
PGA Tour 96 PlayStation The title screen<br>This is built up in sections starting with the background picture. When all the writing is in place a ball lands on the green, butterflies waft across the scene etc
PGA Tour 96 DOS Aiming the hole

Promo Images

PGA Tour 96 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "PGA Tour 96 for Windows 95" -- Windows title

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1996 92 out of 100 92
GamePro (US) PlayStation Oct, 1995 4.5 out of 5 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Nov, 1995 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Oct, 1995 81 out of 100 81
Mega Force Genesis Feb, 1996 81 out of 100 81
Mega Fun Genesis Dec, 1995 81 out of 100 81
High Score DOS Dec, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Coming Soon Magazine PlayStation 1996 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) Genesis Dec, 1995 3 out of 5 60
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 22, 2003 F 0

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Contributed to by Plok (98472), Sciere (833202), Alaka (94312) and Luis Silva (13594)