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Best iPhone Golf?

09-30-2008, 05:26 PM
#1
Joined: Jul 2008
Location: NJ/NY
Posts: 147
Best iPhone Golf?

So i see Ernie Els Golf in the app store today. Looks nice.

I still haven't picked a golf game for the phone, the selection feels slim.

I was curious if anyone could recommend a title, or knew of one on the horizon that would put all the rest to shame?
09-30-2008, 05:33 PM
#2
I know EA is porting Tiger Woods PGA golf to the iPhone, however I do not know when it is expected to be released.

09-30-2008, 09:16 PM
#3
Joined: Sep 2008
Location: Williamstown, NJ
Posts: 67
well I have Par 72 golf and Gl Golf. Out of the two I think Gl is better graphically. In Par 72 the graphics are a little choppy. But Just from seeing the screenshots of Ernie Els Golf, I have to say it looks better than both Gl and Par 72. But like tizzylerO3 said EA is gonna make Tiger Woods 09. And after playing Tiger Woods on Wii and Xbox And seeing how great Spore was I don't think EA will let us down.
10-01-2008, 02:36 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2008
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I would have thought a good way to control your shot in Golf would be to swipe the screen down and then up- the speed you swipe measures strength of shot, while the line of your swipe measures draw/fade.
However, from what I have read, GL Golf and Par 72 do not use this method.
Ernie Els says it has 'clever pull back and swing input' but doesn't really say what they mean by that, and I don't really want to spend 4 on it incase it's not what I expect.
I think when Tiger comes out it will have the control I want as that's what they did for the DS version, but until then I'd like to see some reviews of Ernie Els.
10-01-2008, 11:12 AM
#5
Joined: Oct 2008
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well if you like putting I just released neverputt on the appstore today . Only $0.99. I will work out how to put a link to it and post later !
10-01-2008, 12:12 PM
#7
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That looks good! I have bought it as it's such a bargain price , and I will post my first impressions. Thanks.
10-01-2008, 12:30 PM
#8
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I've had a good go and think it's a great game! Obviously not a proper Golf game- rather Crazy Golf. But it does what it's meant to do VERY well. Nice easy controls, smooth gameplay.
There is definitely room for improvement-
1) the 'Play' and 'Help' buttons are too close together- I wanted to press 'Help' and selected to Play instead 4 or 5 times before I actually hit the right button.
2) Exactly the same problem with the 'Back' button on the player select screen- if I try and select to go back, I often select 1 player instead and go on to play the hole when I wanted to go back in the menu, which leads me to...
3) No way to quit a game once you have started. Perhaps double-tapping the screen should bring up a pause menu where you can return to the menu.
4) On the hole select screen, how can you see the hole you are looking at the description of if you have your finger on the picture? You should be able to tap on one, then press a select button at the bottom of the screen for example.
5) No sound. The sound of the ball being hit, it falling into the cup, and perhaps some crowd cheers would really help here.
Other than that, good. I shall post my review on iTunes.
10-01-2008, 12:34 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 279
Quote:
Originally Posted by wastedyuthe View Post
I've had a good go and think it's a great game! Obviously not a proper Golf game- rather Crazy Golf. But it does what it's meant to do VERY well. Nice easy controls, smooth gameplay.
There is definitely room for improvement-
1) the 'Play' and 'Help' buttons are too close together- I wanted to press 'Help' and selected to Play instead 4 or 5 times before I actually hit the right button.
2) Exactly the same problem with the 'Back' button on the player select screen- if I try and select to go back, I often select 1 player instead and go on to play the hole when I wanted to go back in the menu, which leads me to...
3) No way to quit a game once you have started. Perhaps double-tapping the screen should bring up a pause menu where you can return to the menu.
4) On the hole select screen, how can you see the hole you are looking at the description of if you have your finger on the picture? You should be able to tap on one, then press a select button at the bottom of the screen for example.
5) No sound. The sound of the ball being hit, it falling into the cup, and perhaps some crowd cheers would really help here.
Other than that, good. I shall post my review on iTunes.

Thanks for the comments. I will definitely be doing an update so Ill try and make that list happen (not sure about the crowd sounds though )

On the hole/course select screen, you can hold your finger down, and just slide it around to see the text if you want to. It doesn't register until you lift your finger off the screen.

Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for any Appstore review
10-01-2008, 12:41 PM
#10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lazrhog View Post
On the hole/course select screen, you can hold your finger down, and just slide it around to see the text if you want to. It doesn't register until you lift your finger off the screen.
Yes, I know you can move your finger from one course to another, and when you move your finger over a course, the text describes that course. My point is, when you have your finger on the picture of the course, you can read about it, but can't see the picture of the course the text is describing as you have to have your finger held on it. It's just not ideal, but then I suppose the picture only shows one hole of the course anyway. I would prefer the other points to have priority over this. I am definitely having a lot of problems trying to use the Help and Back buttons (being too close to other buttons). I know they won't be used that often, but it would be nice to have a menu that is easier to use.
Good to play though- like it
I have posted my review- price taken into consideration- 4 stars out of 5.

[EDIT] Another idea- when you are playing solo, perhaps you could go without telling the player that it's 'Player 1's turn on every shot. It's pretty obvious it's player ones turn- there's only one player! When the ball stops rolling, it should just cut straight to the next shot if playing solo.

Last edited by wastedyuthe; 10-01-2008 at 12:56 PM.