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  • Publisher: John Hellbom
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 9.2 MB
  • Version: 1.42
  • Price: $2.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: This is minigolf the way it's meant to be played!

Forget about the wacky clown heads and spinning windmills. This is the pure sport in it's truest fashion!



-"This is by far the best mini golf game I have played from the App Store yet [...]"

-"Cracking mini golf game. I've had it almost a year and still play it."

-"This is the cleanest putt putt game by a long way, nothing comes close. Great game..."

-"Every now and again u come across an app that's just does it right and this one does. Buy it..."

-"The only golfgame I am playing!"


54 holes designed in a traditional minigolf fashion
Unlockable courses
Game Center support with global leaderboards for each course and challenging achievements.
Realistic physics
Support for 1 to 2 players
Full Retina display support with backwards compatibility for older devices


For all news on upcoming updates, follow me on Twitter @EastbayHill

GamesByJohn's comments:
New update (v1.2) released!
• Two new unlockable courses with 18 holes in each (54 in total now)
• Game Center support with global leaderboards for each course and achievements.
• Fixed a bug where the ball froze when it stopped close to obstacles.
• Lowered the distance needed to allocate full power for a stroke.
• Added arrows as a visual input on all slopes so it's easier to judge if they are up or downhill.
• Added effects on the ball when it jumps over the hole due to too much speed.

Promo codes:

Looking forward to all input and feedback, enjoy!

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04-17-2011, 10:43 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 636
Looks fun ang simple. Is there only 18 Holes? If so, are you gonna add more in future updates?

04-17-2011, 10:46 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 21
Thanks, yeah I plan to add more courses soon and a course editor further on up the road.

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04-17-2011, 12:34 PM
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 363
I'll consider purchasing when there are more holes. No offense or anything, but with Super Stickman Golf and the huge huge selection of courses available there, it's hard to justify a game for me with only one 18 hole course. But I'm definitely putting it on my watch list!
04-17-2011, 01:48 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I'll buy this right now if someone can promise there's more on the way. A level editor would be amazing but more holes will do fine

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04-17-2011, 03:25 PM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Sweden
Posts: 21
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I'll buy this right now if someone can promise there's more on the way. A level editor would be amazing but more holes will do fine
Cheers, I'm working on an additional 36 holes that will be accompanying the first update.

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04-17-2011, 03:48 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Colorado
Posts: 5,241
Just bought, nice game will be looking forward to more holes.
04-17-2011, 04:20 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,741
I'm already feeling a bit of a love/hate relationship with this game.

Love: The minimalistic graphics; super simple, super clean, focuses solely on the golf and no unnecessary frills.

Hate: The controls. They're not technically that bad, but I really suck at using them. Flash-based minigolf games traditionally use a power arrow, pull away from the ball in the opposite direction to where you want to shoot then let go (a bit like Angry Birds' catapult). I'm guessing the dev was kind of trying to keep away from that in order to make the most of the unique touchscreen control method... but it's a lot harder. I've got almost no consistency at all; it feels like I'm swiping in exactly the same way with vastly differing results. An optional drag & release power arrow would be a nice addition because after three attempts my best score for the course is still 79... which is dreadful.

Control issues aside, it's got what it takes to be a really great game. I actually quite like how simple some of the holes are, it's not just as crazy as possible with windmills, loops and clown faces everywhere. New obstacles would definitely be welcome but nothing too extreme and ridiculous. Stick with the professional look

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04-17-2011, 06:10 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: In an Apple store near you
Posts: 1,549
I would really buy this if more people recommend it. Always loved 2D golf games on the device - feels really natural.

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04-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 191
Just wasted a dollar

The imprecise control mechanism used in this game makes it impossible to become proficient. You will find yourself overpowering short and medium shots, and often under-powering longer shots. This is among the worst miniature golf games in the App Store, and tied for worst game in any category. If the developer can figure out a way to improve the touch sensitivity so that the ball's movement is consistent with either the length or speed of the flicking motion, I will revise the one-star rating I gave this in the App Store. In its current state, this game is a toilet flush of our dollars.