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Title: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on May 24, 2013, 19:47:09 PM
OK, so let's start a new topic to continue the "Evolution of..." line of threads.  This time let's look at Golf and let's start with the venerable Atari 2600...

[align=center:1jj72283]Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3IvrEaR-l8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3IvrEaR-l8)

Miniature Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY2_lBAHvxc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY2_lBAHvxc)

My Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZsLmqVP5CU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZsLmqVP5CU)[/align:1jj72283]

As is always the case with the 2600, later releases of sports games are remarkably different from the early versions.  My Golf looks fantastic and plays much better as well.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on May 24, 2013, 20:13:46 PM
You put "Minature Gold"  :3:

Are we including Crazy Golf games in this too then as well as proper golf games?

My Golf is an incredible achievement for the 2600 and an excellent game to boot, a far cry from the awful Atari game!
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on May 24, 2013, 20:18:13 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
You put "Minature Gold"  :3:

Are we including Crazy Golf games in this too then as well as proper golf games?

My Golf is an incredible achievement for the 2600 and an excellent game to boot, a far cry from the awful Atari game!

I think we can include any golf game.  It should keep things interesting.  :21:
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on May 25, 2013, 22:39:48 PM
[align=center:2xov0b6d][size=240]Atari 400/800/XL/XE[/size]

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/championship_golf_2.gif)
Championship Golf - Hayden Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/fairway_challenge_2.gif)
Fairway Challenge - Analog Computing

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/golf_sawfish_software.gif)
Golf - Sawfish Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/golf_85_2.gif)
Golf '85- Sawfish Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/sunday_golf_4.gif)
Pro Tour Golf - QuelleSoft

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/golf_championship_2.gif)
Golf Championship - Sunset City Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/golf_master_2.gif)
Golf Master - Joyland Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/golf_tees_2.gif)
Golf Tees - Outland Quest Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/mean_18_4.gif)
Mean 18 - By Accolade

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/mini_golf_2.gif)
Mini Golf - SoftSide Productions

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/miniature_golf_5200_2.gif)
Miniature Golf - By Atari

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/miniature_golf_antic.gif)
Miniature Golf Plus - Antic

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/pro_golf_2.gif)
Pro. Golf - Atlantis Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/professional_golf.gif)
Professional Golf - Atari User

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/tee_off.gif)
Tee Off - ACE Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/8bit/screens/leaderboard_2.gif)
Leaderboard - US Gold

(http://ekranownia.atari8.info/grafika/ekrany/gry/g/golf_challenge_1.png)
Golf Challenge - Ekranownia Software[/align:2xov0b6d]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on May 26, 2013, 00:04:01 AM
[align=center:pen4us9q][size=180]Intellivision[/size][/align:pen4us9q]

[align=center:pen4us9q]PGA Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN40GNdGBAY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN40GNdGBAY)

Chip Shot Super Pro Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyiuk5uko4E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fyiuk5uko4E)[/align:pen4us9q]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on May 27, 2013, 13:20:12 PM
[align=center:34126e4t][size=240]Atari Lynx[/size]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDtJsyv-zwI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDtJsyv-zwI)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybDa-CRTxg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tybDa-CRTxg)[/align:34126e4t]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on May 27, 2013, 13:28:52 PM
[align=center:2br6kuea][size=240]Atari 7800[/size][/align:2br6kuea]

[align=center:2br6kuea]Mean 18 Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BylQoDE-6kM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BylQoDE-6kM)

Ninja Golf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b_NJ8o0UUs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b_NJ8o0UUs)[/align:2br6kuea]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on May 27, 2013, 13:32:53 PM
Is Ninja Golf a golf game? Is it a beat 'em up? Who cares when a game that that good, possibly the most wacky concept for a game ever but a game that is worth owning a 7800 for.

Mean 18 is also an incredibly good golf title for the machine and a game that really doesn't get enough love.

On the Lynx I am just going to ignore the unfinished buggy mess that is Krazy Ace and talk about Awesome Golf. Not only is this a great Lynx game but in my opinion this is one of the best golf games ever made. Everything about it is just "awesome" from the digitised speech to the 3 varied courses. It really is a must have game for golf fans.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on May 27, 2013, 13:40:47 PM
Ninja Golf is a rather unique game.  I guess it's a Golf Beat'em up!  I agree about Mean 18.  It is an excellent game. 

On the Lynx Krazy Ace is just a game to have if you want a complete set of Lynx games.  It's unfortunate it is as buggy as it is.  Awesome Golf did earn its name.  :)
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on May 29, 2013, 19:01:29 PM
[align=center:3qcf3qu5][size=240]Sega Game Gear[/size]

Sega Game Gear - Ernie Els Golf (http://http)

Sega GameGear World Class Leader Golf U ! (http://http)

Sega GameGear Fred Couples Golf UE ! (http://http)

PGA Tour Golf II USA, Europe - Sega Game Gear (http://http)

GSCentral.org - Put and Putter (JUE) (Game Gear) - Lots of Balls (PAR) (http://http)[/align:3qcf3qu5]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: onthinice on June 05, 2013, 01:02:50 AM
I played lots of Leaderboard on the Commodore 64. Arnold Palmer on the Mega Drive/Genesis.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on June 07, 2013, 22:15:52 PM
[align=center:ojbk7q5a][size=240]NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx[/size]

(http://www.videogameconsolelibrary.com/images/1980s/87_NEC_PC_Engine/PCE-game-ganbare!_golf_boys.jpg)

Ganbare! Golf Boys - By NCS

(http://magweasel.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Power-Golf-Japan-002.png)

Power Golf - By Hudson Soft

(http://www.pcengine.co.uk/Images-Screenshots_A-K/Jack_Nicklaus_02.gif)

Jack Nicklaus Power Golf - By Accolade[/align:ojbk7q5a]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 17, 2013, 20:47:10 PM
OK, not a final version of the game, but I thought it was worth posting it here.  This is a demo of Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf for the Atari Jaguar.

[align=center:23dbao3w]Jack Nicklaus Cyber Golf - Atari Jaguar (http://http)[/align:23dbao3w]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on June 19, 2013, 20:09:50 PM
[align=center:1mahgqi9][size=240]SNK Neo Geo[/size]

NEO GEO AES - NEOTURFMASTERS ( BIG TOURNAMENT GOLF ) (http://http)

Neo Geo - Top Player's Golf (http://http)[/align:1mahgqi9]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 28, 2013, 23:21:02 PM
[align=center:dktttjv5][size=180]Nintendo Entertainment System[/size][/align:dktttjv5]

[align=center:dktttjv5]Golf
NES Longplay [349] Golf (http://http)

Bandai Golf - Challenge Pebble Beach
NES Longplay [336] Bandai Golf - Challenge Pebble Beach (http://http)

NES Open Tournament Golf
NES Open Tournament Golf - NES Gameplay (http://http)

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf
Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf - NES Gameplay (http://http)[/align:dktttjv5]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: Alberto 2K on June 29, 2013, 12:19:18 PM
This is a boring sport in reality, IMO of course, but there are great golf videogames out there that aged very well.

My favorite is Neo Turf Masters, I've been playing this game since it was released and still love it.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 29, 2013, 13:15:41 PM
Quote from: "Alberto 2K"
This is a boring sport in reality, IMO of course, but there are great golf videogames out there that aged very well.

My favorite is Neo Turf Masters, I've been playing this game since it was released and still love it.

Cool.  Well, here is a video of the game...

[align=center:1sos760v]Arcade Longplay [323] Neo Turf Masters - Big Tournament Golf (http://http)[/align:1sos760v]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on June 29, 2013, 13:16:32 PM
Check the previous page! I already posted one!  :109:
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 29, 2013, 13:18:10 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Check the previous page! I already posted one!  :35:
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on June 29, 2013, 21:54:30 PM
[align=center:2lrbmzhg][size=240]Sega Saturn[/size][/align:2lrbmzhg]

[align=center:2lrbmzhg]Valora Valley Golf - Sega Saturn (http://http)

Pebble Beach Golf Links Game Sample - Sega Saturn (http://http)

Sega Saturn A - Z - Actua Golf (Gameplay) (http://http)

[HD] GAMETRONIK - WORLD CUP GOLF - SATURN PAL [SSF - 0.12 BETA] (http://http)[/align:2lrbmzhg]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 29, 2013, 21:55:38 PM
[align=center:26gqxmh2][size=180]Virtual Boy[/size][/align:26gqxmh2]

[align=center:26gqxmh2]Golf
Golf ( T&E Soft , 1995 ) Virtual Boy (http://http)[/align:26gqxmh2]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on June 29, 2013, 21:57:37 PM
[align=center:1wn5ryie][size=240]Sega Saturn[/size][/align:1wn5ryie]

[align=center:1wn5ryie]Lets Play Virtual Golf For The Sega Saturn Classic Retro Game Room (http://http)[/align:1wn5ryie]

[align=center:1wn5ryie]Masters Harukanaru Augusta 3. SEGA Saturn (http://http)[/align:1wn5ryie]

[align=center:1wn5ryie]Lets Play PGA Tour 97 For The Sega Saturn Classic Retro Game Room (http://http)[/align:1wn5ryie]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on June 30, 2013, 01:09:45 AM
[align=center:gv3l0jfo][size=180]Nintendo 64[/size]

Mario Golf
Mario Golf - Gameplay - Nintendo 64 (http://http)

Waialae Country Club - True Golf Classics
Waialae Country Club - True Golf Classics (Nintendo 64) (http://http)[/align:gv3l0jfo]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on July 04, 2013, 21:09:51 PM
[align=center:300oi094][size=240]Sega Master System[/size]

Golfamania (MASTER SYSTEM [FM]) gameplay (http://http)

Sega Master System - Great Golf (http://http)

Sega Master System - Sega World Tournament Golf (http://http)

Sega Master System - PGA Tour Golf (http://http)

World Class Leaderboard (Sega Master System) PART 1 (http://http)[/align:300oi094]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 05, 2013, 00:22:31 AM
Pretty varied there with the SMS. 
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on July 07, 2013, 19:27:24 PM
[align=center:23gjc3hl][size=240]Nintendo 64[/size]

CyberTiger (Nintendo 64) (http://http)

Eikou No St Andrews - Nintendo 64 (http://http)

Mario golf 64 - Azalea (http://http)

Harukanaru Augusta Masters 98 (Nintendo 64) (http://http)[/align:23gjc3hl]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on July 07, 2013, 19:29:34 PM
[align=center:q2mwp65l]PGA European Tour USA (http://http)

Waialae Country Club - True Golf Classics (Nintendo 64) (http://http)[/align:q2mwp65l]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 10, 2013, 01:15:42 AM
[align=center:yp1bekec][size=240]3DO[/size][/align:yp1bekec]

[align=center:yp1bekec]PGA Tour 1996
Rocky Plays: PGA Golf 1996 Panasoinc 3DO Real Hardware (http://http)

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links (3DO) - Intro & Game Play (http://http)

Waialae Country Club

Waialae Country Club - 3DO gameplay (http://http)

Wicked 18 Golf

Wicked 18 Golf Game Sample - 3DO (http://http)[/align:yp1bekec]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on July 16, 2013, 19:35:47 PM
[align=center:2qh701n7][size=240]SNK Neo Geo Pocket[/size]

Neo Geo Pocket - Neo Turf Masters (http://http)


[size=240]Bandai WonderSwan[/size]

Namco Wonder Classic trailer (WonderSwan Color) (http://http)[/align:2qh701n7]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2013, 02:06:11 AM
[align=center:2bmdwnyw][size=180]Odyssey 2[/size]

Computer Golf
Quick Clips - Odyssey 2 - 007 - Computer Golf (http://http)[/align:2bmdwnyw]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2013, 20:26:05 PM
[align=center:1mxq6e5l][size=180]Sega Genesis/Mega Drive[/size]

PGA Tour Golf
PGA Tour Golf - Sega Genesis Gameplay (http://http)

PGA European Tour Golf
PGA European Tour Golf - Sega Genesis - Gameplay (http://http)

PGA Tour 96
PGA Tour '96 - Sega Genesis Gameplay (http://http)

Pebble Beach Golf Links
Pebble Beach Golf Links - Sega Genesis Gameplay (http://http)[/align:1mxq6e5l]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on July 20, 2013, 16:01:39 PM
[align=center:3erv1ojf][size=240]Sega Mega Drive / Genesis[/size]

Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf - Sega Genesis Gameplay (http://http)

Mega Drive Longplay [171] Zany Golf (http://http)

PGA Tour Golf II - Sega Genesis Gameplay (http://http)

World Class Leaderboard (Sega Mega Drive) Pt1 (http://http)[/align:3erv1ojf]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 21, 2013, 19:36:12 PM
[align=center:v3iiaqu3][size=240]Philips CDi[/size]

The Wacky World of Miniature Golf
Quick Clips - CDi - 001 - The Wacky World of Miniature Golf starring Eugene Levy (http://http)

The Palm Springs Open
The Palm Springs Open on the Philips CD-i. Gameplay & Commentary (http://http)

World Cup Golf
Philips cdi commercial - World Cup Golf (http://http)

Great American Golf
(http://videogamecritic.com/images/cdi/great_american_golf_2.jpg)[/align:v3iiaqu3]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: davyk on July 21, 2013, 21:15:12 PM
First golf game I ever played was on the Apple IIe - it was quite a neat game as tt generated a new course every time you played. It was only 2D overhead and the graphics were basic and pretty lo-res but it got the job done. The gameplay was excellent and rewarded practice and skill and supported the Apple paddle controller.

It was just called Golf - no idea who developed it - it may have been a sample AppleBasic program but we got hours of entertainment out of it in multiplayer at school breaks.

Golf is always great in multi-player and it is perfect hangover Sunday afternoon gaming - used to have loads of fun with my mates on Arnold Palmer Golf on the Megadrive, I can also remember great times playing the old NES Golf game on a Playchoice 10 which required real judgement as you only ever knew the total length of the hole - not how far to the pin you had to go - so it required real skill and knowledge of the game. Great fun in a pub environment.

Always liked Leaderboard - played an old DOS version in work quite a bit when PCs first showed up (was a green screen programmer back in those days). Also have world class Leaderboard for the MD. I had forgot how the putting angle was shown in that game - quite original really.

Was never that fussed on PGA golf - especially later games that just added too many gameplay aids and made it feel too contrived - though I quite like Tiger Woods games on Wii that support M+ - loads of content in those too. (Frisbee mode is fun too!).

Mario Golf on N64 (and GC which looks gorgeous and irons out the N64 game) is excellent too - still enjoy that when I just want to play some old 3 press system golf and sit on the sofa.

The basic Golf game in the old Gameboy was a lovely little game too - excellent control and really effective use of graphics.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
Post by: TL on September 08, 2013, 15:34:05 PM
[align=center:1eb3ljr9][size=240]Atari ST[/size]

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/challenge_golf_on-line_entertainment_4.gif)
Challenge Golf - By Online Entertainment

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/greg_normans_ultimate_golf_gremlin_10.gif)
Greg Norman's Ultimate Golf - By Gremlin Graphics

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/hole_in_one_golf_3.gif)
Hole In One - By Artworx Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/jack_nicklaus_golf_accolade_9.gif)
Jack Nicklaus Golf - By Accolade

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/leader_board_pro_golf_simulator_access_software_3.gif)
Leader Board Pro Golf Simulator - By Access Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/leaderboard_birdie_4.gif)
Leader Board Birdie - By Access Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/mean_18_golf_6.gif)
Mean 18 - By Accolade

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/microprose_golf_microprose_software_9.gif)
Microprose Golf - By Microprose

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/mini_golf_magic_bytes_3.gif)
Mini Golf - By Magic Bytes

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/Tee_off_5.gif)
Tee Off - By Energize[/align:1eb3ljr9]