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Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« 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...


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.
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #1 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!

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #2 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:
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 22:39:48 PM »
Atari 400/800/XL/XE


Championship Golf - Hayden Software


Fairway Challenge - Analog Computing


Golf - Sawfish Software


Golf '85- Sawfish Software


Pro Tour Golf - QuelleSoft


Golf Championship - Sunset City Software


Golf Master - Joyland Software


Golf Tees - Outland Quest Software


Mean 18 - By Accolade


Mini Golf - SoftSide Productions


Miniature Golf - By Atari


Miniature Golf Plus - Antic


Pro. Golf - Atlantis Software


Professional Golf - Atari User


Tee Off - ACE Software


Leaderboard - US Gold


Golf Challenge - Ekranownia Software

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 00:04:01 AM »
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 01:09:03 AM by TrekMD »
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 13:28:52 PM »
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #8 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.  :)
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2013, 01:02:50 AM »
I played lots of Leaderboard on the Commodore 64. Arnold Palmer on the Mega Drive/Genesis.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2013, 22:15:52 PM »
NEC PC Engine / TurboGrafx



Ganbare! Golf Boys - By NCS



Power Golf - By Hudson Soft



Jack Nicklaus Power Golf - By Accolade

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 20:09:50 PM »
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Re: Evolution of Retro Golf Games
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2013, 23:21:02 PM »
Nintendo Entertainment System

Golf
https://youtu.be/BmWjZbHjUgg

Bandai Golf - Challenge Pebble Beach
https://youtu.be/m2usf2t5yx4

NES Open Tournament Golf
https://youtu.be/alPTQ1VYzEI

Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf
https://youtu.be/LCMvgbcCbjU
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