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Golf (Virtual Console) Reviewed by Cyril Lachel on . This is yet another one of Nintendo's first-generation Game Boy sports games. We've already been through this song and dance routine with Baseball and Tennis; apparently it's Golf's turn to disappoint the small (but loyal) 3DS fan base. This is Golf, the game where you shoot tiny balls into small holes. While not a port of the original NES game, this early Game Boy release is close enough. Rating: 10%
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What Is It? This is yet another one of Nintendo's first-generation Game Boy sports games. We've already been through this song and dance routine with Baseball and Tennis; apparently it's Golf's turn to disappoint the small (but loyal) 3DS fan base. This is Golf, the game where you shoot tiny balls into small holes. While not a port of the original NES game, this early Game Boy release is close enough. You play through two courses (Japan and USA), each with their own set of unique holes. The graphics are simple and everything is shown from the overhead point of view, a departure from other golf simulators at the time.

Does It Still Hold Up? Much like Baseball and Tennis, Golf features a decidedly old school approach to the sport. The gameplay revolves around you hitting the button at precise times and judging the wind speed/direction. The course itself looks good, but there's very little detail to speak of. With only a couple options and even less courses, it's hard to get excited about this first-gen title.

Is It Worth The Money? Golf's main problem is timing. This is coming out within days of 3DS owners NES Open: Tournament Golf for free. While I'm not the biggest fan of NES Open, it's infinitely better than this early Game Boy title. There just aren't enough modes and options to hold my interest, even at the three dollar asking price. In this case you're better off sticking with the free NES game saving your money for a better Virtual Console title.
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