Disney Golf

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Disney Golf
Disney Golf
Cover art of Disney Golf
Developer(s) T&E SOFT Inc.
Publisher(s) Disney Interactive Co-Publisher
Electronic Arts
Director(s) Kentaro Nishiwaki[1]
Designer(s) Shintaro Tajima
Hidefumi Watanabe
Tashimasa Shimizu
Nanae Nishihara
Yumiko Shiotsu
Kazuya Imai
Shinichi Hamada
Kazuhisa Watanabe[1]
Artist(s) Takanori Tateishi[1]
Writer(s) Kengo Shinoda[1]
Composer(s) Katsumi Yokokawa[1]
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • JP May 30, 2002
  • NA October 17, 2002
  • EU August 19, 2005
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

Disney Golf, known in Japan as Disney Golf Classics (ディズニーゴルフクラシック Dizunīgorufukurashikku), is a Disney sports game and the spiritual successor to another golf game called Swing Away Golf, themed with Disney characters. First shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2002, it was the fifth golf game to be made for the system. It was released by Disney Interactive in North America and Japan in 2002, and in Europe in 2005.

The game features eight characters to play as or against on a choice of six different courses. The six fictitious courses include American, Western, Mountain, Tropical, European, and the special Sky Course. Players can also earn tokens while on the links by achieving long putts, perfect swings, and chip-ins, which the tokens can be spent on one of 62 items.

Development[edit]

In March 2002, a Japanese retailer reported that Capcom released pre-ordered information for the Japanese version of the game to ship to markets in Japan on May 30, 2002.[2][3] Capcom stayed out of the character-based golf realm (presently dominated by Sony's Minna no Golf and Camelot's Mario Golf), but Disney golf would naturally have the cachet of its license to carry it.[2] First shown to the US with little fanfare at the 2002 Electronic Entertainment Expo by Swing Away Golf parents T&E Soft, Disney Golf was aimed at light hearted sports fan looking for entertainment no matter their age and was the fifth golf game to be made for the PlayStation 2.[4][5]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 70.96%[6]
Metacritic 72/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 3/5 stars[8]
Famitsu 30/40[9]
Game Informer 7.75/10[10]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[11]
GameSpot 7.3/10[12]
GameZone 8.2/10[13]
IGN 5.5/10[14]
Official PlayStation Magazine (US) 4/5 stars[15]
PlayStation Magazine 7/10[16]

The game was met with average reception upon release, as GameRankings gave it a score of 70.96%,[6] while Metacritic gave it 72 out of 100.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Disney Golf - Credits". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b IGN staff (March 18, 2002). "Capcom Plans Disney Golf?". IGN. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (March 28, 2002). "Capcom announces Disney Golf Classic". GameSpot. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  4. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (June 12, 2002). "First Look: Disney Golf". IGN. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (July 30, 2002). "Disney Golf: Hands-On". IGN. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Disney Golf for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Disney Golf for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  8. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Disney Golf - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 14, 2004. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  9. ^ "プレイステーション2 - ディズニーゴルフクラシック". Famitsu 915: 92. June 30, 2006. 
  10. ^ "Disney Golf". Game Informer (114): 84. October 2002. 
  11. ^ Tokyo Drifter (October 30, 2002). "Disney Golf Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  12. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 5, 2002). "Disney Golf Review". GameSpot. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 23, 2002). "Disney Golf - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  14. ^ Roper, Chris (December 9, 2002). "Disney Golf". IGN. Retrieved January 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Disney Golf". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 142. October 2002. 
  16. ^ "Review: Disney Golf". PSM: 52. November 2002. 

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