Golf (video game)
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|Composer(s)||Koji Kondo (NES Version)
Hirokazu Tanaka (GB version)
Nintendo 3DS (Game Boy)
Golf (ゴルフ Gorufu?) is a sports-simulation video game released in 1984 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It was originally released in Japan in 1984 for the Nintendo Family Computer. The golfer is a mustached man who resembles Mario.
The player one character wears a white shirt and shoes with blue pants and uses a white ball, while the player two character wears a red shirt and shoes with black pants and uses a red ball.
It was the first golf game to feature a power/accuracy bar for swinging the club. The power bar method has been used in most golf games since.
- Ported to the Family Computer Disk System in 1986 (Japan only).
- Available for the Classic NES e-Reader series on Game Boy Advance.
- Available as a fully playable collectible in Animal Crossing.
- Hudson Soft released a port of the game for the Japan-only NEC PC-8801 in 1985.
- In the Game Boy version, unlike the NES version, there is some background music and two countries to choose from: Japan and U.S. Also, the style of the player characters are chibi. All courses are different compared to the ones in the NES version. This version has also been released for the Virtual Console on the Nintendo 3DS system.
- The nine holes of the golf game in Wii Sports are 3-dimensional versions of the holes in Golf. This is also true of the "Classic" courses for the golf and Frisbee golf games in Wii Sports Resort.
Golf received mixed to positive reviews and is now considered to be one of the most famous games for the NES. It was given a mixed review by ScrewAttack. Mike Matei reviewed the game as well, analyzing and interpreting what each course looks like (for instance, one course was shaped like a snowman, and another like a dragon).
Golf was the eleventh highest-selling game for the NES.
The best score recorded was by Travis Haselswerdt of Bay Village, Ohio (USA): -21 / 51.