True Golf Classics: Wicked 18
|True Golf Classics: Wicked 18/New 3D Golf Simulation: Devil's Course|
North American Super NES cover art
|Series||True Golf Classics|
|Release date(s)||Super NES:|
True Golf Classics: Wicked 18 - known in Japan as New 3D Golf Simulation: Devil's Course (New 3D Golf Simulation: デビルズコース?) is a golfing video game originally released in 1993 for the Super NES. A version was later released for the 3DO and the Sega Mega Drive. The game takes place on a very difficult otherworldly golf course. It is part of T&E Soft's "True Golf Classics" series, but unlike other games in the series which portray actual golf courses such as Pebble Beach and Waialae Country Club, Wicked 18 portrays an entirely fictitious golf course.
The object is to guide the golf ball through nearly impossible obstacles (lava, (statues, extremely steep hills and mountains, omnipresent water hazards, huge sand traps, floating chunks of earth, gorges, cement) as the player tries to score as low as possible in order to win the day. Using the caddy, it is possible to scan the situation before hitting the ball with an analyzer. The bunkers are extremely treacherous, there is lava as well as water hazards, and 'out of bounds' can be in the middle of the hole. The 'out of bounds' area could either be a platform game-style pit, an extended area of sand, or simply an unplayable rift. The game offers stroke play, match play, or tournament play.
There are also four caddies that help them. Each of them has his own personality and opinions about certain areas of each hole.