Disney Golf

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Disney Golf
Disney Golf
European Union cover art of Disney Golf
Developer(s)T&E SOFT Inc.
Publisher(s)
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
  • JP: May 30, 2002
  • NA: October 17, 2002
  • EU: December 20, 2002
  • EU: August 19, 2005 (re-release)
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, Multiplayer

Disney Golf, known in Japan as Disney Golf Classic (ディズニーゴルフクラシック, Dizunī Gorufu Kurashikku), is a Disney sports game developed by T&E SOFT and the spiritual successor to Swing Away Golf, which was also developed by T&E Soft. It was first released in Japan by Capcom on May 30, 2002. A localised version by Disney Interactive and Electronic Arts was shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in the same year and was eventually released in North America in October 2002, and later in Europe in December 2002, locally distributed by Electronic Arts in the country and published by Disney Interactive. It was later re-released in Europe in 2005 with distribution done through Disney themselves, alongside other games. It was the fifth golf game to be made for the system.

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 United States 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 score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic72/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
AllGame3/5 stars[7]
Famitsu30/40[8]
Game Informer7.75/10[9]
GamePro4.5/5 stars[10]
GameSpot7.3/10[11]
GameZone8.2/10[12]
IGN5.5/10[13]
OPM (US)4/5 stars[14]
PSM7/10[15]

The game received "average" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[6] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Disney Golf - Credits". AllGame. All Media Network. 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. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (March 28, 2002). "Capcom announces Disney Golf Classic". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (June 12, 2002). "First Look: Disney Golf". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Dunham, Jeremy (July 30, 2002). "Disney Golf: Hands-On". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Disney Golf for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "Disney Golf - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on November 14, 2014. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "プレイステーション2 - ディズニーゴルフクラシック". Famitsu (in Japanese). Vol. 915. Enterbrain. June 30, 2006. p. 92.
  9. ^ "Disney Golf". Game Informer. No. 114. FuncoLand. October 2002. p. 84.
  10. ^ Tokyo Drifter (October 30, 2002). "Disney Golf Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Davis, Ryan (November 5, 2002). "Disney Golf Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 23, 2002). "Disney Golf - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  13. ^ Roper, Chris (December 9, 2002). "Disney Golf". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  14. ^ "Disney Golf". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. October 2002. p. 142.
  15. ^ "Review: Disney Golf". PSM. Future US. November 2002. p. 52.

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