Everybody's Golf (1997 video game)

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Everybody's Golf
EverybodysGolf.jpg
European cover art
Developer(s)Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Director(s)Masashi Muramori
Producer(s)Shugo Takahashi
Yasuhide Kobayashi
Composer(s)Motoi Sakuraba
SeriesEverybody's Golf
Platform(s)PlayStation
Release
  • JP: 17 July 1997
  • NA: 30 April 1998
  • EU: 1 June 1998
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Everybody's Golf, known in Japan as Minna no Golf,[a] is the first game in the Everybody's Golf series. The North American release was renamed Hot Shots Golf. It was the only game in the series to be developed by Camelot Software Planning, which later developed the Mario Golf series.

Reception[edit]

The game received favorable reviews according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[1] Next Generation called it "the type of golf game that's sure to liven up any PlayStation party and be enjoyed by gamers and golf fans alike."[11] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 30 out of 40.[5] GamePro said, "Lacking name recognition or even normal-sized players, Hot Shots Golf may at first seem destined for the bin marked 'mediocre.' But this fun, challenging golf game has an engine that the pros would be proud of and all the makings of a legendary link-splitter."[15][c]

Game Informer ranked it as the 87th best game made for their 100th issue in August 2001 despite past criticisms that it was not a golf simulator. They praised it for its balance between simplicity and complexity.[16]

According to Famitsu, the game was Japan's sixth-best-selling game of 1997, with sales of 1.02 million units.[17]

The game was a finalist for the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences' 1998 "Sports Game of the Year" award, which went to 1080° Snowboarding.[18] The game won the award for "Best Sports Game" at the 1998 OPM Editors' Awards,[19] and was nominated for the "Best Multiplayer Game" award, which went to Devil Dice.[20]

Legacy[edit]

In 2022, Everybody's Golf was added to the premium collection of PlayStation Plus.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Japanese: みんなのGOLF, Hepburn: Minna no Gorufu, lit. "Everybody's Golf"
  2. ^ In GameFan's viewpoint of the game, one critic gave it a score of 93, and the other 92.
  3. ^ GamePro gave the game three 4.5/5 scores for graphics, control, and fun factor, and 4/5 for sound.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Hot Shots Golf for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 6 December 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  2. ^ House, Michael L. "Hot Shots Golf - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 14 November 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  3. ^ Marrin, John (2 July 1998). "Hot Shots Golf". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  4. ^ Edge staff (July 1998). "Hot Shots Golf" (PDF). Edge. No. 60. Future Publishing. p. 98. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  5. ^ a b "みんなのGOLF [PS]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  6. ^ Anderson, Paul; Storm, Jon; Reiner, Andrew (April 1998). "Hot Shots Golf". Game Informer. No. 60. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on 9 September 1999. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  7. ^ Higgins, Geoff "El Nino"; Mowatt, Todd "Video Cowboy" (May 1998). "Hot Shots [Golf]". GameFan. Vol. 6, no. 5. Metropolis Media. p. 54. Retrieved 16 October 2020.
  8. ^ Dr. Moo (June 1998). "Hot Shots Golf Review". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 5 February 2004. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  9. ^ Mielke, James (25 May 1998). "Hot Shots Golf Review [date mislabeled as "May 2, 2000"]". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  10. ^ Chen, Jeff (7 May 1998). "Hot Shots Golf". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  11. ^ a b "Hot Shots Golf". Next Generation. No. 41. Imagine Media. May 1998. p. 110. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  12. ^ Faragher, Steve (July 1998). "Everybody's Golf". Official UK PlayStation Magazine. No. 34. Future Publishing. pp. 116–17. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  13. ^ "Hot Shots Golf". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Ziff Davis. 1998.
  14. ^ "HotShots Golf". PSM. No. 8. Imagine Media. April 1998. p. 27. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  15. ^ Scary Larry (June 1998). "Hot Shots Golf Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com" (PDF). GamePro. No. 117. IDG. p. 126. Archived from the original on 16 January 2005. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  16. ^ Cork, Jeff (16 November 2009). "Game Informer's Top 100 Games of All Time (Circa Issue 100)". Game Informer. GameStop. Retrieved 30 November 2013.
  17. ^ Ohbuchi, Yutaka (5 February 1998). "Japan's Top 10 of '97 [date mislabeled as "April 28, 2000"]". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 1 March 2000. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  18. ^ "Second Interactive Achievement Awards: Console". Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 11 October 1999. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  19. ^ "1998 OPM Editors' Awards (Best Sports Game)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Vol. 2, no. 5. Ziff Davis. February 1999. p. 94. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  20. ^ "1998 OPM Editors' Awards (Best Multiplayer Game)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Vol. 2, no. 5. Ziff Davis. February 1999. p. 98. Retrieved 24 November 2021.

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