Fred Couples is a two-time PGA Player of the Year, unfortunately, his Game Gear game won't win any awards. Golfing fiends may enjoy the strong details in Fred Couples Golf, but the tiny, cramped graphical layout will assault the senses of casual hackers.
You choose from four courses and options to play alone, with up to three friends, or against a CPU-controlled Fred Couples. Pick your clubs, scout the hole, and account for the wind by adjusting your stance and where you strike the ball.
Fred coaches before each hole, and caddies offer stroke-by-stroke advice. With the nifty Practice mode, you can select any hole in the game and position the ball wherever you like. More courses and a Skins mode would've really scored a birdie, though.
The graphics land in the rough by painting a picture of golf that doesn't ring true; the distant overhead view makes the courses look like miniscule, colorless smudges. Even worse, the screen's so packed with displays and prompters that you won't know where to start.
Nice animations at key moments (like sinking a putt) lend some realism, but you just don't get true golfing excitement. Vile, repetitive music and lifeless sound effects further detract from the action.
Once you sort everything out, the smooth controls help you put your strategies in motion, but the fun's still pretty limited. Despite its thorough details, Fred Couples doesn't quite make the cut.
- Smack the ball directly in the center for a clean, straight shot.
- Judge the power carefully w hen putting - slight misadjustments will caase you to miss.
- Use the helpful Fairway option to scout hazards before lining up your shot.
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Welcome to the world of golf, as Fred Couples hosts his own golf game for the Game Gear. View never-before-seen images of Fred as he takes you on his favorite courses.
Although it isn't 16-Bit, the graphics are incredible. Features like cinemas and in-close action of the game make this even better.
Play in the Practice Mode or if you're ready to play against the pros, grab your gear and compete in the tournament, allowing you to win money. Increase the difficulty setting to increase the challenge. Don't forget tips from your caddy and Fred himself.