Golf Grand Slam by Atlus doesn't waste your precious NES playing time by messing around in a club house, dishing out ditzy advice, or flashing glitzy ball-in-flight shots. Instead, you immediately get down to great, no-nonsense, overhead view NES golf.
One to four players can hit the links as a foursome or in a tournament versus 30 video pros. You only play one nicely detailed course, which looks suspiciously like Augusta National.
This game's packed with terrific hitting options. You can choose from four sets of clubs and set them to four power levels. Hitting the ball is easy but it still produces complex strokes. Five windows enable you to quickly adjust your stance, position the ball (even when you aren't teeing off), adjust the height of a teed-up ball, select four types of swings, use three grips, and see your lie close-up.
To wack the ball, you watch a tiny dot dance spastically across a golf ball graphic. When the dot wiggles to the spot you want, press the hit button.
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For direction and accuracy you move a cross-hair to a spot on the fairway or, when you putt, the green. Your hit takes off in that direction. Your club, the wind conditions, the lie of the ball, and all the adjustments you make to your swing determine how far the ball travels.
Unless all factors are perfect, you must "stretch-out" the cross-hair to hit the distances you want. If you want 250 yards, move the cross-hair out 350 yards.
On the green the overhead views zoom in and out according to your distance from the hole. Inside 3 yards you actually see the inside of the cup.
When you tee off, watch out for trees near the tee.
Golf Grand Slam is an excellent golf game, if you don't mind always playing the same course. It mimics real golf to a... err, tee, and golfers of any age or skill level can play together. The music and sounds try hard. A handy password feature distributes a code after every hole (Excellent!). Golf Grand Slam smashes par for the NES.
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You have complete control to choose the grip, the stance, the club and the type of shot. This game is for 1 to 4 players.