If you're in the mood for a day on the Game Boy greens, try Ultra Golf by Ultra. You get two golf courses and up to two players.
Ultra Golf's graphics are good. You can survey the course and aim your shots with an overhead view. You gauge your swing with a sideview of your video golfer. In between, there are some sharp stills.
The detailed screens make golfing a snap, even for inexperienced handheld golfers. A mini overhead view of the hole enables you to aim your shot with a crosshair. Four smaller windows display the wind direction, speed, number of yards to the hole, and the lie of the ball. They also allow you to quickly re-position your feet and select your clubs. The hitting window displays a sideview look at your golfer and a nice, circular hit meter that enables you to follow your complete stroke.
Video gotf amateurs and pros alike will find something to like in this game. Noviceswill appreciate the "ready made" club selections. Pros will appreciate the extensive recording keeping feature that records Holes in One, Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Four-day Course Totals, and best scores for each hole.
Whether you're a regular golf fanatic, or a novice sports person looking for a new challenge, take a swing at Ultra Golf.
- If your ball lands within five yards of the hole and you're In the rough, by the putter instead of the sand wedge for better accuracy.
- Don't try to hit over a tree line to save distance. If you do, you almost always end up in the rough.