Review by Mike Truitt

Reviewed: 04/11/01 | Updated: 04/11/01

Most Original Game of the Decade?

Easy to learn
Girls love this game
Extremely Fun
Putt-Putt Course

Hard to master (might be a pro)
No create a golfer or create a course

Graphics: 8/10
The graphics for Hot Shots Golf are extremely smooth. The textures and elevations are shown well, but they are not over-exaggerated like some games. Unlike many other golfing games the character does not seem to but cut-and-pasted on the background. The graphics although not necessary for a great game does certainly add to the greatness.

Audio: 6/10
The sound in Hot Shots Golf is not one of it's best features, although in two player mode it can irritate the other guy when they are in a need to make situation. How would Tiger Woods do if some guy was telling him to hurry up? Yeah he would hit it 300 yards, but your best friend is not Tiger Woods now is he. The background music can get annoying at times, but you will find yourself whistling it once you turn off this game.

Controls: 10/10
The controls are so easy to learn in this game. Personally I think that this is the easiest sports game as far as controls come. The hardest part about the controls probably is... well there is no hard part.

Gameplay: 8/10
Fast gameplay makes this one of the stand-out golfing games ever. In most cases you have to wait 20 seconds before you are even ready to set up, but in this game the player runs to his next shot, literally! With seconds between when the ball stops and when you are swinging, you can get a round of golf done in 10 to 15 minutes. What can be more exciting that hitting your second shot on a par 4 and seeing the little replay icon showing you made it? Nothing that's right.

Replay Value: 10/10
The replay value of this game is incredible, with tournaments, putt-putt, five round contest, driving range, and a total of six courses to master from three different tee boxes. An all around fun game that you will find yourself playing it hours on end.

Codes: 5/10
The codes in this game really don't make the game much more fun, but then again, would that be possible to make this game more fun?

Overall: 9/10
Great game! What more can I say besides go out and get the game right now, and if you have it already, why aren't you playing it?

Rating:   4.5 - Outstanding

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