Enjoy a combination of real golf club rules and wacky mini golf fun as you shoot your ball through pipes, up extreme ramps and around crazy obstacles towards the hole!
Mini Golf Resort is a casual game that is both creative and replayable. It has touchscreen controls, with the option to adjust the camera with the buttons. To play, you tap the golf ball in the lower corner and then adjust the power of your swing. Once you’re all set to swing, simply flick the stylus in the direction you want to go.
There are four worlds to play through, with 14 courses per world and 18 holes per course. The worlds are Spooky, Pirate’s Bay, Pyramids of Egypt, and Legends of Greece. Each course is decorated according to its world, with background music coordinating with the theme. The music for the courses isn’t very memorable, yet I do think that each tune fit into its respective theme.
Each hole is decorated with various items, such as fans that blow the golf ball around. There are also teleporters, boosters, ramps and much more. This adds a level of creativity to the game, along with the bonus of having no invisible walls to block you from flinging the golf ball across gaps. Bouncing the golf ball against the walls towards the hole also adds to the fun.
However, while I find the game to be more enjoyable than not, there are a few things I don’t like. One is that it takes a while to load between holes, making me actually wonder if the game has frozen. When it finishes loading, it just drops you into the world so suddenly it feels like a glitch. Another thing is how the game also has little problems with the mechanics. Once the ball got stuck and I ended up having to exit the course in order to continue playing! Lastly, the graphics aren’t up to par for the 3DS, and I would have liked a save feature so I could save during a course.
With those issues being said, I must add that there are some things that I really like in Mini Golf Resort. Such as the use of 3D to give the background scenery more depth. Also, I like that you can create your own avatar that you can buy different clubs for (despite the fact they do nothing for stats, strength or speed) and different clothing.
Overall, this game feels a bit unpolished, but it is a good example of quantity over quality. Mini Golf Resort offers an astounding amount of play, with 1,008 holes altogether. At $4.99 it may be worth taking a look to see if it’s right for you.