Mind Games
1985
Sport: Action
£9.99
£1.99
English
ZX Spectrum 48K
Multiple schemes (see individual downloads)

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Ross Holman, Roger Willis, Rick Robson
Chris Bourne

Ross: How can you fit the whole of the Royal St George's golf course into a Speccy. Here's how, but it takes over nine hundred screens. You'll also get a hole-by- hole account of the course plus maps and history lesson.

Load up and then choose your joystick option. The Protek didn't seem to work too well for me but you can use the redefinable keyboard option to set this up.

If you take a look at the screen shot you'll be able to see the game layout. The top half shows a section of the course drawn in isometric perspective with your ball slap bang in the middle. Below this are seven windows giving you control over the golfer and how well he goes to it. You can increase or decrease the strength of your shots, adjust the angle through 360 degrees and choose the club you want to use. You can only make a shot when you've chosen a club and the caddy approves of it.

It's got to be said that I'm pretty crazy on the golf course, well, OK, the crazy golf course but the real thing's never appealed. So, this must have had me hooked as I really enjoyed knocking a ball about the screen. 3/5 HIT

Roger: Dennis Thatcher might like it but I didn't. I'd never use any club that'd have me as a member! 2/5 MISS

Rick: Any ol' iron, any ol' iron. Well, that didn't go down too well with my caddy who soon got very cheesed off with me. All good fun. 3/5 HIT

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