PICKING CLUBS AT TROON
THERE ARE MANY games of golf on the market but none simulates the rolling greens and deep bunkers of Troon. The game is for the 48K Spectrum and provides a graphic representation of the 18-hole championship course. You do not have to be an expert golfer to play it but making a shot requires slightly more golfing skill than just guessing the co-ordinates of the hole for which you are aiming.
The graphics in the game are cleverly-used and well-produced. When teeing-ofT the player will see an aerial view of the next hole, along with trees, lakes, green and rough. As the ball gets nearer the hole a close-up view of the hole, complete with flag, is shown.
The range of clubs you can use seems almost infinite and the game gives a list of those clubs on-screen to help you choose which you want to use.
You can let all your friends or family join the championship game to see who is the best player. The game is relatively user-friendly, so you do not have to have a set of golf clubs stored in the cupboard to be able to play it.
Troon is a very complex game and one of the only games of golf on the market which features club selection. It can be obtained from Hornby Software, 21 Pinfold Hill, Leeds LS15 0PW and costs £6.95.