By Ivan Peska
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"Gatsby's Golf is the simple miniature golf game we’ve all been waiting for." - AppAdvice.com
Gatsby's Golf is a minigolf game set in the 1920s. The controls could not be more intuitive - simply swipe the screen to aim, then hold and release the button to fire the ball. And that's it, the game's real-world physics will take care of the rest!
- 18 holes of instant fun!
- 3 playing modes!
- Console-quality 3D graphics!
- Game Center leaderboards and achievements!
- Universal app!
What's New in Version 1.8
-> Graphics and performance improvements
-> Smaller size
-> New icon
The worst game (of any kind) I have ever played.
Mingol is right, the games terrible. The physics engine is horrendous, the graphics are not only bland, but blurry or too defined; the textures used on the water hazard (the planar holes are magically floating in water and you somehow got out there to tap golf balls around on a course that breaks physics), the obstacles, and the overly defined golf ball, and the 18 holes of the one, single course given on the game are all hideous and ultimately revolting. Furthermore, the power control is far too sensitive and irregular while the stupid aiming thing auto-aims you at the hole so you don't even get the chance to aim the ball for the first ninth of the game or whenever you are within sight of the flag. Additionally, because the aiming thing is just a white triangle that is so sensitive that it twitches when you take your finger off, it's too hard for a game that has already ruined one's break time. Another thing that I hate about this game is that it displays the flag-poles as solids but the crappy physics engine fails to treat them as such (the ball sails or bounces right through them because it's so hard to control the power). Honestly, I have been severely disappointed with every unity game have ever downloaded. Something obviously needs to be modified.
Not very good
I got this because it went free recently and I'm glad I did. The 18 holes are nothing special and don't have that much variety to them. You can either play them in classic, which only tallies up the score for 18 holes...and then you go back to the main menu, quick play which is just random select, or practice in which you select a hole. That's it. The graphics are very basic and the music is the same 20 second tune looped over. The swing sensitivity is not very consistent, especially when you're not trying to do powerful swings. There're honestly several better mini golf games. Get this when it goes free, otherwise save your money.
It's not easy
The one-star critics probably shot terrible scores. This isn't real golf on a real course, so real-life physics are a non-issue. The game has its own consistent physics. It's an ingenious challenge where it's possible, but extremely difficult, to shoot a low-scoring round.
If you think that it's easy to get under forty then good luck getting to be that good at the game. I've done it, but it took some time to figure out the course and it took a lot of practice.
The game does involve careful aim, but that's the easy part. The real skill is in speed control to get the ball to the cup at the right speed, or to get into the best position for the next shot.
If you don't understand the speed and position parts then you'll be horrible at the game, and then it makes sense that you'll hate it.
- Category: Games
- Updated: Apr 20, 2012
- Version: 1.8
- Size: 39.6 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Ivan Peska
- © 2010 Justin Sawchuk, Ivan Peska
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.