Review Microgolf Masters
Play putt-putt with people around the world
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 16 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Precise controls, good progression path
Low effort levels, minimal graphics
When it comes to good golf games on mobile, there are actually a surprising amount of arcade-type games that do the sport a solid. Microgolf Masters for Android is another golfing game that just doesn’t quite pull the same strings as the other games.
My first complaint about this game, even though it can’t really be avoided, is that every time one of my opponents would miss a shot, or whenever it became apparent that I was going to win, they would just leave. On the bright side, it still counted as a win for me, but I’m not sure if it counts as a loss for them. Maybe they were just trying to save some time for the both of us. It still felt really unsportsmanlike.
The game itself is actually pretty lackluster. The graphics look like they could have easily been from an old Atari 2600 and even when you hit the ball as hard as you can, it barely rolls across the screen. The idea of the game is that you and your opponent are taking turns trying to putt the ball into the hole. Whoever gets the lowest amount of strokes wins, just like in golf.
After the first few games, I already saw some of the same few levels repeated a couple of times, which was pretty disappointing when you think about how little effort it really takes to create these 2D golf courses.
Overall, Microgolf Masters is a pretty disappointing golf game that is entirely based on playing against other players that all seem to have poor attitudes when they lose.