Nintendo Wii : King of Clubs Reviews

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Below are user reviews of King of Clubs and on the right are links to professionally written reviews. The summary of review scores shows the distribution of scores given by the professional reviewers for King of Clubs. Column height indicates the number of reviews with a score within the range shown at the bottom of the column. Higher scores (columns further towards the right) are better.

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Wait for a better miniature golf game

1 Rating: 1, Useful: 3 / 3
Date: August 18, 2008
Author: Amazon User

I found this game to be very disappointing. I expected to be able to play more than one golf course without unlocking them, but that doesn't seem to be the case. In addition, the graphics are dark and muddy and the text is difficult to read. The manual is written in a southern drawl which makes it difficult to read and seems completely unnecessary. It doesn't do a very good job of explaining how to play the game. I just can't find any reason to keep playing this.

Muddy colors, difficult to see terrain

3 Rating: 3, Useful: 2 / 2
Date: August 22, 2008
Author: Amazon User

I agree with JB's 8/18 review fully. I rented this w/o an instruction manual & played for about an hour & stopped from frustratio.
Menu options: Career, Tournament, Time Clock & Practice (of holes you have unlocked) Single & Multiplayer mode.
You only get a chance BEFORE the game to purchase things. Almost all needs to be unlocked. You start w/$2,000. A pee wee putter is $700, a rubber ball $25? or speed ball $70? can only be used once, changing color of the ball, changing the trail of it, adding more Fx sounds (it needed it), adding the custom characters (you start with a normal looking guy only) & Mulligans (able to re-do a shot $180 each)
Options is only sound level, having the help of knowing exactly where the ball would go including where it would land after bouncing/hitting objects on/off & a rumble feature which I had turned on, but never felt it used once.
During the game you can switch putters/balls.
Camera - angle the camera to look more down or across the course w/o zooming like naked eye. You have to hit a button to see the course from an overhead cam, but it's about 25 ft. up so you can't see the inclines/declines very well unless they are steep.
Course - There are many little mounds of dirt everywhere (the courses are all brown like mud) & other tiny lips & slight inclines/declines that you cannot see even w/the camera, even when within 20 ft of the hole. The courses start out hard immediately & in order to unlock things, you have to get par or under. You get $0-150? depending on how many strokes you used. There are also little money sacks if you ball touches, you get usually about $50 each. There are also bonus blocks, what they do, I have no idea. There is also green & blue rectangles like Mario kart, I have no idea what they do, I was playing bad enough w/o experimenting.
I didn't realize things until I played tournament w/comptuer AI (very bad, either he hits the ball perfect or totally screws up) which way I should go. All of the courses take some thinking & a lot of hazards, things that move, and sometimes even 4 large jumps that if you miss you will hit the hazard. The background, etc. look like cardboard cut outs. Maybe like if it was real, this is how they could do it within money reason. With the muddy colors, it just looks like easy way out to program it, there is no sun, so it looks like playing golf at night w/floor lamps & still there are almost no shadows to help you understand the terrain.
Controls - you hit & release A to decide power meter, when find the level you like hold A & swing.

This could have been good game w/better graphics/shadows to see terrain (or at least a grid like wii sports golf), funny things going on in the background & the characters saying/doing funny things, not just wearing a stupid costume only.

on youtube under "King of Clubs - Hole 1 - 3 Strokes" (looks like wii muddy graphics)& "King of Clubs dev walkthrough - 9/11/07" & "denofwii.com - King Of Clubs preview"

cool game

4 Rating: 4, Useful: 0 / 0
Date: August 18, 2008
Author: Amazon User

this i a fun game once you figure out the controles the instruction book does not explane the controles but once you figure them out this game is a blast

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