Mini Golf King Review

Mini Golf King Review

Dec 27, 2017

Yep, yep… here we have an interesting mini-golf simulation to get into: Mini Golf King.

It is a colorful game, wrought with visual effects and the requisite smooth animations. Control is effected by dragging directionally, such that the player can make the ball fly on the scenes which play in portrait orientation.

A typical level consists of virtual miniature golf setup, but with a few extras. Of course, there is the the tee off point, and then the culminating (hopefully) hole. The intuitively core idea is to get the ball from point A to point B with the least amount of strokes. The game engine selects a reasonable match from online players available, and both of you go at it to see who wins the available prize.mgk3

But this ain’t your grandmas’s putt-putt now. There are jewels all along the playing area, some bigger than others, and these garner points if your ball makes contact with them. There are also other hazards, like bunkers and more, plus mystery collectibles. Now, one thing that becomes interesting is figuring out how to use the collectibles to your advantage, or even collecting higher paying big gems. See, going for one of these does have an opportunity cost, so it pays to not eschew going for the quick win for the sake a lot of garnered points.

So, the idea is to beat folks to gain prize money and goodies. Goodies include chests which take time to open, and contain all sorts of things, from clubs to coin. Playing levels requires entrance fees, so, really, you have to win to have the money to play unlocked subsequent levels. Real cash can be used to expedite operations, and there are also other ways to gain game cash (like watching videos).

It has just enough razzle dazzle to keep its arcade card without losing its simulation status; the effects are fun and not overly gaudy, while the power-ups give is a Mario feel along the way. It is an easy, understandable game, but manages to retain a hint of unpredictability because of said specials plus the interesting layouts plus the randomized opponents.

Perfect for those holiday nights that might be colder than most.

Mini Golf King Review Rundown

8
Graphics/Sound - Smooth looks, cheery sounds.
8
Controls - Intuitive touch and dragging.
7
Gameplay - Fun minigolf play... and you get a choice of clubs, BTW.
7
Replay Value - Easy to play again and again, energy requirement notwithstanding.
7
Overall - A fun diversion based on a fun pastime.

Download: App available at the Google Play Store »

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