King of Clubs Review
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System: Wii, PC, PSP Review Rating Legend
Dev: Crave Entertainment 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Oxygen Int. 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Aug. 4, 2008 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

Although I wouldn't recommend showing this game to your friends (or enemies for that matter), there are several multiplayer modes included if you feel so inclined. You can play tournament style with up to four players, and you can play through any of the game's different holes (even ones you haven't unlocked in the single-player mode yet). The multiplayer modes are just as basic as the single-player modes and are good if you absolutely must play this game with other people.

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The sound in this game is also quite terrible. There are a handful of looping tracks that accompany each hole, and if you progress far enough in the game, then you will be able to unlock all the music tracks and can use whichever one you want on the different holes. However, they are all dreadful; trust me, the mute button is your best friend when trying to tackle this game.

King of Clubs Mini Golf embodies every negative aspect of third party games created for the Wii. It has poor motion controls, bad graphics, and almost no redeeming qualities. It borders on total unplayability, and the best advice for those who want to play golf on the Wii is to stick with WiiSports.

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Sure, you may have played these games a million times, but honestly, putting this game in your system will only make you pine for these titles. There was a lot of potential in this game, and I could have seriously dug the whole kitschy-feel. But unfortunately, this game is a real clunker that I can't recommend to anyone.

By Amanda L. Kondolojy
CCC Staff Contributor

RATING OUT OF 5
RATING DESCRIPTION
2.0
Graphics
The different holes and courses are bursting with personality, but this is wasted with really terrible and dated graphics.
1.5
Control
The controls are extremely hard to manage and are a real obstacle.
1.5
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The repetitive music and sound effects get old quickly. The looping tracks can actually be changed as you progress through the game, but they're all really insufferable.
2.4

Play Value
There are lots of courses to unlock, but it is doubtful you'll be able to stand this game long enough to unlock them all.

1.7
Overall Rating - Avoid
Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.

Game Features:

  • Multiple single-player modes (career, tournament, etc.) allow players to work through the levels unlocking new equipment and characters.
  • The Pro Shop allows players to unlock new clubs, new balls, free-shot tokens, and cosmetic additions to customize their play.
  • A variety of multiplayer modes and optional handicaps, plus multi-player pick-ups, added to the number of levels and the radical effect of the equipment, give the game immense party-game potential.


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