August 27, 2011 10:01 AM   Subscribe

For those kept off the links -- particularly those with windmills -- by Irene, a flash alternative (via Kottke). Needs ice cream, but otherwise oojah-cum-spiff (via Wodehouse).
posted by Clyde Mnestra (16 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It's a pretty fun game but there seems to be a bug where it will repeatedly take strokes for me automatically in a couple places. Additionally the isometric graphic style when combined with the decision to show the whole course simultaneously makes it difficult to accurately take aim. A fun little diversion all the same.
posted by I Foody at 10:18 AM on August 27, 2011

The little animations are lovely. I enjoyed the setup with the field/snow/ice/water very much.
posted by winna at 10:47 AM on August 27, 2011

My god I really enjoyed this. And I hate/program games all the time!
posted by hanoixan at 11:28 AM on August 27, 2011

Agree aiming is a problem. OTOH, it reflects a fair amount of imagination and a dollop of whimsy.

Given that I can't aim under the best of circumstance, that tradeoff works for me . . .
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 11:42 AM on August 27, 2011

This reminds me a lot of Kirby's Dream Course. Part of the problem with Wonderputt is that the mouse position controls both aim and power, so if I get the right aim and want to adjust the power I then mess up my aim.

Aside: The lack of recent adventure golf games saddens me. It's been eight years since the last Mario Golf! Don't they know there's an untapped market here?
posted by Wulfhere at 11:50 AM on August 27, 2011

30 over par. :P
Fun, though.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 12:01 PM on August 27, 2011

Whimsy is a good word. It's child-like in the best sense. Love it.
posted by smirkette at 12:34 PM on August 27, 2011

I know, Wulfhere.

But there's going to be a Wii Mario Golf, and it's going to be amazing, and it's going to combine N64-style taunting with the Wiimote speakers, and it's going to bring back the miniature golf minigame, and it'll be the thing that finally persuades me to buy a Wii. Um, at least, I hope all those things will happen.
posted by box at 1:12 PM on August 27, 2011

It's a pretty fun game but there seems to be a bug where it will repeatedly take strokes for me automatically in a couple places.

I thought this at first too and then I realized you don't click and release you just point and click. Once I figured that out, it didn't happen anymore.

If you finish the first level it adds bonus pins to hit for the next.
posted by dobbs at 2:00 PM on August 27, 2011

I love that they call a stroke better than eagle is an albatross...played this through a few times this past week.
posted by schyler523 at 7:34 PM on August 27, 2011

I was so delighted by this, and thought it was genuinely beautiful.
posted by PinkMoose at 9:21 PM on August 27, 2011

5 over par for 36 holes. It says I've won some badge. Fun diversion!
posted by TDavis at 8:08 AM on August 28, 2011

Fun, fairly easy once you figure out the aim (I eagled or albatrossed 4 out of the first 6 holes before I got breod), the animations are really the saving grace of this game. Cute/creative.
posted by antifuse at 6:48 AM on August 30, 2011

So you only did 6 holes? It gets more challenging after the first 9.
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 10:21 AM on August 30, 2011

Yup, because that's all it was able to entertain me for. Any harder, and I would have gotten VERY annoyed with the aiming mechanishm.
posted by antifuse at 10:51 AM on August 30, 2011

167,784 points, yay!

I also finally got the 9 perfect holes badge.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 3:54 PM on September 21, 2011

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