Originally released as Par 3 this golfer's paradise comprises Leader Board,
World Class Leader Board and Leader Board Tournament.
Unsurprisingly, all play very similarly. Your golfer is presented in front of
a 3-D view of the hole. After selecting your club and aiming your shot left/right
you perform a swing via a proven control system.
Just hold down fire to start the power bar rising, release to select power, then
press fire again to stop a second falling bar on the line for a straight shot (stop
it too early and you'll hook the shot to the left; too late and you'll slice it to
Wind makes hitting a straight shot even trickier but is thankfully only active at
the hardest (Professional) of the three skill levels. Once you eventually get onto
the green, you can putt by aiming left/right to take account of any slope and then
setting the power.
Both Leader Board and Leader Board Tournament allow up to four players to play
18-72 holes on any of four courses. The main hazard is the warer which surrounds
the holes, some of which are even split into different islands.
World Class Leader Board also allows four players to compete, but there's a separate
load for each of the four courses, and a short painless multiload for each hole.
This is due to the extra complexity of holes with the added hazards of bunkers and
Shots from rough ground and sand require extra power and accuracy to compensate
for the 'dampening' effect of the terrain. If you get stuck beneath trees, you can
select a special low-flying 'punch' shot to go under the branches. Sometimes you
won't be able to see the hole from your position, so the overhead view comes in handy.