Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics
System: Nintendo 64
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: T & E Soft
Released: 1998
Genre: Puzzle
Capabilities: Controller Pak & Rumble Pak Compatible

Review Written: August 1999

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Graphics: 8: The game is developed by T & E Soft, who had a lot of experience with golf games(Pebbles Beach: True Golf Classics for SNES and Golf for Virtual Boy). The golfers are animated nicely. The courses are done well too. On the downside, there is a low frame rate.

Sound: 8: You got all the golf sounds you expect in here from the putts and strokes to the ball landing on the fairway and going in the whole. The commentator even adds his two cents whenever you make a good stroke or put and tries to help you get over a bad stroke or missed put. The sense of realism sets in when the crowd cheers you on.

Game play: 8: There are six ways to play in WCC: TGC from the tournament form of Waialae Open, to match play, stroke play, skins, play, tournament play, and there is even a practice mode as well. On the downside the game only has one course(unlike the other golf games which all have 2-4). Before your stroke you pick the club you want, your position, aim the ball by where you want it to, and how hard your swing will be. All these are a factor in how good your stroke/putt is.

Replay Value: 8: With six different game play modes in WCC: TGC there is plenty of ways to keep you busy. The game can be played by up to four players alternating, so you can go at it with your friends. The game can also have Rumble Pak compatibility so you can feel all your strokes. It gets a little boring playing on the same course throughout the whole game.

Overall: 8: This is fun overall, with lots of game play modes to keep you occupied, and the game adds even more fun with a 4-player mode. I wish there could've been another course though. I think the putting system is a little weird too. Putting all its negatives’ aside the game is still a blast and is still the only golf simulation on the N64. (Mario Golf has more of an fantasy, arcade feel.)

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