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Developed by a small independent studio called Sidebar Games, Golf Story is an interesting combination of several video game genres created to deliver the titular golf experience.

RPG | golf | 2D | top-down | indie games | Nintendo exclusive titles

Golf Story Release Date Switch

28September2017

developer: Sidebar Games publisher: Sidebar Games Official website

English language game language: English

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The SWITCH release of Golf Story is a game developed by a small independent studio called Sidebar Games. The game is an interesting combination of several video game genres created to deliver the titular golf experience.

Plot

In the game, one gets to assume the role of a golf player, who travels the world in search for new challenges and opponents. Golf Story, however, is not a typical sports game, in which one participates in consecutive matches – instead, a player gets to embark on an adventure, talk to encountered NPCs, and complete numerous tasks.

Mechanics

In terms of the mechanics, the game is a combination of games from the Mario Golf series as well as Stardew Valley. Developers prepared eight diverse areas with their own cities, NPCs, and golf courses. Player’s main objective is to face the golf masters, however, one has to prepare for these matches by performing secondary tasks. In the visited metropolises, one can, e.g. solve a puzzle, complete an assignment that boosts one’s skills, and purchase better pieces of gear. Moreover, during the game a player can complete various assignments that are not related to golf – among others, one can participate in a race, mow the lawn, fly a drone, and many others.

The matches exhibit an arcade nature; nonetheless, they are based on the authentic golf rules. A player can complete holes on diverse golf courses – from the standard grass ones to the special water locations with drifting rafts and… crocodiles.

Technical aspects

In terms of its visuals, the SWITCH release of Golf Story resembles the classic jRPG games and the more modern independent titles, such as the aforementioned Stardew Valley.

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7,6 / 10 based on 15 votes.

Age restrictions Golf Story: Good for all ages.

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