Other golf games need some lessons from this one!
I have had this game for a number of years. I have played other golf games along the way, but I always find myself coming back to this game for things the others just don't have. I find it hard to believe that a gamecube game can have better physics than todays golf games in terms of putting on the green. EA sports needs to contact the developers of this game and take some lessons on how the ball should look and react when putting on the green. The detail is so real as to the way a ball really looks like on the green. If you buy this old game for the putting feature only, you will be glad you did. You have to play for awhile to build your power level up, but after you do the game continues to impress. Don't think you will shoot lights out all the time either. You hit the ball with the toggle switch on the remote by moving it back to set the power, and then pushing it forward to hit. It gives some feel to the game unlike the old click,click,click of a power meter. Overall this game has some aspects that I wish todays game developers would put into their games...ie EA Sports. Give this game a shot if you can find an old copy, you can even play it on the Wii since it plays Gamecube games. Just remember that you will need a gamecube controller to play gamecube games on the Wii.
Great Overlooked Golf Game
Swingerz Golf for the Gamecube will probably go down as the most overlooked golf game to graze a Nintendo console. I could go on forever to explain why I think this is one of the best golf games there are! I'll start by adding that this game includes some really neat customization features. Instead of your characters gaining levels, the items you obtain do! As backwards as that sounds, it works...works well! It adds a lot more gameplay and time to the title. The gameplay is very easy and anyone can pick up the game and play without complications. The game offers several different courses that really never get old. It's just a sold golf game that should not be overlooked. The weakest part of the game is the sound. Some of the sound banks from the NPC's getting annoying after awhile, but that can be adjusted. Highly recommended! - Disarmonious