Wilson ProStaff Golf is a hugely underrated golf game by Novotrade, published by Konami. It is unfortunate that the game is not as well know as big-budget titles such as Links or the Jack Nicklaus series, because Wilson packs enough excellent gameplay to rewards both novices and experts. |
In addition to the usual plethora of options one would expect, Wilson introduces several new features into the genre. The best of these is the focus on competition styles: in contrast to games such as Links that try to replicate tournament conditions, Wilson focuses on various kinds of friendly competitions that amateur golfers enjoy. There are various team modes, including "best ball", "straight scramble", "drop out scramble", "straight skins" and many more. The gameplay itself is also innovative: in addition to the familiar "swing meter", there's the moving cursor that appears on the ball right afterwards: this is used to determine what part of the ball to hit. Although a bit difficult to learn at first, this is an excellent way to make more intricate shots, including curves. The graphics are pleasant and more than adequate, although sound effects are lacking.
Overall, I found Wilson ProStaff Golf to be an enjoyable "light" golf game. Too bad the game only has one course, but the good variety of competitive options helps enhance the longevity. Highly recommended, especially for anyone looking for a casual golf game that has no pressure of a competitive tournament.
Reviewed by: Underdogs