Tee Up is a game with an identity problem. The box
claims to be 'TEE UP from Anco' and the title screen of the game
claims to be 'HOLE IN ONE from Artworx'. Oh well, never mind.
Tee-Up, as you can probably tell from the title is a
golf game, and to be quite honest, it is not very good. When most ST
owners think of golf games the first to spring to mind are `Leaderboard'
from Access/U.S. Gold or 'Mean 18' from Accolade. Well, Tee-Up is
absolutely nothing like either of these. No flashy animation or
three dimensional graphics here! Your view of the proceedings is
from above (a very long way above) and you cannot actually see your
golfer, just the ball.
Each hole is one screen in size and usually has a
good scattering of trees and water. I say usually because that is
only in the eighteen holes provided on the program disk. It is
possible to create your own holes with the supplied construction
kit. The 'fairway editor' as it is called, is possibly the only
redeeming feature of Tee-Up. Creating a hole is just like painting a
picture. You can have different sized brushes for drawing the water,
rough, sand, fairway and green, and you have preset shapes for the
various trees, etc. The different holes you create can all be saved
out to disk so you can make up your own course or copy real courses.
Apart from the construction kit, I can't really say
much more about Tee-Up which is positive, other than the fact that
it is cheap. I don't really think it is really worth trying to save
a few pounds in this case, if you want a good golf game save a
little more and buy either Leaderboard or Mean 18.