Tee Up

Reviewed by John Davison jnr

 

Issue 30

Nov/Dec 87

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Anco/Artworx

9.95

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.

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