19. Planet Minigolf
A game that was quite popular on the PS3, Planet Minigolf was the perfect next-generation experience for the smaller version of the sport.
Although Planet Minigolf is . . .well, a mini-golf game, it featured certain aspects that gave it a big golf presence. One of those things was the ability to design your own golf holes and because of this, the game had major replay value. It was one of the few golf games where you leave that armchair-architect role and put your design skills to the test. Sure, it’s mini-golf but you were still able to let your creative juices flow.
It was one of the few golf games where you leave that armchair-architect role and put your design skills to the test.
You were able to play in four different locations around the world: one location at a beach with pirate ships, one that appears in London, another in a snow-covered landscape and another in a jungle.
There were certain characters you could use and as you played on, you would unlock more clothes and equipment for them. You could even unlock a hickory club to use as your putter as you headed out into the mini-golf battlefield.
Another neat feature was a global leaderboard, which highlighted the countries with the most points accumulated throughout their time with the game. To see the leaderboard filled with colors of multiple flags was very cool. Also, the “California cool” vibe of the game was unique for a mini-golf game while still bringing the wackiness that we enjoy from these type of games.
In my mind, Planet Minigolf was quietly a classic in the world of next generation sports gaming.