One lazy Sunday, boredom kicked in and I decided to hop on my Humble Bundle account to cruise through the scads of games that I’ve purchased over the last couple of years. I tend to pick up bundles for one game in particular, and the rest just sit there, collecting digital dust (although, I can’t imagine I’m the only one in this predicament).
I thought to myself, “Dangerous Golf. Hmm. I like golfing, and dangerous things are…fun? Eh, screw it. What else do I have to do today?”. And so began my unintended relationship with Dangerous Golf.
I haven’t played a ton of it, but what I have has just been pure, unadulterated fun. You start out in one of many different environments (gas stations, rooms with china and other valuables, kitchens, etc.) with your ball on a tee. You then “tee off” which sends your ball careening with a tail of fire following. Your aim (haha, I’m bad at puns) is to score as many points as you can by destroying items in the room and putting your ball into the hole after your “SmashBreaker” is over. A SmashBreaker is earned when you destroy a certain number of items, which is set at the beginning of the hole, and it lets your ball fly around the room at your control. There are also different challenges to complete on certain holes and sometimes even obstacles that need to be avoided.
What I initially thought was just going to be another stupid destruction game turned out to be surprisingly challenging and exciting. The game has a great amount of depth and a high replay value. I can just sit for hours and smash that golf ball into stuff. I even find myself cheering out loud when I get even a moderately decent score…for some reason it gives me a bit of an adrenaline rush.
I have noticed that this game has mixed reviews on Steam, but I personally can’t imagine why, unless it’s hardware compatibility issues or something of the sort. If you have some time to kill and can find this game at a discount (I’m not sure I’d buy it for its normal price of $20, but then again I’m kind of a tightwad), I would highly recommend picking it up.
Take a look at Nerd3 playing some Dangerous Golf!