Posted: November 11, 2013
Background: I'm a casual fan of Worms game, love everything about it. I've played golf maybe 10 times or so in real life. I picked up the game on a humble bundle.
This is one sweet game. You have 4 18 hole courses to play in a 2d platform style. You choose your club from a driver, iron, wedge or putter, each behave differently and choose your angle and how much power to swing it.
You have a few different objectives, you need at least a Par to progress, although later with powerups its common to get hole in ones. You will need a great mix of strategy, powerups, planning, and luck to get it right.
There are 20 coins per level you can collect, these help you to buy other clubs, hats, balls, voices etc. There is one crate on each level which is needed to help unlock items. There is also a requirement to get a certain number of points, however this becomes the easiest/lamest to achieve. If you get a hole in one, you get this straight away. However in earlier levels I just aimed straight up and hit the ball out of the map repeatedly/or into the sea and got my skill score.
Getting all of these challenges on the normal levels will take some planning, but nothing is impossible. Sometimes you need to wait till you unlock an ability later.
There are some seperate challenge maps, eg the "chip in" challenge. If you get the ball on the green you get extra time in your countdown. If you get it in the hole you get more time. The "keep up" challenges are quite fun, you get only one shot and have to use land mines and other objects on the map to keep the ball moving as many times as possible, you can only choose one powerup to use until it runs out.
Most of the achievements in this game will pop normally just playing the game.
The best thing about this game, it was always fun, even when I was just smashing the ball straight up in the air. A great casual game if you have 5 minutes or 2 hours.