Super Swing Golf: Season 2 Review
Super Swing Golf: Season 2 box art
System: Wii Review Rating Legend
Dev: Tecmo 1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid 4.0 - 4.4 = Great
Pub: Tecmo 2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
Release: Dec. 11, 2007 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 5.0 = The Best
Players: 1-4 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair
ESRB Rating: Everyone 3.5 - 3.9 = Good

The music is surprisingly great. The fun little tunes will have you tapping your toes and humming away long after your gaming session is over. The character comments are very repetitive, however. If you choose the boy character, Scout, you're going to get frustrated with his "Ok, let's do this!" and "Oh…man!" comments. All in all, the sounds in the game are quite good and are keenly outputted in Dolby Pro Logic II.

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You can also hone your skills by simply challenging the computer outside of the Tour or heading to the Practice range. These are secondary game modes though; the Tour is where all the single player magic truly is. Multiplayer is also quite fun and distinct. Of course, you'll be able to challenge friends rather than the computer characters. You'll also be able to take on the expanded mini-games. Mini-games include Golf Darts, Longest Drive, and Balloon Pop. These three mini-games are fun skills challenges that do a good job of increasing the amount of quality content. Golf Darts, as you might imagine, puts an emphasis on accuracy as you try to accumulate points by hitting specific target areas. The Longest Drive competition gives you three opportunities to rack up total yardage. It sounds straight forward, but your skills will be tested by a series of portals that will increase you driving distance. If you are skilled enough to knock the ball through the first ring, it will magically boost your ball to the second, and the third. The Balloon Pop game tests both your accuracy and power. You have to hit the ball at the balloons with precision aiming as well as hitting the ball hard enough to pop them.

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Super Swing Golf: Season 2 is a significant improvement over the first installment. The visuals, sounds, and gameplay are all well done. The controls are decent, but they may be too frustrating to many gamers. This is especially so for youngsters. That's unfortunate because the game's whimsical feel is best suited for children. Adult and mature gamers will probably find this title to be a bit of a yawner. However, if you like anime or if you have a good deal of patience, Super Swing Golf: Season 2 has a lot to offer.

By Jonathan Marx
CCC Freelance Writer

Features:

  • Play golf like you've never played it before with highly expressive characters that display the joy of victory and the agony of defeat.
  • All-new unlockable courses and costumes including some classic Tecmo character costumes!
  • Fun Courses - Choose from newly added courses to keep your golf experience fresh and exciting!
  • New Tour Mode - Compete with rivals and progress through the game as you conquer all the island of Pangya!.
  • Party Mode - Play new party games including "Darts" and "Driving Contest"!


    RATING OUT OF 5
    RATING DESCRIPTION
    3.9
    Graphics
    Very crisp and clean with a fun anime style.
    2.7
    Control
    A mixed bag. The motion controls are painfully slow and inaccurate, while the button controls are easy to use, but they're straight out of PGA Tour '94.
    4.2
    Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
    The musical score is great. The fun little tunes will have you tapping your toes and humming along after your gaming session.
    3.3

    Play Value
    Pretty boring for the majority of gamers, especially mature consumers. However, the game is well crafted and surprisingly deep for a rated "E" title.

    3.5
    Overall Rating - Good
    Not an average. See Rating legend above for a final score breakdown.
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