|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.
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.
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.
CCC Freelance Writer