Today we are going to be talking about Dog Gone Golfing by Vagabond Dog. Dog Gone Golfing is arcade golf game where the action never stops, with its retro bit graphics and 2D maps this one will definitely hook you within minutes of playing.
To start you off you have 5 game modes : Practice, Career, shot master, endless and battle golf.
Practice is exactly what you want as a tutorial mode providing some simple holes to get used to the controls then a few bit more challenging ones so you can learn with ditches, hills and the wind.
Career brings 20 different worlds all varying to see if you can become a true master of Dog Golf. With each world having 6 sections with 18 holes each by the end of this mode you will of truly become top dog.
Shot master is for the pros a simple see how long you can keep your streak going. With a choice of doing each hole in 1,2 or 3 shots.
Endless is exactly that no hole is ever the same and it just keeps going and going.
Battle golf is where you can play against your friends with local co op or battle against the enhanced AI robot dog.
So, after a short session on practice I made a start on career mode, let’s bring it. Each level I sat for a minute as I looked at the wind, bunkers and slopes to determine my power and also my shot type as you can normal swing which sends the puck along the floor or a chip type shot if you are at a slope or in a bunker. But to begin with all that was in vein as I took over 5 shots per hole which resulted in TERRIBLE coming up on the screen for that hole. Oh dear. As opposed to doing it under 5 shots which include brilliant dog puns like “howl in one” and “pawr” as opposed to golfing terms. Speaking of which the first time you nail that howl in one, you feel like howling out a “loud yeahhh!”.
It’s all set out the same as golf 18 holes the more shots you take the worse higher score you acquire by the end of 18 holes. I’m still waiting for a 18 hole in which half are hole in ones.
With every shot you also earn coins the come out of your puck and go towards your total. With this total you can buy new pucks, which are only cosmetic but a cool and fun unlockable none the less. You also have characters in which you can choose from each with their own stats like power and spin. Which weirdly do not need unlocking with coins so you can just choose the dog with full stats.
The only thing I can really say for the audio/soundtrack to the game is with only a selected few tracks you will soon find yourself whistling along unknowingly while trying to pot your next hole. The funky retro music in the background is enough to get planted in your head without been the annoying song in which drives you crazy.
Dog Gone Golfing is fun and addicting simple as. Weighing in on the PS4 at a measly 74MB and cost a stupidly cheap £3.99 on the store this doesn’t set you pocket back or your Playstation storage for what is guaranteed to be played and jumped on and off when not being able to decide what to play next.
While playing this I had my nephew round who’s only 8 and he loved watching me – The anticipation of will I one shot the hole, the fact he loved the dog puns just goes to show its family friendly too and is appealing to all ages. The game on a whole is well polished and is a great game to just have sat there basically forever on your PS4. So, get on the store get it bought and go for the Howl in Ones yeah? I’ll see you on the green.
Dog Gone Golfing
Dog Gone Golfing is fun and addicting simple as. Weighing in on the PS4 at a measly 74MB and cost a stupidly cheap £3.99 on the store this doesn't set you pocket back or your Playstation storage for what is guaranteed to be played and jumped on and off when not being able to decide what to play next.
- Polished Mechanics
- Very Addictive
- Small in storage size and price
- No Online multiplayer
- Unlocked characters instead of earning