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New Golf Game Coming To Japanese WiiWare Next Week

Posted by Sean Aaron

Arc System Works is bringing out what appears to be the sole new WiiWare release on the Japanese service next Tuesday, a game centred around golf putting called Okiraku Pata-Gorufu (Family Golf Putter). You're able to choose from four characters (a cute anime family rendered in cel-animation style) and try to putt your ball into a series of holes doing various trick shots. Wiimote control only with use of a simple arm swing after setting shot power to get the ball rolling appears to be the interface. The game will be 500 points, we expect Aksys Games will publish this in North America and Europe sometime later this year.

Video and screenshots are available here:

Additionally in an unusual show of restraint there will be only two VC releases:

Clu Clu Land D for the Famicom for 500pts (It's a revised version of the Clu Clu Land we got).
Super Shinobi (Revenge of Shinobi in the West) for Megadrive for 600pts.

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User Comments (26)



calculon said:

No sale. Crazy golf mini-games are ten a penny nowadays. If only.

Plus Crazy Golf sucks unless your brain is stuck in the late Eighties. Hell, it wasn't that good back then.



Kaeobais said:

Meh, I'm not a fan of golf, and if I feel like playing some golf, if ever, I'll just pop in Wii Sports.



Atlantis1982 said:

>.> I was thinking their putt game was going to be mini-golf; this is just fail all over it.



KnucklesSonic8 said:

I'm sure this'll do better than the shallow FTT, though.

Still wanna see how Balance Board is incorporated... Maybe for Putting?XD



Chunky_Droid said:

I still can't figure out how to swing properly in Wii Sports Golf.... there has to be some science to it but I just can't get it down pat.

I'm like Bass, I'll get Mario Golf 64. I never played it and I loved Toadstool Tour



Bahamut_ZERO said:

500 points? Looks like Ill keep an eye on this, Ive been waiting for a good Wii Golf game.

@Any mod: I loled so hard at your Vc-Reviews away message



famicom said:

Seems like I'm the only one to get this. Golf games are way too underrated.



Sean_Aaron said:

There's three or four Mahjong games and as many Shogi games I think, so it wouldn't surprise me...



Terra said:

Arc System Works should give up series on this on instead focus on other ones as all we've seen so far is low quality shovelware.

@Sean Aaron
A Bit off-topic this question is but i just wanted to ask. Is the Silver Star Series any good? I only ask as I saw that it's finally being localized for western regions.



calculon said:

@Wiiloveit: I agree - something that looks half as fun as a game that is zero fun is still a zero fun game. I stand by your opinion wholeheartedly



KnucklesSonic8 said:

@Terranigma: Was wondering that myself.

So guys, any predictions for tomorrow?

I'm predicting any of the following for VC & WiiWare:

  • Alex Kidd: TLS, SSB64, Bomberman 94/Hanabee, Pulseman
  • Bit.Trip Beat, Random Game we know little about, Mart Racer, Silver Star Chess, Bubble Bobble Plus, Family Pirate Party, Battle Poker.

Most likely candidates for VC: Bomberman 94/Hanabee, Pulseman
Most likely candidates for WiiWare: Bit.Trip Beat, Family Pirate Party



Toddr said:

Kinda hoping it's a game we know little about, cause I've spent too much on wii points this past month according to my parents. (Only $60)



Toddr said:

Might be, might not be. Never tried any of the games, so I don't know my actual opinion of the series.



Sean_Aaron said:

@Terrangima: I can't say. Outside of Mahjong I don't play any Eastern board games. I can tell you they're cheap (500pts.) and lack online features. They're board games, so pretty hard to screw up.

They seem to be issuing offerings from a single disc compilation as individual WiiWare releases from a collection called WiiTables:

So, if you're interested and have the means to run import disc games that could be a good one to get, though there are two or three other similar compilations of board games featuring shogi, go, mahjong, chess, othello, etc. available in Japan.



Terra said:

Thanks for saying. I'll keep an eye on future releases but i probably shouldn't expect too much.

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