It's surprising just how many fun and varied video games come out of golf, a famously sedate and skilful sport. The Switch eShop has some fantastic games on this front, and Cursed to Golf is hoping to join the ranks when it arrives next year.
Published by Thunderful, this is a game from Chuhai Labs that aims to deliver a "roguelike golf adventure"; while seeing roguelike so often in press releases isn't always ideal, we're optimistic this'll be a good 'un.
Below is some blurb from the press release:
Cursed to Golf offers a fresh take on the golfing and roguelike subgenres. Played like a golfinated turn-based 2D side scrolling puzzle platformer, attempt to survive each hole by reaching the flag within the PAR Count; a designated amount of swings you have to reach the end. If the PAR Count reaches zero you’ll get sucked through a purgatorial vortex back to the beginning of the course. While classic golf obstacles like the water hazards and bunkers will make an appearance, you’ll also come across high powered fans, spikes, vines, TNT boxes, teleporters and a whole load more variables that can be a help or a hindrance on your way to the hole. It’s all par for the course in this twisted take on the classic game!
There'll be some interesting mechanics at play, seemingly, including 'Ace Cards' to collect that will apparently give you otherworldly powers for getting through tricky holes.
It looks rather promising to us - what do you think?