Those who know me best know of my love for minigolf. It goes way back to my childhood, playing at the local courses and trying to find a new courses on almost every family vacation. So when I saw there was a minigolf game on Nintendo Switch, I was excited. Yes, Infinite Minigolf not the same as actually playing, but maybe like you, I was curious if the great game designers over at Zen Studios could make something good enough to satisfy my desires until the next real course.
On the surface, it does a great job of recreating the look and feel of minigolf. The only unfortunate thing is that the graphics could be more crisp and take advantage of the high definition output of the Switch. They aren’t horrible, by any means, but I have definitely seen better on the system. Similarly, the music is not bad, but it can get old after a long session of play.
Once you finish your download, you’ll see the game contains a ton of crazy holes. Some of them could be found on a real-life course, while the majority of them could probably only be pulled off in a video game. The game’s physics usually work exactly as you would expect with only a few hiccups along the way. Similarly, putting is usually spot-on, but every once in awhile, you might be left scratching your head about why you didn’t hit the ball as hard or soft as you thought you did.
What I didn’t know going into the game was why the game is, in fact, called Infinite Minigolf. I originally thought there was no way they could really have an unlimited number of courses in the game. How they ended up pulling it off was by outsourcing creation to the players themselves. In fact, the game has quite a toolset for creating your very own course, which you can upload to share with the entire community. This is what will continue to bring minigolf fans back for more. Whether you enjoy creating or you love playing what others have made, the fun will only stop when the creativity stops.
Whether you play on your own or with up to seven of your friends, you will pretty much never run out of courses, which means it’s quite the steal. And if you want even more, you can download two free DLC packs (Tortuga and Hangar 37), each containing 108 new holes, four tournaments, tiles, objects, and avatar items. If you’re like me and love minigolf, I highly recommend picking up Infinite Minigolf for your Switch.
GAME: Infinite Minigolf
MSRP: $14.99 US
RATING: E for Everyone
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