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Super Video Golf added a career mode - it deserves more attention

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Super Video Golf looks great for anyone who loves Golf, and it got a bit buried but the developer has continued to expand it with a recent update adding in a career mode. It has Native Linux support and it is Steam Deck Verified!

This 90s styled game offers up quite a lot including a free play mode, 8 player local and online support, a wide variety of course sizes including mini-golf along with various weather conditions. You can even play it at night if you wish. There's also a full tutorial and a driving range on top of that. There's also monthly challenges, leaderboards and even Steam Workshop support. What more could you want? I have no idea, I don't play Golf — but it looks genuinely good

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With the new career mode added in you get to play through 6 seasons across 12 courses, over 36 games. If you rank in the top 3 you'll unlock various cosmetic items too which you can then use in the career or free play modes. There's a save system added in for it too, so you can drop out any time. The save system hasn't yet been added to the free play mode though.

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  • Updated non-system preferences are now stored per Steam user and cloud sync’d
  • Updated avatar materials now have reflection and self illumination properties
  • Updated workshop tools can now author new avatar materials
  • Updated workshop tools now allow adding item labels
  • Updated workshop tools now allow setting preview rotation for balls
  • Updated leaderboards are now sub-sorted by date so newer scores rank higher
  • Updated league browser now includes new league tables
  • Updated camera drone position is now dictated by host in multiplayer games
  • Updated player profile editor with new browsers for ball and hair models
  • Moved Profile Reset button to Stats page of Options menu
  • Added Career Reset button to Stats page of Options menu
  • Added option to adjust crowd density
  • Added a global league based on monthly course scores
  • Added option to set custom ball colours in profile editor
  • Added ability to choose active club set from roster menu
  • Added ability to open stats menu from roster menu
  • Added Career Mode
  • Added new set of unlockable balls
  • Added new set of unlockable headwear
  • Added new set of unlockable avatars
  • XP Rewards have been buffed
  • Fixed hair colour when playing in night mode
  • Fixed rotation of ball models in preview window
  • Fixed deleted profiles are properly removed from cloud sync
  • Fixed Greens in Regulation being triggered if the player forfeits all holes in a round
  • Fixed progression related stats in offline mode (steam deck now progresses when there’s no internet connection)
  • Fixed avg monthly rank not including new courses from 1.15
  • New Achievement: Semi-retired
  • New Achievement: All Time Champion
  • New Achievement: Vandal

Overall this looks like a really great Golf game, a hidden gem. A shame to see it only has 42 user reviews on Steam after releasing in February 2023.

Check it out on Steam and itch.io.

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thanks. bought it right now.
Also DRM-free on itch.io
fabertawe Apr 10
Oooh me likey! Buying...

Edit: Bought!

Last edited by fabertawe on 10 April 2024 at 1:39 pm UTC
fagnerln Apr 11
Oh I was looking for a golf game, I really miss Mario Golf, I'll try it, it looks really cool, however, WTF is this music on the trailer? It's so annoying
fabertawe Apr 11
Thought I'd post an update. Great game and you can even play pool and snooker in the club house!

Hit a bug straight away where the character can't be edited as the game locks hard but posted a bug report and the dev responded immediately. He's very responsive and involved in their community, which is really nice.
I was confused because the article says 8 players and the video says 16, so I checked out the Steam page for elucidation:
QuoteWhen playing Free Play mode Super Video Golf can be played either as couch co-op with up to 8 players using 1-4 compatible controllers or the PC keyboard, or online with up to 8 computers connecting to a single game. Super Video Golf can also be played as a combination of both allowing up to 16 players in a single round!
fabertawe Apr 12
Update 2: The dev fixed that bug yesterday on the beta channel (Steam) and in an upcoming patch to stable. Excellent
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