Monday, July 13, 2009

NES Review #11: Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf

When Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf came out in the late 1980's, it was the best golf simulation available for the NES.

Despite it's name, there was no fighting involved. In fact, the game is a straight-forward representation of what a golf game would actually be. That is, BORING!

The biggest challenges faced were Sand Traps, Water Hazards, Trees and the like. There were no bells and whistles like most of the sports games you will find today.

There are four characters to choose from, with one of them being a fictionalized version of Lee Trevino, in the game as "Super Mex." Once the game is finished, you are shown a photo of the country club setting that the game has taken place in. That's it.

An episode of The Simpsons spoofs "Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf" when Marge buys "Lee Carvallo's Putting Golf," and gives it to a less than excited Bart for Christmas. I sometimes wonder if Lee Carvallo's Putting Golf would have been more interesting than Lee Trevino's Fighting Golf. One can only wonder.

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