Neo Turf Masters (1996)

About This Game

This is a golf game that was first released in 1996. The player picks one of six available golfers and competes on a number of golf courses around the world, including Japan (Fujiyama Oriental Golf Club), America (Grand Canyon Golf Course), Australia (Blue Lagoon Golf Course), and Germany (Baden Golf Course). The game features two modes of play. The first is Stroke Play, in which the player attempts to get the best score by playing all 18 holes. The second is Match Play, in which two players compete to see who can win more of the 18 holes. Grab a friend and get ready to hit the fairway! 

Gameplay

The game is a fast paced, arcade-style golf game. Players choose from two game modes, stroke play for one or two players, and match play for two players only.

Competing on one of four fictional golf courses located in the United States, Japan, Australia and Germany, players choose from one of six players with different attributes:

  • “Young Hero” (George Spinner, United States)
  • “Technician” (Thomas Stewart, United Kingdom)
  • “Veteran” (Frank Adams, Australia)
  • “Shot Maker” (Robert Landolt, Germany)
  • “Power Golfer” (Fernando Almeida, Brazil)
  • “Putt Master” (Toyoshige Takeno, Japan)Unlike many golf games of the era which used a two-click swing system to determine the hook or slice of the ball, Neo Turf Masters uses a single click for the power of the shot, and a second for the height of the shot; hook and slice are selected with buttons B and C before making the shot. This makes the game much easier to pick up and play well than its contemporaries, but it compensates for this reduced difficulty with fiendish (if somewhat unrealistic) course layouts and highly variable wind.

Game Details

Genre Sports – Arcade – Modern
Works on Windows (7, 8, 10), Mac OS X (10.9+) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04)
Languages Audio and text: English
Released January 1, 1996
Size 46 MB
Company SNK CORPORATION / SNK CORPORATION

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS


Minimum system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Pentium 4 2.4Ghz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard drive space: 500 MB
Mouse, Keyboard


Recommended system requirements – Windows:

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 640
DirectX: Version 9.0c
Hard drive space: 500 MB
Mouse, Keyboard


Minimum system requirements – Mac:

OS X 10.9 or newer
Processor: 2 GHz processor (Inter Core i3 or equivalent)
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB Free Space


Minimum system requirements – Linux:

Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 or newer
Processor: 2 GHz processor (Inter Core i3 or equivalent)
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Hard Drive: 500 MB Free Space 

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Neo Turf Masters (1996)

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