- NA release: 27th July 1998
- PAL release: 24th August 1998
- JP release: N/A
- Developer: T&E Soft
- Publisher: Nintendo
- N64 Magazine Score: 49%
This is essentially the Western release of Augusta Masters ’98, however the translation into English also game with an entirely different course in Hawaii (but still one course). I was expecting it to play the same as just an average golf game, but I ended up encountering so many problems.
I edited the first character by changing the name and appearance, the same as Augusta, yet somehow when I started the game, I was trying to tee off with a putter – it was my only club. I went into the editor and changed to change my selection (it’s impossible to tell what you have selected) and when I got to the green, I had no putter. I ended up sorting this ,but I still had no small range clubs (or a sand wedge), but had given up caring at that point.
The game really can’t decide how fast the shot bar moves, changing from painfully slow to impossibly fast. The accuracy of the shot also seems to be random, with the ball undershooting or overshooting. I managed to hit a perfect shot with the wind behind me, an the ball still didn’t approach the target.
Waialae Country Club was an incredibly frustrating experience and feels very broken. I really don’t understand how this happened considering I got on fine with Augusta, but I just hated this.
It looks awful, for a start, with the digitised golfers bringing back memories of Pit Fighter. And its ugliness doesn’t stop there. The 2D crowds are laughable and the shabby graphics make playing shots needlessly difficult.Tim Weaver, N64 Magazine #21
Remake or remaster?
This game doesn’t need any special treatment.
Official ways to get the game.
There is no official way to get Waialae Country Club: True Golf Classics
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