- 1 An Introduction to Golf Clash
- 2 Golf Clash : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Golf Clash
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Golf Clash
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Golf Clash
- 6 App Specifics for Golf Clash
- 7 Download Golf Clash
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Golf Clash
Full of colourful courses and humoursly named and shaped unique clubs players pit their skills against each other in rapid quick-fire battles where trophies are won and lost and new courses are fought to be unlocked. If however, after the single round battle, each opponent has the same number of strokes, then clashes become instant death ending with a one-shot closest to the pin competition.
Golf Clash : Gameplay
In a very simple to learn format that is surprisingly well suited despite the norm of generic golf games, players use a modest positioning then drag and release technique to aim and control balls in this one hole winner takes all multiplayer PVP golf showdown! With set entry fees and prizes, players can easily pick their level of competition and risk as they strive to unlock new clubs and upgrade existing ones to gain that ever elusive edge over fellow golfers.
Features of Golf Clash
– Quick-fire 1v1 real-time gameplay.
– Revolutionary shot system that’s easy to learn but difficult to master.
– Thousands of live players online waiting to be challenged.
– Progress through more advanced tours as you “raise the stakes”.
– Earn promotion in weekly leagues to win club card bonuses.
– Compete against your friends via Facebook to earn the bragging rights.
– Unlock chests as you discover and upgrade to premium clubs and balls.
– Save and share replays of your jaw-dropping shots.
– Chat with opponents and send emojis mid-game and even mid-swing!
– Advance through challenging courses and weather conditions.
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Golf Clash
Control the Clubs!
Due to the pure nature of the game, each round / battle is extremely close right up until the end as a miracle shot from beyond the impossible can still win the match. Therefore, with evenly skilled opponents that are playing well against each other, the win will almost always come down to who has the more powerful and advanced clubs and balls.
Therefore it is imperative to constantly check and compare the stats of each club and upgrade as quickly as possible to always have the strongest playable clubs in your bag for at all times!
Balls on the other hand differ to clubs in that they are consumables that offer very powerful boosts to power, spin and wind resistance etc. yet unfortunately are a one use only item which means that they are extremely valuable and should be treasured until most needed.
Learn the Lay & Watch the Wind.
Before taking your shot it is very important to switch back and forth between the aerial view and shot view. This allows players to correctly aim for the most desired target as to set up their following shot. When doing so however, it is more important to pay attention to the lay of the land and the contours of hills rather than the direction of the wind. That said of course, as the courses become more and more difficult, wind strength increases and has a much greater effect on the balls mid-flight trajectory and as such needs to be taken more into account.
Prime Your Power!
Loading loading up a shot, players pull the ball back to determine the shots power. Hitting that ever succulent sweet spot right in the middle is shown by a glowing hue which indicates that players should then focus on the swing meter and aim for dead centre to hit that ‘perfect’ shot. It is not necessary however to always hit that ‘sweet spot’ as players can pull the ball far back to increase even more power! In doing so, the swing metre becomes much more uncontrollable and can easily end up in a ball veering far of course and out of bounds or into a bunker or behind a tree.
Therefore, considering the risk the gain of only a few additional yards is not usually worth it and as such, players should stick with the safe play and stay on the fairway. Nevertheless, there are times when it is necessary to power play over rivers and bunkers etc. so be sure to take your time when setting your position before taking your shot. Similarly, if it is unable to aim your ball further away from the pin than desired, simply pull the power back half way to prevent balls over-shooting their targets.
Making the most out of the spin feature is by far and away the best way players can make the most out of any match! Ball spins can be controlled by tapping on the ball in the upper right side of the screen and then by selecting either top spin or back spin. Top spin should always be using if shooting downhill on a drive or if there is strong oncoming headwind. Back spin is great for approach shots when wanting the ball to stop quickly without running too far. Thus backspin should always be played when aiming for a chip in or when trying to avoid bunkers or water hazards.
Ball control is not limited to only top and back spin however! If unwilling to invest in real life money to buy gems to in turn buy specialized balls, by mastering the timing of the swing meter players can purposely slice and hack the ball to cause it to curl mid-flight and as such players can skillfully maneuver around obstacles and land balls in the most desirable of locations.
Free Coins and Chests.
Similar to other arcade games like Uphill Rush etc. players earn chests for winning challenges and for regularly logging in. The problem is however that like most other chest reward games, there are a limited number of slots so be sure to time log in and unlock times accordingly, i.e. short less valuable chests whilst active and long-wait premium chests overnight etc… The same is true of taking advantage of watching in-game video advertisements which offer free coins.
Besides the timed free chests, the achievements list is the best way to earn free diamonds (premium currency) for free. Diamonds are the only way to purchase additional chests and new clubs without spending any real life currency, which means that if players have an abundance of trophies and coins and wanting to play the long game, then it is actually worth while playing a few rounds focusing only on completing achievements. The initial loss of coins and trophies will undoubtable hurt, yet the ability to purchase a sweet new club far earlier than normally possible will in fact make levelling up much quicker and easier.
Personal Impressions // Review of Golf Clash
The ease of controls is without a doubt the most appealing aspect to Golf Clash. The simple to learn yet intricate to master controls allow for instant and captivating enjoyment as well as providing long term playability. The one touch chat function is also great for adding a little empathy and connectivity to the competiveness of a strictly PVP game. Furthermore, the one hole round battles are great for play on the go as is the lack of any energy metre that restricts lengthy sessions.
One of only negatives to the game however is that it is a little too lenient and conversely harsh in some areas. For example, the matchmaking algorithm needs some fine tuning as players will often be matched with an opponent that has multiple times more trophies and stronger clubs. Secondly, it is frustrating that standard rules of golf are not observed! There should be at least a one shot penalty for an out of bounds shot, yet by not having such a penalty it is possible to have a well-played hole stolen by a fluke chip-in off a purposely out of bounds played ball. Finally, as fun as the game definitely is in the beginning, there is a slight repetitiveness to it and eventually turns into a pay-to-win situation. That said, it is fun for a while and as such scores three and a half stars out of five.
App Specifics for Golf Clash
2.0.7 (iOS) (Last Update Jun 27 2017) (as at the time of writing)
220.127.116.11.0 (Android) (Last Update July 04 2017) (as at the time of writing)
104 MB (iOS)
93.3 MB (Android)
5,000,000 – 10,000,000
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.1 and above.
Rated for 12+
English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese.
$0.99 ～ $159.99 N/A
Download Golf Clash
App Store : iOS
Google Play: Android
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