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April 29 2008
Everybody's Golf 2 - PSP Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer Anticipation Players Price
12/6/2008SonySonyClap Hanz1-16$49.95
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That's pretty close to the hole...
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Selecting the single player mode.

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Hey look, it's a nice shot!?
One of the biggest game franchises in Japan is Minna no Golf and while you may not have heard of that name, sales reach well into the millions and we're sure you'll know it by the American and/or European name. In America the series is known as Hot Shots Golf while in Europe and Australia it is Everybody's Golf. Now, almost three years after the release of the original game, Everybody's Golf the sequel (the rather unimaginatively named Everybody's Golf 2) is about to be released and with sales topping 1.35 million units for the first game around the globe there is a lot of hope that this sequel will also pull big numbers.

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Effects are pretty nice.
So what are the stats in this game? Well first of all the game include 12 courses to master - well above the six in the recent PS3 title, and also the original PSP game. These course will be based on various environments - desert locations, water surrounded courses and forests. Characters can be fully customised with 320 different options at your disposal. It will also be possible to upgrade your clubs and golf balls to execute more accurate shots, longer drives, tighter approach shots and perfect putts. As with previous games these upgrades and customisations will become unlocked as you progress through the game completing increasingly difficult challenges - we can only hope though that these challenges pose more of a challenge then those in the recent PS3 title which, for the most part, were a doddle.

Naturally multi-player is where golf games really take off in the fun factor, and developers Clap Hanz aren't going to disappoint PSP owners. Locally up to 8-players will be supported via Ad Hoc modes and will allow you to compete in head-to-head or tournament play. If that's not enough for you then the Infrastructure mode may keep you busy with the game supporting up to 16-players online.

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Watching a replay of your shot.
Graphically Everybody's Golf 2 looks quite superb. The characters are lively, the courses are detailed and there's a wide range of visual effects to give the game a bright and lively look including small explosions and large, bold lettering.

With plenty of additional content, and improved visuals Everybody's Golf 2 looks like a winner on the PSP. The recent PS3 title was an absolute blast and we really can't wait to get our hands on this title in mid-June. As an added bonus Sony are releasing the game at the bargain price of only $49.95.