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Golf Battle

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
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Mini-golf tries to appeal to all but hits sand traps.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

The game uses simple touch controls but some courses can be tricky to complete.

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Players can earn in-game currency by playing, watching ads, or buying packs of them with real money. This currency is then used to open chests that contain special clubs, balls, and holes.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Golf Battle is an arcade game for iOS and Android devices. As a virtual mini-golf game, this has no objectionable content. Players can earn coins and gems by playing, or can acquire them by watching ads or buying packs with real money. The gems and coins are then used to unlock chests which contain items as special balls, fancy new clubs, and even weird holes. Players can send messages to their competition at the end of a match, but only predetermined phrases and emojis. Read the developer's privacy policy for details on how your (or your kids') information is collected, used, and shared, and any choices you may have in the matter, and note that privacy policies and terms of service frequently change.

User Reviews

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Adult Written byJdjfireman December 2, 2018

Concerned

This game is good. I think they shouldn’t cheat as much as they do. They often place you last on the same number of hits even though you make the hole first.

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What's it about?

As a mini-golf arcade game, GOLF BATTLE doesn't have a story. You take your virtual steps onto a golf course, and play the same courses over and over until you level up enough to unlock the next one. Depending on how well you do, you earn coins or gems, which can be used to acquire new clubs, custom balls, and other items. Players can even take on other gamers in six player matches, where you can play a classic game of golf, or try to be the fastest to the hole in Rush mode.

Is it any good?

While purists will have issues with it, this mini-golf arcade game is almost as much fun as the real thing. In Golf Battle, you play mini-golf by using your finger to aim the ball and chose how hard to hit it. Played against other people online, "Classic Mode" has you trying to get your ball past all the jumps, turns, and moving barricades, and into the hole in fewer turns that your competition. But this also has a mode called "Rush," where the objective is to get the ball in the hole faster than your online rivals, no matter how many shots it takes. There's even a third mode, "Lucky Shot," where you take one shot in hopes of winning a prize, though you can only play this mode once a day. As much fun as all three may be, though, golf purists will have as many problems with this as, well, they do with mini-golf. Especially when they notice how inclined the ball is to fall into the hole when in real life, it would've popped out or sat on the edge. Meanwhile, mini-golf purists will take issue with how the courses don't have windmills or other cartoonish hazards, but do have such real golf-ish ones like sand traps. And everyone will probably get tired of how you progress very, very slowly. But if you're not such a stickler, and think it would be interesting to mix things up a bit, you'll have a swinging good time with Golf Battle.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about screen time. How do you give yourself a break from playing addictive games like Golf Battle that are designed to get you to play one more round over and over?

  • Does it make any sense to spend money on Golf Battle when it's just to avoid waiting for items that you can earn by playing the game multiple times?

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