Parents' Guide to

Mini Golf King

By Erin Brereton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Iffy pay-to-play, poor controls don't add up to hole in one.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Fun and challenging

Great fun and you can win real prizes

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 18+

Totally CORRUPT. Meant to bilk you out of your money

I have PROOF once you start buying balls, tees, clubs. . .you will lose 78% of your games!! Before I bought stuff, I won 70% of my games

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Unclear whether personal information are shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (1 ):

This golf game app would be more entertaining to play if games moved faster, swings were more precise, and the focus wasn't on real cash. Mini Golf King's drag-and-release functionality is likened to playing pool, but unfortunately, it isn't quite as easy to perform; in fact, sometimes the ball moves in the opposite direction, even when the targeting arrow is pointed straight ahead. This can make the displayed angles during a swing feel useless; if the direction is off, the angles that are listed may be, too.

While the image of the ball swaying back and forth before coming to a complete stop is graphically elegant, you can't swing again until it's completely still. That slows down gameplay, which makes things less exciting -- and somewhat frustrating, since the rounds are timed. Worse, it can also take awhile for the app to find someone for you to play at times, which is just annoying. Finally. the pay-to-play option, which lets users upload and play for real money, is another big concern; while the developer says it isn't technically gambling because competitions are based on ability rather than chance, players are still heavily pushed to wager cash to play against other users on a regular basis. If you're looking for a mini golf game, look for a different course. Mini Golf King is just one big water hazard of gameplay.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: June 8, 2018
  • Category: Action Games
  • Publisher: Bluehole PNIX
  • Version: 3.03.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires Android 4.0.3 and up and iOS 8.0 or later.
  • Last updated: February 4, 2020

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