Parents' Guide to

Clap Hanz Golf

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Family-friendly golf game is nearly a hole in one.

Game Apple Arcade 2021
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If you've ever played a round of the awesome Everybody's Golf for PlayStation, you now have a very similar experience on your favorite Apple devices. Clap Hanz Golf recreates this experience down to the cartoony graphics, zany characters, and upbeat music, although the primary difference is that it's a team golf game now. Loaded with modes (though its missing online multiplayer), this is a fun arcade game for newbie golf gamers and seasoned players alike. Once you master the swing, it's smooth sailing, and the tutorial layers on additional information for you over time, so that by the end of the first round or two, it'll become second nature. Interestingly, you can change up your golfers at any hole you like (so long as they're on your team, of course), and the way you recruit new teammates is by defeating them in tournaments that pop up. This adds a fun and challenging new gameplay element, since you don't just get a higher score when facing off against opponents but now can acquire golfers, too.

Novice players will likely spend a good chunk of their time in Tour Mode, as you can progress through an overhead map, tackle Match Plays and tournaments that appear, and grow your team. Score Attack, on the other hand, has you use one character to tackle 9 holes, with a goal to reach top score. Records are divided by course and character, and it's an ideal mode to practice in if Tour Mode has you stuck in a bunker. With local multiplayer, two to four players can wireless connect their devices and battle it out. One creates a room, sets the rules, and other(s) join it. While there are global challenges and leaderboards, it's too bad you can't play against others online. There are a couple of other minor issues, too, including some questionable A.I. with some of the players and a couple of glitchy bugs (most of which have ben squashed with a recent update), but overall, Clap Hanz Golf is almost a hole in one.

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