Parents' Guide to

Vertiginous Golf

By Christy Matte, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Colorful, quirky golf puzzler has dark story, iffy controls.

Game Windows 2015
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Vertiginous Golf has a lot going for it. The holes are like works of art, and there's a silly fun in competing against friends with the odd assortment of "weapons." The story may be difficult to follow since it's told by different characters in a formal manner over dozens of individual broadcast points. Unfortunately, the controls may not feel intuitive (and may be nearly impossible for some kids), since some obstacles require frustratingly exact aim and power. It's possible to end up in locations you can't escape from, requiring that you restart the hole (while retaining the strokes you've already taken). In Story mode, you can easily miss a checkpoint that's nearly impossible to return to. You can keep playing, no matter how far over par you end up, and the creative holes are engaging so long as you have the patience to work through the challenges. The game editor is tricky to master, but the bonus is that there's a steady supply of community-created content to enjoy. With that and the various multiplayer options, there's a lot of replay value for those who enjoy this sort of quirky puzzle game.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Subjects: Math: geometry, Science: momentum, physics
  • Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: hypothesis-testing, solving puzzles, strategy, Creativity: developing novel solutions, making new creations
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Surprise Attack
  • Release date: May 21, 2015
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Topics: Magic and Fantasy
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Description
  • Last updated: August 24, 2016

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