Procedurally generated games are all the rage these days, and it’s a surprise that Triheart Studio and Yogscast Games came up with the idea of turning a sport into a deck building game. Here’s a look at Golfie’s first impressions and we’ll convince you why you should add this Early Access title to your gaming library.
Put cards on the table and you will have a great time playing this golf game even if you are not a hardcore fan of this sport. The last time I played a game of golf was when Pangya was still a thing in 2008.
Without further ado, let’s dive into what this game is all about.
How to play golfie
With thousands of random number generators to play from, Golfie brings a new take on the roguelike and deck building genre. Playing the early build of this game kept me hooked for hours. This is due to the challenging holes this game features.
At the beginning of the game you will be presented with a randomly generated map to explore. You also get a default set of cards, and Golfie will prompt you to make a random selection at the start of your run.
You will be given options like adding a random rare card to your deck, getting gold, replacing a card, etc.
Once you are in a hole you have a series of attempts to shoot the golf ball into the hole. If you exceed the limit you will lose health bars, represented by a battery in the top right corner.
Typically, you can play up to three cards in one shot (or turn). But you have to pay attention to the heat meter, as it can cause you to lose a life once you cross the threshold.
To hit the golf ball, all you have to do is click on the ball with the left mouse button and move it in the desired direction. The further away you are from the ball, the more power you generate. Don’t forget to equip your cards during your hit.
variety of cards
In Golfie you have a couple of interesting maps to play with. This includes out-of-this-world cards like magnetic field, teleportation, emergency parachute, etc. The card combinations in this game that you can think of are endless.
There are also crystals to discover during your course runs. Hitting blue crystals gives you an extra card, while pink crystals give you extra benefits. This can be something that restores health, gains extra cards during your turn, etc.
Occasionally you will come across machines in some holes where you can spend your gold coins to get some perks or new cards. Pay attention to the hole you pick on the map.
You will be rewarded with extra gold coins if you ever manage to complete a hole with fewer hits. Here are some examples below.
The game is over as soon as the battery power is exhausted. This can be caused by falling off the map, going over your heat meter, or finishing a hole past the hit requirement.
image & sound
Now let’s talk about the optics. Golfie reminds me of a popular Steam title called Golf with your Friends and I think the developers have done a good job giving the game another twist by adding the map aspect.
I could definitely see the impact Slay The Spire was having due to its similar implementation. We even recently reviewed another turn-based game called Oaken, which also shares similarities with Slay The Spire while adding a twist to the deck-building genre.
The team also thought of adding some unlockable customizations to the golf balls since they have a face.
You need to level up if you want to unlock some skins. Hopefully we can get them just by playing the game because the Battle Pass microtransactions are getting annoying these days.
The game’s soundtrack is also pretty decent. The music changes depending on the map environment. play on the beach? Expect the sound of festive steel drums. Hear the sound of somber music as you enter the castle dungeon maps. I love the attention to detail they put into here.
Despite its simple graphics, Golfie’s team managed to create a different approach to the sports and deck building genre. This can even lead to creating a new audience for the golf genre.
It’s also great that we can see the leaderboards, which give us a chance to get competitive and beat the scores of those who are at the top. We can generate your own seeds by typing anything – your name, a favorite song, whatever it is, there’s a seed for that.
Golfie is poised to explode in the near future, especially once they have released their multiplayer which I think will bring more people on board to play this underrated title.
We hope you enjoyed our first impression of Golfie. Feel free to buy or wishlist it on Steam and add it to your games collection.
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