Islands Mini-golf
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3D mini-golf game.   Shareware ($21.00)
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Islands Mini golfis a full-blown 3D game with a total of 54 colorful mini-golf holes, each located in a unique paradisiac tropical island. The game supports up to 4 simultaneous players (hot-seat) and an online score keeping system.
What's New
Version 1.5:
  • Fixed ball bug
  • Fixed crash on OsX 10.5
  • Added Brazilian Language
Requirements
Intel/PPC, G4 or better, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, 3D graphics card.



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Islands Mini-golf User Discussion (Write a Review)
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AppleCrypt Mods reviewed on 01 Feb 2007
this is a great game but with a serious 3hole limit on demo release. Plus there are some camera angles that are a little duff... overall pretty darn excellent game. Real good fun!
Buuuut 25smackers is far too much. Sorry 4/5 otherwise 5/5 with a more realistic price tag. Say, a tenner?
[Version 1.4.1]


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+1

moogle reviewed on 19 Apr 2006
Very fun little game. Good when you want a quick fix. Not $25 fun, however. The controls leave a lot to be desired.

Note that the download here is outdated. The developer's site hosts a Universal Binary.

Direct download link: http://www.danlabgames.com/download.php?id=islands&computer=mac
[Version 1.4]


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louzieann commented on 12 Apr 2006
Game is too expensive to register. I think it's a great game, but it's not worth $25.00.
[Version 1.4]


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+4
amcan12 commented on 11 Apr 2006
Too bad that it is not Intel compatible - game rocks on first generation iMac G5, but is slow with terrible graphic on MacBook Pro...
[Version 1.4]


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Anonymous reviewed on 09 Mar 2005
I'm not a pro gamer so maybe this isn't a good game at all ... but really, I just like it a lot! Very intuitive and simpel to begin with, but after some rounds you get hooked trying to come near the course par score ... because you know it is possible ... %@#&*% ... in the water again!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 31 Jan 2005
I agree with Ozzpot; there has been a disturbing absence of minigolf games for OS X. This nicely fills the void, with good graphics and an overall slick presentation. Controlling with a mouse needs a bit of work, though.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Dec 2004
A correction to the other comment about not being able to look around enough. The numeric keypad lets you change the view persepective and from one of the perspectives, you have full control of the current view by using the arrow keys. It is a little cumbersome, but it effectively lets you view and line up your shot.

It looks to be very entertaining and the quality is nice, but there's no way I'm going to drop that much cash for a registration when i can only play three levels that hardly have anything to them. Release a new demo version with a full round (18 holes) of varying degree and I might be inclined to buy it.

Also, the demo version won't allow you to do the training mode, which kind of sucks.
[Version 1.2]

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Anonymous commented on 01 Dec 2004
OK, you want to play almost a thrid of the game for free so you can decide if you are going to buy it. This is not realistic.
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Anonymous commented on 02 Dec 2004
I agree with the above that it might be a little unrealistic to ask for a full 18 holes. (Ignoring the fact that iD, who really got the shareware thing going in the first place very successfully with Wolf3D/Doom, gave the first episode out of three in the demo.) However I do think that the reviewer does have a point.

Personally I would prefer it if there were nine holes just from one course available, or, if the three courses needed to be represented, then perhaps three non-consecutive holes would be good, since then it would give a greater overview of what the holes are like. Look at something like Marble Blast 3D. Yes, they only give you a few levels, but they are across the difficulty spectrum to give an idea of what to expect.

As it is, I would prefer a better indication of the later levels before I parted with my money.
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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Dec 2004
$25? you've got to be kidding me...
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Dec 2004
Nice, but TOO HARD!!!
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 23 Jun 2004
It has a lot of potential, but the player is unable to adjust the camera angle very much, or look around the course at all before taking a shot (in order to get some idea of what is around the corner).

It would be nice if it would at least let you know which in direction to find the pin as the view will occasionally settle facing in the wrong direction. The multiple camera tracking of the ball is disorienting at best and the confusion is compounded as it continually breaks the plane.

Perhaps setting a standard camera height could be of benefit too, as often you will go from a worms eye view to a birds eye view in one shot something which almost never happens when playing real mini golf.


Overall it's playable and somewhat fun, but the camera movement is poor and it detracts from the "mini golf" experience. The course design is fun, but I was unable to play more than two holes without giving up out of frustration with poor visibility.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Anonymous commented on 20 Sep 2004
please read the doc !
you can press F1, F2, F3 and F4 to change camera view
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Macmanx had trouble on 03 Aug 2007
BUYER BEWARE: This game freezes on new MacBook Pros with nVidia Geforce 8600M GT graphics during the very first loading screens whenever "Edge Smoothing" is enabled. The developer appears to be ignoring my bug report, which I have submitted numerous times over the past month. As with any shareware application, try this game before you buy it.
[Version 1.4.1]

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Macmanx replied on 22 Jan 2008
Version 1.5 appears to have fixed the fore-mentioned problem. Thanks!
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Downloads:28,462
Version Downloads:9,084
Type:Games : Sports
License:Shareware
Date:11 Jan 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $21.00
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Islands Mini golfis a full-blown 3D game with a total of 54 colorful mini-golf holes, each located in a unique paradisiac tropical island. The game supports up to 4 simultaneous players (hot-seat) and an online score keeping system.


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