Post 9794

Everybody’s update, new online modes for Minna no Golf 5

By Spencer . February 3, 2008 . 3:27pm

February 7 marks an update for Minna no Golf 5. Clap Hanz is adding stroke play, a mode for four online golfers to chat and freely explore the course when they aren’t at tee. Match play is strictly a one on one match where players can toggle a number of rules. Sony Computer Entertainment America […]

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Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds finally arrives in March

By Spencer . January 23, 2008 . 8:16am

Sony really puts a lot of work into localizing the Minna no Golf games into Hot Shots Golf. On top of changing the text to English Clap Hanz usually makes character changes and creates new costumes for the Western version. Minna no Golf 5 came out in Japan last July, we’re getting it sometime in […]

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Hot Shots Golf 5 shoots for a March release

By Spencer . December 12, 2007 . 9:39am

Clap Hanz finished work on Minna no Golf 5 and released it in Japan last summer. On March 5, 2008 Sony Computer Entertainment is releasing it in North America. On the surface it seems like a cutesy golf game would be easy to localize, but Clap Hanz is altering the game for an international release. […]

Post 7987

Hands on Minna no Golf Portable 2

By Spencer . October 30, 2007 . 3:10pm

I grabbed a hold of the Minna no Golf Portable 2 demo just after someone put it down and before a Sony representative could wipe the screen clean for me. This was actually a good thing because I got to roam around the game before jumping into the single player mode.   I checked out […]

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Online play in the next Hot Shots Golf Portable

By Spencer . October 25, 2007 . 10:32am

At least in the eyes of Clap Hanz everybody still loves golf. On December 6, Minna no Golf Portable 2 is heading out from their studio to store shelves. It sticks to the same formula cute characters with huge heads and easy to learn, but hard to master controls.   The biggest selling point for […]

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Clap Hanz in defense of button controlled golf

By Spencer . September 21, 2007 . 7:10pm

It seems like every other cutesy golf game is jumping on the motion control bandwagon. We already have Wii Sports Golf and Super Swing Golf. This year Capcom announced We Love Golf and Tecmo has a sequel to Super Swing Golf. It’s not like the Sixaxis controller can’t be a home for a motion controlled […]

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Graphical glitches in Minna no Golf 5

By Spencer . August 1, 2007 . 11:49am

After all the hype around Lair and Heavenly Sword at E3 I was secretly hoping Sony would say something about Minna no Golf 5 (Hot Shots Golf 5). That didn’t happen, but Minna no Golf 5 made it to Japan last week with a spiffy bundle package and a handful of clipping bugs. These don’t […]

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