The success of the Ukraine bundle is probably the single coolest thing I’ve seen develop on an internet community. Well done to everyone involved. But the games! There’s quite a few with recognition I’ve been wanting to play and hadn’t bought yet, but for my first game I took a shot on one I hadn’t heard of. I liked the game so well, that I thought if I could con you all into taking shots on games you’ve never heard of it might be a neat way to unearth a lot of good games.
Golf Peaks is a golf game in the sense that Kirby’s Dream Course is a golf game, except even less so. It’s a very pleasant, isometric puzzle game that uses golf iconography to easily communicate it’s play style. Each hole is a simple isometric tiled-puzzle and the player has to navigate the ball from it’s start tile to the tile the hole is on, given a limited set of predefined actions for the ball. The actions are cards that are spent upon use. Deciding the order and way in which to use the cards is the entire crux of the thing.
Everything about it is ultra quaint and cleanly designed. The atmospheric piano music, the satisfying clicks and whizzes of the menus. Give it a shot, especially if you’re on Android, this seems like the perfect phone game.