Editors' reviewThis mini-golf simulator isn't necessarily intuitive to play, but it has its pluses. If you're feeling competitve, 3D Mini Golf lets you play in tournaments with 19 other computerized players, but you also can practice by playing a single course or random holes. At first, we couldn't figure out exactly how to increase the power of our shot, as doing so requires some mouse manipulation. Also, since this game lacks built-in help files, we had to go to its Program Files folder to figure it all out. The 3D graphics seem run-of-the-mill, though the bizarre, large-headed cartoon players add an element of zaniness. The game's feature set is pretty decent; the most notable customization option is a level editor that lets you design your own holes. Unfortunately, you cannot reconfigure the controls to find an easier arrangement. Some users may find the three-use trial a bit short as well. Still, if you're a fan of mini-golf games, it won't hurt you to try this one.
Grab your putter as you take on the weirdest and wackiest golf courses you've ever seen. Ramps, jumps, and a huge variety of obstacles stand between you hitting a birdie or par over a number of worldwide courses. In World Championship Mode, complete 180 holes--and win--to become the world champion. In Single Course, play up to 18 holes you create yourself in the editor. In Random Hole, practice without having to select a particular hole; the game will select from among the custom courses.