Vertiginous Golf is a physics based first person exploratory mini golf game set in a steampunk alternative universe. You travel from a Victorian world of eternal rain to a sun-drenched realm high above the clouds known as the Vertiginousphere, where a game of equally challenging and relaxing mini-golf awaits you. Vertiginous Golf elevates mini golf to a more mature level than the typical casual and child-orientated mini golf games currently available.
The players navigation tools include a putter, chipping wedge, a set of cameras placed at strategic positions on the holes and a fully controllable first person mechanical humming bird that is used to help plan the player's route through the holes.
As an aid to aiming there is a rewind mechanism enabling the player to instantly undo or rewind a shot they're not happy with without losing a stroke. This comes at the cost of a losing a proportion of their "rewind power" based on the distance the ball has travelled, so the longer the player takes to decide to rewind the more "rewind power" they will use up. This power is recharged slowly when the player uses the putter, but not when using the pitching wedge, to encourage more use of the putter.
Another feature of the game is a long glowing trail the ball leaves behind, part aiming tool and part shot evaluation tool that helps navigation while leaving semi-permanent visual feedback as to the player's performance.
The holes are designed with a plethora of moving obstacles including: travelators, pipes, mini helicopters, platforms, spinners, blockers and bouncers along with a variety of contraptions that help and hinder the players progress through the holes.
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It is a good game with a very good concept and style. The controls could be better, sure, but the music and sounds are well designed, the interface is nice and clean, not interfering with graphics. The hummingbird and rewind features are good additions to the basic gameplay of minigolf. In fact, given the complexity of some of the holes, they're requirements. The availability of a wedge in addition to a putter is welcome, adding a level of strategy absent in other minigolf games. There are several ways to score a hole, however there are a limited amount of levels and didn't get boring quickly for me. The game is certainly frustrating, as there aren't only difficult holes, there are completely diabolical holes. The game is well put together, however there are still some bugs - but they prevent you from playing the game. The game is a 9/10 in golf games, but for the sake of rating it fairly, I decided to give it a 7.5/10, as that makes sense. The game is both worth your money and your time. (Also you can customise the color of your balls)
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