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Game Giveaway of the day — Mini Golf

Mini Golf brings the challenges and thrills of the popular outdoor pastime to your computer. The goal is the same as the real-life version: drop the ball in the hole in the least number of hits. To do this in each of the more than 50 thrilling stages in the game, you'll have to drive the ball over hills, down drops and through traps and other ingenious obstacles.
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Mini Golf was available as a giveaway on March 8, 2007!

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Mini Golf brings the challenges and thrills of the popular outdoor pastime to your computer. The goal is the same as the real-life version: drop the ball in the hole in the least number of hits. To do this in each of the more than 50 thrilling stages in the game, you'll have to drive the ball over hills, down drops and through traps and other ingenious obstacles. You might get better as you go, though, since 3-D Mini Golf can improve your hand-eye coordination and sharpen your focus!

3-D Mini Golf offers two game modes: Court and Campaign. The object in the first is to complete the current hole within the set number of hits. If you exceed the limit, you'll lose and will be asked to try again. In the second mode, there's no limit to the number of times you can hit the ball, but if you swing your club too many times, you won't make it into the 3-D Mini Golf Hall of Fame. Competition will be fierce, too, as people of all ages will enjoy this realistic and easy-to-play rendition of one of the best casual sports ever invented!

System Requirements:

Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista, PentiumIII/Athlon 1GHz, 256Mb RAM, DirectX 8.0, 32 MB Video

Publisher:

Xing Interactive

Homepage:

http://www.robingames.com/games/mini-golf/

File Size:

10.7 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#112

I installed this on XP, but how can I uninstall it??

It's not in my Program list on the Start menu, or in Add/Remove in Control Panel, and it doesn't have "uninstall" in its folder in c:program files. Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Rogue  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#111

I tried everything I could think of and all I got was a BLACK screen. The music played fine but I was never able to get to the point where I could see anything. Even the splash screen was black! I even tried to get a copy from Robin's site and had the same problem. I suspect, since so many others had fun with it, that the System Requirement were not met by my system.

Reply   |   Comment by handicomp  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#110

Thanks! This golf game is great fun! Most of the other mini golf games have such boring graphics. But the pics in this game are great! it is also a challenge to get par on many of these holes. I'll be playing this for a long time to come! I only wish we were able to use the arrows keys to scan around the course and see it from a different angle.

Reply   |   Comment by Mary Jane  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#109

Wouldn't play - I posted the error message that came up (each time, though I installed it several times):
Won’t play - error message comes up.
Title:
Microsoft Visual C++ Library

Text:
Runtime Error!
Program C:\Program Files\MiniGolf\MiniGolf.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application’s support team for more information.

WHEN I UNINSTALLED IT ON THE 10TH, THE COMPANY ASKED FOR A REASON. SO I RE-INSTALLED IT ONE MORE TIME, AND SUDDENLY IT WORKED! NOW THAT IT'S NOT FREE, IT WORKS. I THINK THE COMPANY RIPPED US OFF!!

Reply   |   Comment by Nicole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#108

Have had a really enjoyable evening playing this. Great fun. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Timeball  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#107

Great game, lots of fun! Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by JIM  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#106

Nice game, nice graphics although hard to complete

Reply   |   Comment by Cameron  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#105

Looking at the screen shots, one would think that Robin Games Mini Golf would live up to it's billing but in the end it only turns out to be a 'very nearly' fun implementation of the mini golf genre, let down by the inability of the interface to arrange a camera angle to shoot from. Not quite believing what I was seeing I pressed every single key (and key combination) on my keyboard to correct this but wasn't allowed to change the angle. This, is really odd ... The sound effects are also poor considering that mini golf games are more akin to table pinball games than golf itself so perhaps Robingames.com may like to enhance the game by adding more exciting sound effects to the play when chipping or putting through the obstacles? All said, it's not too bad a game to play as it is but will leave you frustrated by the lack of camera angle management an relatively flat in terms of excitement. 5/10

Reply   |   Comment by Rich  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#104

quite a few bugs in this one (i.e. no desktop icon, inverted shadows, club moving under the surface and other stuff). I thought it was OK but my son liked it a lot. Also some of the levels were quite hard to get Par on esp. with the fixed camera angles.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake Birkett  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#103

I pray for a better camera. Many shots are unplayable due to it, not to mention the insanity of not being able to see the hole itself. Beyond that, it's a challenging game. Remember guys, z and x change your loft so you can almost drive the putt lol.

Reply   |   Comment by ybom  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#102

Wow, very fun and realistic! One of the best ever offered here.

1 thing could be better: after choosing the angle and power, instead of left-clicking to make the shot, we should actually make the shot by moving the mouse to hit the ball(I hope you understand what I mean).

If that were the case, then we wouldn't have to choose the power, only the angle. The power would be determined by the speed with which we hit the ball.

That's how shots are made in Virtual Pool. I think the same could be applied here.

Anyway, it's a relatively minor point for a great game!

Reply   |   Comment by zipzap  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#101

Thanks GOOTD. This game is sweet...a real keeper. The graphics are beautifully rendered. I reallly like the relaxed pace of the game. The only thing is that, just like in real mini-golf, I have a heck of a time trying to get that little ball into the hole. But that's just me. I'm having a real good time with this little gem!

Reply   |   Comment by Sue Ragan  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#100

well, it downloaded and installed fine. it seems to work...the graphics are fantastic! i am not good at this so, i dont know about too many levels yet ...its fun. thanks guys

Reply   |   Comment by laura sierra  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#99

I'm back again. I read from one of you about having a problem with the desktop Icon and so I reinstalled the game and this time I didn't install the desktop icon and Walla! no error message and it works fine now. Thanks for all the comments even the whiny ones. Keith

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Phelps  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#98

i could only play a few holes
is this game limited to the number of holes and it is not truly free?

Reply   |   Comment by wondering  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#97

Well I'm back and I did uninstall and reinstall and I still keep getting the error message and the program is getting installed. The gothd activater keeps saying it is activated and I only get the three first holes to work with. For the person that can't understand how hard it is to install one of these things. Well all I can say to you is please have patience with us cause it isn't as simple on our machines and if you read through all these comments you can see that a lot of us are having problems with this one. That is two days in a row this kind of stuff is happening just like the other player was saying. sorry to annoy anyone but these last programs were exactly what I was looking for. I really could have used the recorder. Thanks GGotd. YOu are doing great. We can't win them all now can we. Keith

Reply   |   Comment by Keith Phelps  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#96

I think the game is really beautiful, the detail is great and it looks very realistic. I have almost never had any problems with installing any of the GotD programs (except for the AVS programs like the one today).

However ... that problem with the camera angles is a PAIN! When you are golfing (mini or otherwise), you need to be able to aim at the hole and have it in proper perspective. Try playing pool but try to aim the cue ball while you are standing off to one side instead of looking straight down the pool cue and you'll understand what I mean. For the most part I like the program but the difficult makes it a bit trying after 5 or 6 holes.

Other than that, keep the good stuff coming! I have recommended GotD and GGotD to all my friends and have only heard great news from them all.

Reply   |   Comment by FDWojo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#95

This comment is for WHITE RABBIT AKA STEPHEN BROWN. Thank you for your suggestions on hyperballoid game. I downloaded both the free add ons and I just love them both. I will purchase others when I tire of these. You are always so helpful, and never condesending to those of us who are not as computer savy as others. Once again thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Kimberly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#94

looks great, thank you

Reply   |   Comment by q  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#93

Just for kicks, I tried running this using Wine on a linux box. To my amazement, it worked!

Pretty decent.

Reply   |   Comment by gotrootdude  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#92

I downloaded, activated, and installed game twice. Both times attempting to start game caused it to crash. It isn't Robin Games that is the problem as I've successfully used two previous giveaways. My computer meets requirements. Don't know what it is and at this point, don't care. Tomorrow is another day with another game offered.... :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Irish1952  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#91

This game could be really good if the viewpoint wasn't so bad. You can't tell where you are hitting the ball. Sometimes, you can't even see the hole, so you don't know where to TRY to hit it to.
For being a free game, I give it a 3 out of 10.
For being a minigolf game, I give it a 1 out of 10.

The minigolf game on my iPod is better than this!

Reply   |   Comment by JoeBlowe  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#90

Pretty cool game,I'd rate it a 6.

Reply   |   Comment by Brittny  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#89

I have downloaded a lot of programs from giveaway site and this is the first one I can't seem to run. It says it is missing a file and locks my computer to where I have to re-boot. I have tried on three seperate occasions to do this but the same thing each time

Reply   |   Comment by Robert  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#88

#48, #71 All of a sudden back to crashing. First program to fail to run on my computer.

Reply   |   Comment by MoThojr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

In reply to #40, It is the same game of the same mini-golf name. If you check the Alawar site, you will see the same Meridian’93 author credited.

Reply   |   Comment by LB  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

This game rocks!! It really makes up for yesterday's game. What a difference a day makes! I've never played mini golf before, so I have nothing to compare it to, but the graphics look pretty good and I'm having a great time trying to make par. Thanks GOTD, I'm so glad I came here today!
Yes, about the desktop icon, delete the one they give you and make one from the icon in the start menu or from the folder in your program files. It's simple enough to do.
Thanks again! BIG THUMBS UP!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Kim  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

Excellent graphics and smooth gameplay. Nice for relaxation after so many feverish Arkanoid battles! Thanks, all!

Reply   |   Comment by Crabby Gabby  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

A glass wine and "Game seeker's" review everyday
what more does a girl need

Reply   |   Comment by carole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

Ok I was user "not free" from just above.

After reading the comments here I went back to the opened zip file and reactivated the game then reinstalled it. I got the same free game give away pop up boxes saying the game had been activated, but this time the game has been installed and opens with no time limit.

Very cool, now I can give it a work out.

If anyone else had problems uninstall it and try again

Reply   |   Comment by reactivated  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

Great little freebie - it's definitely a keeper. Install and acivation went smoothly - as usual. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Zorath  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

Good game this, definetly worth the download. I found the music rather gruesome tho, but easy to replace manually. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by Sagosen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

Yay!! I haven't had a chance to play a full game yet but from what I saw is brilliant!! Thanks GOTD :))

Reply   |   Comment by Peta  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

I ran the activation key, just like the text file said. But I had a 60 min time limit. I had no problem with the game from yesterday.

I played the golf game before uninstalling it once the time limit was almost up. I agree with those who were talking about being able to change the angle you are looking at the screen would be a great aspect of teh program to work on, it looked great. Ther really was not enough time to really break down the program and see all aspects for comment.

Yesterdays game i have found a couple of little faults and I am making a list that I will send when I have tried all teh levels and given it a bit of a thrashing.

You really can not say much about a limited time program.

Reply   |   Comment by not free  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

OK....... re: my comment #73. works on XP not on VIsta. gets to Play screen and then goes blank.

Reply   |   Comment by CathyW  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

both my computers - Vista and XP say that the file is corrupted?..... NEVER had a problem before. Love this site anyway.

Cathy

Reply   |   Comment by CathyW  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Weird, I ran the activation program, installed the game and it's STILL a demo?? I can only play 4 holes from campaign 1, the rest is just not available. Weird stuff...!

Reply   |   Comment by Mini Golfer  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Great game--and thank you 'game seeker' #63 for added info--I was wondering why I wasn't getting any additional holes--I've got one I can't get par on yet!! LOL!!
This 3D kind of gives me a headache with the camera spinning around at times following the ball, but I think I'll get used to it. Price is nice! I really like this, I've played other mini-golf games that didn't have NEAR the graphics this one does and I enjoy it.

THANK YOU SO MUCH GGOTD AND MERIDIAN!!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Brandy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Just looking at this game, thought it would be a good giveaway. Thanks for the awesome games GOTD!!!

Reply   |   Comment by THX GOTD  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

Very nice, but you have to hit the ball like a golf game, or it will be impossible to reach the par.

Reply   |   Comment by Alexandro  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

thats not work on windows vista crash before opening

Reply   |   Comment by henry  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

#48 - Reinstalled and everything is now fine.

Reply   |   Comment by MoThojr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Fun golf game, nice change. Love this site, I've already bought two softwares because of the exposer. Hey the "Audio Recorder" is that the same as the "Audio Editor"? I downloaded that a few weeks ago.

Reply   |   Comment by Kevin Pardi  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

btw, i did run an activate first.

Reply   |   Comment by al t  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Great game! As some people have already said, the camera can be a bit troublesome at times, but not nearly enough to make it unplayable. The holes are generally interesting to play and the graphics are nice too. Overall, I give this two thumbs up. Thank you Meridian'93 and GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Christopher  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

where do i get a license number? If not, I only have 50mins left to play???

Reply   |   Comment by al t  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

#48 - I have the same crash when I try to run the program. Am removing and reinstalling.

Reply   |   Comment by MoThojr  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Won't play - error message comes up.
Title:
Microsoft Visual C++ Library

Text:
Runtime Error!
Program C:\Program Files\MiniGolf\MiniGolf.exe
This application has requested the Runtime to terminate it in an unusual way.
Please contact the application's support team for more information.

Reply   |   Comment by Nicole  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Are there only three holes available? That's all I can select in campaign 1. I have activated then installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Chuck  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

The only problem I noticed with this game is if you ask the installer to create a desktop icon, the icon doesn't point to the correct file to open the game. So if trying to open from a desktop icon and it doesn't work, try from the Start menu instead, just click the first listed item labeled "Mini Golf". If you didn't create Start menu items on installing then try Start>Run>then type in MiniGolf.exe and click OK, or create a desktop icon or Start menu item for that file. Anyone who can't run the game at all, or can't run any of the Robin games, likely has a computer with less than the required minimum 1GHz processor or doesn't have a graphics card that supports 3D.

This one's a slow and relaxing game, as expected for mini golf. Very nice and detailed 3D graphics, backgrounds look great too. The relaxing music they chose fits the game quite well, music and sounds volume are adjustable. Options allow full screen or windowed mode, camera angles show better on full screen. Game hints flash on a bar at screen bottom, if preferred that can be shut off in options. It allows several player profiles and remembers what level each has completed. That means a game can be closed and finished later without having to start at the very beginning again, always nice for any game!

It takes a little practice and patience to get accustomed to exactly how chosen angle and power of shots moves the ball. But the current level can also be restarted without going back to the beginning. If the player shoots too hard it's entirely possible for the ball to go flying off the green and into the background, just like in real mini golf. :) But there's no timer limit on levels so take all the time needed choosing angle and power. In each campaign the first three levels are open. After making par on the first of the three open levels more levels are unlocked. Open levels can be played in any order. There are no difficulty settings so par for each green cannot be adjusted for higher or lower player skill. Player is alerted if over par but allowed to continue, the only penalty is you don't open new levels. No timer and no "game over" so again it's quite relaxing, no pressure.

It plays very well once accustomed to the controls. Player-adjustable camera angles would have been nice, strange that's not an option. But their lack doesn't seem to affect play all that much since the viewing angle automatically changes with each shot. Occasionally the viewing angle is a little too far away, most of the time it's fine.

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