When “Nintendo Switch Sports” first released in late April, it came with bowling, tennis, and chambara that players were familiar with from “Wii Sports” and introduced two new sports, soccer and badminton. But one iconic “Wii Sports” mode was missing in the Switch sequel: golf.
Nintendo promised golf would be added to “Switch Sports” in the fall as a free update, as they wanted more time to finish the mode. The wait finally ended on Nov. 28, and “Switch Sports” players can now play golf.
Golf features 21 holes from the original “Wii Sports,” with updated graphics, improved motion sensors, and a new twist added to the classic courses.
Like other sports, golf can be played alone, with friends and family in local co-op (up to four players), or online with strangers.
Playing in local co-op is similar to the 2006 title and a real game of golf. Players take turns trying to hit the ball, and whoever can get it into the hole in the least amount of strokes will get the best score. You can choose to play either a three-hole, nine-hole, or 18-hole game and can choose between two courses, or get a random mix of levels from each.
However, going into an online golf match is an entirely different experience. In the online mode, a group of eight players will participate in “survival golf,” where everyone is golfing simultaneously and must try to get as close to par as possible before the time limit runs out.
After each round, which consists of two holes, the best-performing players will move on, while the rest will be eliminated. Only three players will remain by the third and final round and play one more hole to declare a winner.
The golf update is pretty entertaining overall and is a welcome addition to “Switch Sports.”
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