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Game Review: Fable Coin Golf

April 1, 2011 No Comments

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I can just sit here and write “this game is amazing” and it would tie in into every characteristic of what a game is. Fable Coin Golf has jumped into the top of the mountainwhen it comes to Xbox Live games on Windows Phone 7.

Let’s just start off by saying that the visuals are just purely amazing. We have been waiting for a game to look this good on our WP7 devices.  Don’t get me wrong, games like Full House Poker and PES 2011 are great looking games. Ilomilo itself is a beautiful work of art. But Fable Coin Golf takes the prize as the sexiest, sharpest game of them all. The level of detail just makes it feel like you are playing an actual mini-game on Fable III for the Xbox 360.

Now that we have that out of the way I can tell you about the actual game. This game is like pinball meets golf and then they ran off and get married in one of the many beautiful towns in Fable III. You start of with your ‘Hero” which is basically a puck that you control how hard and what direction you hit it. Your goal in every level is to try to get your puck into the goal in the least amount of turns possible. In the way of that are many villains from the Fable world that act as bumpers – which also deduct from your total score when hit. There’s also a few ‘hazards’ like a few villains that you cannot get around and various ‘ponds’.

Also in the game are different power-ups that if you can slide your puck over – giving you a special power. For instance things like the ability to kill enemies, cut down trees and build bridges over water.

This game ties in perfectly with its big brother on the Xbox 360 (Fable III). Any gold coins you collect on your way to the goal on each level goes straight into your Fable III game. Every Chapter you pass gifts you a special item as well. Those little things make it a no-brainer for Fable fans but don’t shy off if you aren’t into the whole Fable theme or even if you don’t own an Xbox at all. This game would be fun for anyone with a pulse.

Only downsides to this game are the price $4.99 and the loading sometimes might take a bit longer than you would want (especially without your March Update). But when you look at how great this game looks and plays – it simply won’t matter.

Rating: ★★★★★

Game Info:

Fable: Coin Golf draws upon the wealth of traditional British pub games like Shove Ha’Penny, Bar Billiards, and Skittles, and combines them with elements from very popular modern puzzle games to create an addictive skill-based game that is entirely in keeping with the Fable pub game universe.

Played from an overhead perspective, your quest is to rid the land of evil and conquer each area by getting your Hero Puck into the Pillar of Light in as few shots as possible.

Obstacles, hazards, and pickups litter the way, challenging the player to think carefully about the route they take. The player’s aim is to take as few shots as possible, thereby earning large bonuses that affect the area score. Scores can also be increased by performing various feats around the table. Gold earned from these areas can be transferred to your Fable III Xbox 360 and Windows PC games.

The player must complete the area with a high enough score to earn a ‘bronze medal’ (the lowest score award) in order to progress to the next area.

Areas sometimes contain power-ups which are zones of the table that give the puck certain powers if run over. The powers include ‘Woodsman’s Axe’ which allows the puck to cut down trees and thus progress through forests, ‘Soldier’s Sword’ which allows the puck to kill enemies, and ‘Carpenter’s Hammer’ which lets the puck build bridges to cross rivers.

Loosely mimicking the story arc of Fable III, Coin Golf follows a rising Hero who travels the lands and defeats evil, clearing a path to unite Albion under one banner. The three chapters take place in different regions, and the art depicted in the table elements changes to reflect the varied landscapes of Albion. Each chapter comprises of fifteen areas, and completing a chapter unlocks an exclusive weapon in future Fable III Add-on content.

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