When you think of golf, do you imagine a leisurely stroll along a lush fairway? Or do you picture lumberjacks with Viking helmets blasting fiery balls through twisting tunnels?
If it’s the latter, you’ve probably been playing Golf Blitz. And so have we, because it’s nonstop fun.
Made by the same Canadians who are behind the superb Super Stickman Golf series—and boasting courses that are just as weird and wild—Golf Blitz is an online four-player game. But there’s no time to carefully study your shots: You’ve got to sink your ball first to come out on top.
The controls couldn’t be simpler: Drag the big golf ball to set the arc of your shot, then release to swing. You can also tap to use game-changing power-ups, from the wickedly accurate Sniper Ball to the bubble-gummy Sticky Ball. Power-ups use energy, however. Deciding whether to take a regular shot or wait for your energy meter to build up enough to use a zippy Speed Ball is just one of the game’s tricky tactical choices.
The brief but thrilling matches happen in real time, and the balls often collide to create wild, unexpected results. Think you’ve got the perfect shot lined up? Just wait until it gets clipped out of the air by an opponent. Nothing’s quite as satisfying as blasting a putt that knocks an opponent’s ball off the green while sending yours rebounding into the cup.
Playing well earns you packs of cards—rip ’em open to earn cosmetic goodies like goofy costumes and hats (a ninja with antlers, maybe). Unlocking new gear levels up your golfer, which opens up even more madcap courses and power-ups.
Unlike a day at a fancy club, Golf Blitz is frantic, hilarious, and decidedly uncivilized. Give it a swing—Viking helmet optional.