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 a laugh a minute.
Made by the same mad geniuses behind the Super Stickman Golf series – and boasting courses that are just as weird – Golf Blitz is an online, four-player dash to the hole. There’s no time to peruse the beverage cart here, you’ve got to sink your ball before your opponents to come out on top.
The controls couldn’t be simpler: drag the big golf ball on the screen to set the arc of your shot, then release to swing. If you want to use a power-up, from the wickedly accurate Sniper Ball to the bubblegum-like Sticky Ball, simply tap it before you take your shot.
The brief but thrilling matches happen in real time, and the balls often collide to create unexpected results. Think you’ve got the perfect shot lined up? Just wait until it gets clipped out of the air by an opponent. Oof.
Playing well earns packs of cards. Rip ’em open to earn cosmetic goodies like wacky costumes and hats – a ninja with antlers, maybe. Unlocking new gear levels up your golfer, which opens up even more bizarre courses and power-ups.
Unlike a day at a fancy club, Golf Blitz is frantic, hilarious and decidedly uncivilised. Give it a swing – Viking helmet optional.