Galactic Gravity Golf
Galactic Gravity Golf Instructions
The control scheme of Galactic Gravity Golf is quite different from other golf games out there. If you have been used to the mouse when playing golf games, the control of this game, which relies on the arrow keys may take a while to get used to. Use your arrow keys for changing the angle of your shot (up and down arrow keys). The left and right cursor keys, on the other hand, are for tweaking the strength or power of your shot. Even the tiniest adjustments (like changing the power or angle) you make can significantly (either in a good or bad way) affect your shot. When you reach the later levels where the black hole is so far off from the starting point, you can pick up fuel and this allows you to temporarily control the speed and influence the direction of the ball by using the arrow keys. Ok, now that we are done with the controls, let's get on with the game...
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Galactic Gravity Golf Walkthrough
"The LAW of physics have been changed to protect the game play," Armegalo (creator of Galactic Gravity Golf). Yes, folks, you have read that right. This is one of those out-of-this-world golf games, and I mean that literally. No golf courses, no greens, puddles of water, mud, or bunkers - in Galactic Gravity Golf (or GGG for short), you will play the beloved game of Tiger Woods in outer space!
So how does gravity golf work in a nutshell? Apparently, gravity golf isn't as straightforward as your average golf. Instead of hitting that ball in a straight line, you need to use your skill and judgment to curl the ball around the planet (or planets when you get to the later stages) to reach the black hole.
Every shot you make can lead to any of the 2 results: (1) You land the ball on the black hole. (2) Your ball collides with a planet and you need to start all over again. It's not like regular golf where you hit the ball where it stopped. It's either you make it or you don't. Once you get it to the black hole, you move on to the next stage. You can take as many shots as you could... especially if it's just your first time playing the game. HOWEVER, keep in mind that every shot decreases the bonuses you get at the end.
If you want to increase the bonuses you get at the end of a hole, here are some things to watch out for: Freefall, Bounces, Wormhole, Planets Destroyed, Fuels collected and left, and those are just to name a few.
Some Reminders To Keep In Mind:
(1) If you have fuel in your tank (yes, your golf ball has a tank!), you better be ready. Always poise your hands on the cursor keys. With the fuel, you can control the speed and direction of your golf ball for a short period of time. If you can tell when you are about to collide with a planet and if you can control your golf ball well, you can easily avoid impending disaster.
(2) There are some shots that you need to go for, no matter how outrageous they may seem at first. True, it will take a couple of shots before you get it right... BUT they are all worth it. Why? Because chances are, it is the only shot that works in that level!
(3) If you destroy a planet, you will completely change the design of a level. If you make the same shot as if the planet was still there, you will have a different result. It can be good, or it can be bad. It depends where the planet exactly is.
For those of you who can't seem to understand the point why your ball isn't going in the right direction, don't fret. I was stuck EXACTLY in the same direction. The trick here is to shoot it over the planet. The gravity of the planet will kick in... forcing your ball to take a curved path, and it will launch it to the other side of the planet.
The further you go into the game, the better it gets. It's beefed up with a lot of bonuses, obstacles, planets, bombs, and those are just to name a few. And the very fact that you are playing golf in space with physics turned upside down is enough to lure me into it.
HOWEVER, while this is a very well composed flash game, there are some minor issues I would like to point out: (1) The background music sort of sucks, especially the drums and bass. I think it's not appropriate. (2) The website where you submit your score is no longer valid. (3) Some holes that are supposed to be hard, I got hole in ones. For the easier ones, I had a hard time dealing with it. I guess the latter is more of a personal issue than a game-related one.
Anyway, summing things up, Galactic Gravity Golf is a fine outer space-themed golf game that will surely keep you glued on your seats and monitor for hours. Trust me, I know.