What is Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 09 Mobile Game all about?:
Tee It Up with Tiger Woods PGA TOURฎ 09. Play as Tiger and challenge other leading PGA TOUR pros with the most realistic championship golf experience on mobile! Create your own golfer, enter tournaments and show off your skills across legendary courses including Bay Hill and Wentworth. Bringing an unprecedented level of authenticity and game features, this is the must have golf game for both seasoned vets and first time players. Do you have what it takes to become a golfing legend?
SWINGAim your shot in AIM MODE by pressing the AIM MODE soft key. Use the D-pad or number keys to adjust your target. Taking wind, lie and power into account, adjust your swing to achieve the desired distance. To take shot, press the SHOT MODE soft key to open third-person Shot view. In the SHOT MODE, you may press the left and right keys to rotate the direction in which the golfer will shoot the ball. Hold the "OK' key to begin your backswing and release it to continue with your fore swing. You can also do backswing/follow-through using 7 and 3 keys for Draw and 9 and 1 keys for Fade. Using the directional keys will add spin to a ball in mid-flight.PUTTINGAdjust your target in AIM MODE using the D-pad or number keys taking into account the on-screen putting grid. The grid will display inclines in the green as different colors ranging from Red to Green. There will also be slope indicators which will move along the grid down the slope. GAME SCREENThe Heads Up Display (HUD) on the Game screen displays the following information:a) Wind wind direction and speed.b) Hole current hole number.c) Par par for current hole. d) Shot number shots golfer has taken.e) PIN distance of ball to PIN in a straight line (does not calculate distance around obstacles).f) Club selected club and range of club. g) Lie image of type of lie (sand, rough, fairway, etc.) Please note that the lie indicator also acts as the spin meter while the ball is mid-flight.VIEWSThe Game view has multiple views:a) AIM MODE overhead view of course where user can move cursor to aim shot. b) SHOT MODE third-person view behind golfer from where the user takes their shot. Also displays a mini map (scaled down overhead view of hole) where user can also aim shot. c) Ball in Flight after shot is taken, camera follows ball trajectory. d) Green Shot view while user aims shot, the camera goes to this third-person view where user aims and executes his/her putt.e) Hole Close-Up as ball rolls near hole the camera auto-cuts to a close-up of the hole.ControlsKey Context FunctionalityD-Left/4 AIM MODE Moves aim left.D-Right/6 AIM MODE Moves aim right.D-Up/2 AIM MODE Aims further.D-Down/8 AIM MODE Aims closer.1 AIM MODE Aims further and to the left.3 AIM MODE Aims further and to the right.7 AIM MODE Aims closer and to the left.9 AIM MODE Aims closer and to the right.Hold OK/5 SHOT MODE Perform a back swing.Release OK/5 SHOT MODE Follows through on current back swing.Hold 7 SHOT MODE Draw Back Swing.Hold 9 SHOT MODE Fade Back SwingD-Pad, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 BALL IN AIR Spin direction / Spin Power0 BALL IN AIR Resets spin direction / spin power.D=Left/4 PUTTING Aim LeftD-Right/6 PUTTING Aim RightD-Up/2 PUTTING Increases Putt distance.D-Down/8 PUTTING Decreases Putt distance.Hold OK/5 PUTTING Back swingRelease OK/5 PUTTING Follow through on current back swing.* PUTTING Hides golfer from view.# PUTTING Toggles the Putting Grid on/off7 PUTTING Closer Left.9 PUTTING Closer Right.1 PUTTING Further Left.3 PUTTING Further Right.D-Up/2 SHOT MODE Change clubsD-Down/8 SHOT MODE Change clubsAim/Shot Mode Soft Key IN GAME Change view typeD-Up/2 CREATE GOLFER Moves upward in the menu.D-Down/8 CREATE GOLFER Moves downward in the menu.D-Left/4 CREATE GOLFER Cycles Left in the menu.D-Right/6 CREATE GOLFER Cycles Right in the menu.OK / Apply Soft key CREATE GOLFER Applies all custom settings.Right Soft key / Clr IN GAME Pause Game.D-Up/2 STAT BOOST Moves up in the menu.D-Down/8 STAT BOOST Moves down in the menu.D-Left/4 STAT BOOST Moves left in the menu.D-Right/6 STAT BOOST Moves right in the menu.OK/5 STAT BOOST Submit information.Please Note: Controls may differ across handsets.Saving/LoadingGames are auto saved upon exiting the application. You may also save the game in the pause menu. A saved game maybe resumed from the main menu. Tips and Tricks Spin to your advantage - Don't forget to add spin to a ball in mid-air! It can be the difference between Par and Birdie. Plan it out - Don't just shoot blindly! Sometimes the indirect path to the hole is best. Keep clear visibility - Press the * to remove your golfer from the screen during tricky putts. Keep clear of traps - Try and stay on the fairway Your shots will be weaker from the rough.
This is a great golf game! It offers simple controls for amateurs, yet provides options during play for more experienced players and true-blue golf fans.
This game kept me occupied through all 18 holes the first time I played it. And I only spent 30 seconds or so reading about the controls; that's how easy it is to pick up!
One grouse I do have about this game is that I am unable to see the lie (terrain?) of the green when I am lining up for a shot to the green, or even when I am putting. But otherwise, if one wanted to play against woods and other legends, this would be my top recommendation.
I've been looking for a 'proper' golf game for the f480 for some time, so had no hesitation in buying this one when it became available.
- gameplay similar to larger format golf games
- it's not too easy (esp. In the higher difficulty modes)
- graphics are good (esp. Ball flying through the air)
- only 2 courses (i wouldn't mind, but the start-up sequence suggests there are many courses in the game)
- you can't give a player your name (minor point)
- many putts are impossible to hole when putting up-hill. This is because every green slopes upwards from front to back - if you land your ball below the hole, no matter whether you have perfect line and 100% power most times the ball won't reach the hole. The answer, of course, is to try to land the ball beyond the hole on each green (which makes the game slightly less fun).
Overall, this is a very good mobile golf game and well worth the money.
Ok - this is my experience on my se w890i.
I've bought quite a few golf games on mobile over the years, and I have an older version of this (maybe 07) on my ancient motorola v3x which I was always impressed by, but this game goes much further. Ea have taken advantage of the newer phone, and now we've got two complete 18 hole courses, full animation from behind the ball, and customisable golfers on top of what was already a fantastic game. This is the best mobile golf game I have ever seen, by miles!
The only things i'd want to change would stop if being tiger woods pga tour, but it might be a better game if you had to train or practice to get better attributes, but this is the only way I can think of to improve this fantastic title.
If you only buy one game, buy this one.