Eagle Eye Golf
iPhone Game Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
Eagle Eye Golf, an app by Jeff Rush, is designed to provide iOS users with a “lifelike” way to challenge their golf scores at the convenience of their favorite iOS devices. Featuring both a driving range and a full 18-hole golf course, Eagle Eye Golf boasts of being a great game for golf enthusiasts.
As mentioned previously, Eagle Eye Golf features options for a virtual driving range and a virtual full 18-hole golf course. To play in either option, users can choose from a full set of golf clubs to drive, chip, and putt each ball exactly where they want it to go. A power meter on the side of the screen shows how far each hit should approximately go, and this grid is based on how a user taps/holds down a golf ball. Tapping on the ball multiple times in quick succession is all that is needed to do in order to “hit” the ball, but sometimes I felt like I experienced quite a bit of lag when attempting to hit it and such an issue may result in a user needing to “swing” several times before actually “hitting” the ball. In-game “winds” also need to be factored into each shot, as the power of these winds can easily direct your hits off course. Other features in Eagle Eye Golf include the option to submit your achievements to the Game Center in order to easily compare your skills with your friends’ statistics.
Appearance and Layout:
As its name suggests, players in this app are given an “eagle eye view” of the golf course. This overhead angle works well with showing players the complete layout of the course and really helps with the flow of the app. First time players are walked through the features of the game with pop-up instructional tabs and little hints throughout the game, and these bits of advice really help with understanding some of the basics of Eagle Eye Golf. Upon opening the app users are also greeted with a basic menu that directs them to the different options in the game (the golf course, the driving range, personal statistics, etc.). However, getting back to this home screen while playing a game was not as intuitive as it could be, and this little bit of a lack of navigational smoothness might be somewhat frustrating for some users.
Eagle Eye Golf costs $0.99 through the iTunes store. This relatively minimal price may seem like a good deal to some faithful golf enthusiasts, but the little bugs in the game (namely, the apparent lag that seemed to plagued several parts of the game) is really frustrating. Overall, While Eagle Eye Golf’s developers did a great job at putting together the various details necessary to create a lifelike 2-D golfing game, the delivery processing of these details could use a bit of repair before Eagle Eye Golf can really be rated a full five stars.
Eagle Eye Golf iPhone app requires iOS 4.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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