PGA Golo Golf Dice Review
- Excellent port of a table-top game.
- Direct online portal.
- A game of luck and chance without alternative gameplay.
Those that are already making use of PGA.com's online portal will probably find this iPhone app invaluable, but it's also great for those looking for a fun table-top game that can be played with friends when you're out and about.
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PGA Golo Golf Dice is the iPhone's portal to PGA.com's online version of the table-top dice game of the same name. For a game that relies on something as simple as rolling dice it's a remarkably complex game of luck and strategy.
There's little to the controls with the dice being shaken each round or rolled out at the touch of a button. The interface serves more as a method of tracking your progress, so there's little room for complexity here.
Despite only being a game played with dice, Pick Up and Play have gone to the effort of including some cheesy and fun animations often tied to the success or failure of your rolls that round. There is a small learning curve in learning the basics, identifying good rolls and bad, but ultimately it's a game of luck.
For a game that's easily played on a table-top or even subscribed to online, there's something fun about using the iPhone instead. You can tie your performance directly to your online account, keeping statistics, but that will serve fans of Golo more than the casual player.
DescriptionNow you can play the best-selling, world famous clubhouse dice game on your iPhone.
Golfers and non-golfers alike find PGA.com’s GOLO easy to learn, quick to play, and incredibly addicting (you’ve been warned…). And you can play a round of 18 holes in just a couple of minutes! But just like real golf there is pressure, decision-making, and the pure joy of going “LO!”
• LIVE Peer-to-Peer Gaming Functionality: Challenge your buddies or other players from around the world whether they’re on their iPhone or PC.
• Play solo or against the computer
• Keep track of wins and losses against your competitors
• Establish a monthly and annual GOLO handicap
• Take pride in posting your displayed GWR (GOLO Worldwide Ranking)
• Play tournaments and win prizes (Coming soon!)
This newly released application is a virtual re-creation of the classic table-top dice game that has sold over 500,000 copies worldwide; making it the best selling golf game of all time!
The nine dice represent the first nine holes of an eighteen hole match. All eighteen holes are Par 3’s, Par 4’s, or Par 5’s. The dice feature eagles, birdies, pars, bogeys, and the dreaded “others” that go as high as quintuple bogeys.
With the distinctive Challenge a Buddy feature, users can play a friend iPhone-to-iPhone as well as iPhone-to-PC. So Challenges aren’t limited to users with iPhone/iPod Touch devices. Simply sign up for an account directly through PGA.com to play the online version.
HISTORY OF GOLO
GOLO was invented by a PGA professional, Patrick Shea, in the summer of 1998. Shea soon began selling the games to golf shops out of the back of his car. Since then over half a million games have been sold in stores such as Target, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Kmart and ToysRUs.
PGA.com is the official online destination for the Professional Golfers' Association of America. PGA.com serves as the home to numerous tournaments including the PGA Championship, PGA Grand Slam of Golf, The Ryder Cup, and The Open Championship. To learn more about Golo go to www.pga.com/play/games/GoLo/