Greg Norman's Shark Attack!: The Ultimate Golf Simulator
The 3D golf simulator game released on Atari ST, Amigo, DOS and Commodore 64 in the year 1990, is named after, Greg Norman a world champion of the early 90s.
Greg Norman's Shark Attack!: The Ultimate Golf Simulator, is an amazing simulator for a game of golf. The graphics are excellent for a DOS game released in the early 90s, and the VFX and the background score tough minimal is effective. The weather, wind and ball effects; apart from making the game a level difficult adds to the simulation. To keep things simple, one can turn off the effects. The player can walk through the course lined with shady trees.
The player is welcomed in first person and is presented with a view of the course in vector based grid lines highlighting the terrain. One can select from the two courses from the main menu along with the 14 clubs from the collection of 17. The computer players have different skill levels based on 5 factors: Fitness, Stance, Grip, Swing and Experience. These computer players can be replaced by created players with set handicaps and up to 50 created players can be stored. The game allows four human or computer players to participate.
Once the player is ready, the whole hole can be viewed from a bird's eye view or can go to any spot and get a 3D view from that position. The background audio and VFX are soothing and adds to the simulation. Greg Norman's Shark Attack!: The Ultimate Golf Simulator, might have a handicap with only two courses to choose from but is nevertheless one of the most engaging golf simulation game on DOS.
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Gremlin was founded in 1984 by Ian Stewart, Sales and Marketing Director, and Kevin Norburn, the Financial Director. They originally opened a computer shop in Carver Street, Sheffield, called Just Micro. From there they branched out into a software house. Tony Crowther, already well known for a few Commodore programs was made a company director. Geoff Brown, of US Gold and who had just started Centresoft, was invited to become Managing Director.