Physics games have always been both mind-boggling and fun and the same time, and Twilight Golf (by Howling Moon Software) is a great addition to the genre. The game is centered around a vague background story of how the sun forgot to rise, so you have to connect the ancient powerful orbs together to save the world. It has a nice amount of depth and provided me with quite a few hours of enjoyment. I’ve played a lot of both physics games and casual ones, and I have to say that Twilight Golf certainly stands at the top of the list. The beautiful backgrounds, art, nice lighting effects, easy controls, and fun levels are what makes Twilight Golf great.
The controls aren’t difficult at all; you tap the orb, drag to determine how far you want it to go, and a faint trajectory line appears. Release your finger and your orb will go flying. The line approximates the direction the orb will go in, and your objective is to get the shining orb to match with its darkened counterpart, which is usually all the way on the other side of the screen.
The game is played on a 2D plane and the lighting effects are very impressive. The dark atmosphere and flickering torches match well with the vague background story, and help the game have an eerie, ancient look.
The gameplay is where Twilight Golf soars above other casual games. There are thirty two levels, each with their own unique elements and obstacles. Among the numerous challenges you’ll find many things that influence the direction, gravity, and movement of your orb. There are orbs that generate a gravity field and force your orb to stick to it, other orbs that send your orb in a different direction, and assorted items that will hinder your movement such as falling rocks, pillars, and more. The goal of the game is to get your orb to its counterpart in as little an amount of strokes as possible, and needless to say, difficulty ramps up as you advance in the game. Surprisingly, the game was never so difficult that I got frustrated and decided to quit the game.
I didn’t have many problems with Twilight Golf, but I would like to see more content in the future; more obstacles and levels would be nice to have. I think it could benefit from an extra boost in longevity.
Overall, I have to say that Twilight Golf is something that you should buy. If you’re looking for something that will last you a good amount of time and isn’t too challenging or linear, then Twilight Golf is the game for you. I enjoyed the time I spent with it and it’s a worthy addition to my collection of casual games.