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  • Summary: No understanding of golf is required – just grab your Joy-Con controllers and conquer the mountain peaks by making your way to the hole, however not in the usual skill-shot based style. Instead, plan your strategy and use action cards to move the ball! Solve over 100 enjoyable yetNo understanding of golf is required – just grab your Joy-Con controllers and conquer the mountain peaks by making your way to the hole, however not in the usual skill-shot based style. Instead, plan your strategy and use action cards to move the ball! Solve over 100 enjoyable yet challenging puzzles accompanied by relaxing music and minimalist, eye-pleasing graphics and conquer the summits. Golf Peaks is a relaxing puzzler where you climb mountains by playing golf. The title uniquely combines puzzle mechanics with an easy-to-learn card-based movement system, providing the player with numerous action cards. Each card moves the ball in a different way and at varying distances. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Mar 14, 2019
    100
    Golf Peaks is a great use of the idea of golf, with rule modifications that make it less a score-conscious sports simulation and instead an amazing puzzle game. I had a great time with it for the few hours that it took to get through all the puzzles, enjoying the challenge and calming ambience of it all. It’s an excellent idea, executed well, and it was a joy to play it on the go while sitting at a bar or something. You don’t have to be a golf fan to enjoy Golf Peaks, and the puzzles are engaging up through the end.
  2. Mar 19, 2019
    90
    Golf Peaks supplies several hours of engaging brain twists that are both fun and relaxing to take part in. Its simplistic design and wonderful control scheme makes it a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch's "on-the-go" philosophy.
  3. Apr 30, 2019
    85
    Golf Peaks is small in stature, easy to grasp, and quite elegant in design — so in essence, it’s the perfect puzzle game to play on the Switch, and it’s one that I recommend without hesitation.
  4. Mar 14, 2019
    80
    Golf Peaks is a great little experience for a couple of hours, think of it as like a movie or book you read, enjoy and maybe pick up another time in the future. Once you've nailed the mechanics of the game (which they introduce so well), you'll breeze through the game in no time at all. A great chill out game.
  5. Mar 17, 2019
    75
    $5 for a solid puzzle game with an interesting spin on golf is hardly what I'd call a bad deal. Unless you simply do not enjoy puzzle games, you're bound to have some degree of fun with Golf Peaks. Being a fan of golf will help, but anyone with a penchant for working through various puzzles will have a good time here.
  6. Mar 19, 2019
    71
    Although Golf Peaks could have benefited from there being more content included, it's still a solid puzzler that is more than worth the cost of admission. Its delightful presentation, calming presence and pick-up appeal make it perfect to take on the go.
  7. Apr 5, 2019
    60
    If it weren't for its reliance on trial and error, Golf Peaks would be a top-notch puzzle game but it's still definitely worth checking out.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jan 25, 2020
    10
    Great game. Purchased several months ago and just now best. Very relaxing. You can take your time testing out combos, and not having to startGreat game. Purchased several months ago and just now best. Very relaxing. You can take your time testing out combos, and not having to start over from scratch is incredibly helpful. Highly recommend got anyone that enjoys low pressure puzzles Expand
  2. Jul 22, 2019
    9
    A very nice and chill puzzle game with a great minimalist art and music. it's short (about three hours) but totally worth it.
  3. Jun 17, 2020
    9
    If you are into puzzlegames and see this one on sale, don't hesistate. The game will introduce you to new mechanics progressively, which addsIf you are into puzzlegames and see this one on sale, don't hesistate. The game will introduce you to new mechanics progressively, which adds a really nice feeling of progression and curiosity. Expand
  4. Mar 24, 2019
    7
    Golf Peaks is a cute little game that takes a different approach to the mini golf genre. The game constantly throws new mechanics at theGolf Peaks is a cute little game that takes a different approach to the mini golf genre. The game constantly throws new mechanics at the player, making the game deeper every world, but it never uses all the mechanics at the same time which I think would have been a perfect st up for a last and more challenging world with bigger levels.

    The game is very short, two hours if you do everything, maybe two and a half if you get stuck a lot. It feels like there is a lot of missed potential because there are no huge levels with 10+ moves, the most moves you have is maybe 7-8. And as I said before, they never really use all of the mechanics at the same time in a level which I feel would have been cool.

    A cross over between mini golf and puzzles, buy it if you're into that kind of stuff.
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  5. Apr 9, 2019
    7
    Nice chilled puzzler. You know a game is good when the only complaint is that you want more of it.

    Recommended.
  6. Apr 11, 2019
    6
    Gold Peaks is a relaxing puzzle game that never really goes beyond the basics. You get 109 puzzles/holes (1 in the credits) to play through.Gold Peaks is a relaxing puzzle game that never really goes beyond the basics. You get 109 puzzles/holes (1 in the credits) to play through.

    Pros:
    - Great interface
    - Innovative puzzler in the way it mixes with golf

    Cons:
    - When solving a puzzle it felt more brute force then me being smart
    - Never really challenges
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  7. Oct 30, 2019
    6
    Golf peaks is a minimalistic puzzle where you guide a ball to a goal over a three-dimensional grid, combining a limited number of predefinedGolf peaks is a minimalistic puzzle where you guide a ball to a goal over a three-dimensional grid, combining a limited number of predefined moves. The environment becomes more and more complex over the course of the game, with grid cells that stop the ball, destroy it, or make it slide to another cell.

    Golf Peaks is mostly easy, with simple puzzles that you can tackle at your own pace, maybe resorting to trial and error for the less obvious solutions. However, the last few levels can be pretty though, and it's possible to get stuck and fail to see a solution that's right there under your nose. The increased difficulty makes solving those later levels pretty satisfying, making up for the mostly forgettable early and mid-game levels.

    The problem with Golf Peaks is that it clearly shows its mobile origin. It's shallow and simplistic, and it seems strictly targeted at casual gamers. You can solve most of the 121 levels in less than a minute, and only in the last couple of worlds does the game offer a significant challenge. Differently from other mobile-born puzzles, however, Golf Peaks isn't a regrettable purchase. It does what it says on the label: it keeps you busy for the time it lasts, with simple neat graphics and decent puzzles.
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