Miniature golf was one of those popular pastimes that have since fallen by the wayside of video games and other non-real life social activities. You and your friends would take your putters and attempt to sink the many wacky courses layout out at your local fun land. The smell of the pond with its high chlorine content, and the silly props like miniature windmills or tunnels to transport your golfball. While these days miniature golf is a relic of the past, you can still enjoy the silly courses virtually with Pixel Juice’s new Egg Punch.
I don’t know exactly why it is called Egg Punch, but the premise is that an evil group of rabbits have stolen your coat of feathers and you, now adorned with an egg shell for modesty sake, must navigate the miniature golf-like levels to reach each rabbit hole. You will face many obstacles including doors that much be opened, rabbits that will bump you around, and of course plenty of tunnels. Each level gives you a score based on the number of hits its took to finish, and also for the number of feathers you collected along the way. The difficulty doesn’t really ramp up until much later, and I found myself burning through levels with silver and gold without much issue. For the gamer that must complete all the levels 100% there are a few levels that require perfect precision, which can be difficult with the controls at hand.
The score is measured in coins, which can be used to purchase different shell designs, as well as power-ups. The feathers allow you to advance to later levels, so some levels must be played multiple times to find all the feathers. There is also an IAP to get more coins, but in practice I found the game totally playable without them. The game is fast and responsive, even of older devices and the gameplay is varied enough to keep you interested. If you like casual games that maybe had a soft spot for the afternoons of the Miniature Golf and bumper boats for $10, then pick up Egg Punch for $.99 and I am sure you will have a blast.
We rate this app 4 out of 5 stars.