Turbo Golf Racing: A Turbocharged Fun Fusion of cars and golf balls.

Among the many videogame releases that come out each day, there are some concepts that just seem to work together seamlessly, even if they a...

Among the many videogame releases that come out each day, there are some concepts that just seem to work together seamlessly, even if they appear somewhat improbable at first glance. Enter Turbo Golf Racing, the brainchild of Hugecalf Studios, which brilliantly fuses the heart-pounding action of racing with the precision and strategy of golf. 

At first, one might be forgiven for raising an eyebrow, as the initial impression might evoke thoughts of Rocket League meeting the serene greens of Augusta. And how can that be any lasting fun, if fun at all. However, any skepticism about boring gameplay or concerns about it being a shallow carbon copy of Rocket League quickly dissipates once you get behind the wheel, or should I say, the "driver" (editor's note: dad pun warning).

The core premise of Turbo Golf Racing is elegantly simple: players pilot turbocharged cars in a frantic race to putt their ball into the finish flag. The game offers two key modes: Race and Golf. In Race mode, it's all about speed; players compete to putt their ball the quickest no matter how many times they hit the ball. Played mostly online with stranger or in a custom game with friends you play over 3 rounds on different maps to determine the winner. Each placement will offer a certain number of points that are all added up at the end of the 3 rounds to determine your placement.  Conversely, Golf mode shifts the focus to precision and finesse, where the winner is determined by the fewest shots, and each shot counts. There is a fun selection of starter cars and each car you can select handles the same so you can grab anyone that appeals to you the most and as you play the game you will unlock tons of new accessories to make it truly look like the ride of your dreams.

The customization options in Turbo Golf Racing are numerous with tons of unlockable within the standard game and more to purchase directly of via season pass. With over 500 cosmetic items available, you can truly make your ride your own, from car bodies to ball designs and everything in between. I am normally not always a fan of in game purchases, but 1) nothing seems pay to win and 2) the base game has a low enough entry point at just under $10 to not feel like you are being nickeled and dimed.

Another type of item to unlock are cores. Cores allow players to tailor their playstyle with unique combinations of power-ups, that add a layer of depth to the gameplay. Whether you prefer the precision of a Grapple Hook to drag you straight to your ball or the chaos of an Ice Lock freezing opponents' wheels and push them of the course, there's a core to suit every taste. 

What makes Turbo Golf Racing work mostly is the lightful chaos, especially in the racing mode. Despite the multiplayer nature of the game, players cannot collide with each other or their balls. However, this doesn't mean you won't be engaging in some form of sabotage. Oh no, far from it! Turbo Golf Racing introduces a plethora of pickups scattered throughout the maps, allowing players to shoot missiles, unleash shockwaves, or employ other nefarious tactics to hinder their opponents' progress. It's a wild ride filled with unexpected twists and turns, quite literally. 

Hugecalf Studios, deserves praise for their commitment to fun. Turbo Golf Racing is a testament to their philosophy of "Follow the fun," delivering an experience that is as addictive as it is exhilarating. And with support for solo Time Trials and Custom Games, there's always something new to explore across the game's 80+ levels spanning five distinct biomes. Another part of fun these days is being able to play with your friends no matter their system of choice (and sometimes it is not even their choice) and so they included cross platform play. You and your friends can party-up and play together across Xbox and Steam, regardless of platform. To make that work you just have to add ‘TGR Friends’ using a friend code from any platform and off you go.

In conclusion, Turbo Golf Racing ended up being a delightful surprise that manages to marry the unlikely duo of racing and golf to a Tee (editor's note this is your last dad pun warning) Its blend of fast-paced action, strategic gameplay, and whimsical chaos make it an absolute blast to play. So, if you're looking for a game that will keep you on the edge of your seat while simultaneously putting a smile on your face, look no further than Turbo Golf Racing.

Turbo Golf Racing is available on Steam, Xbox, Microsoft Store, and PlayStation 5 for the modest price of $9.99. For more information, you can visit Turbo Golf Racing's website and connect with them on social media via Twitter, Discord, TikTok, and YouTube.

Title:   Turbo Golf Racing
Publisher: Hugecalf Studios
Developer: Hugecalf Studios
PlatformSteam, Xbox (Game Pass),Microsoft Store (Game Pass), PlayStation 5
Release Date: 4th April 2024
Price: $9.99

About the writer: DadGeek (Rob) is the co-founder of GeeksVsGeeks. He is a product of the eighties and never let go of his geek interest and hobbies no matter how often someone told him to stop. His love for gaming and all things geeks has been part of his parenting style and permeates throughout the whole family. A family of Geeks vs Geeks 


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