Teeing off with Table Mini Golf couldn’t be easier, and the game is cleverly structured to ensure your focus stays on the fun. Simply place your AR Cards on a flat surface, aim the PS Vita system’s rear camera at them and voila! A spectacular mini golf course materialises right there in front of you.
The bright, bouncy main menu gives instant access to a variety of game options as well as to the online leader boards, your personal stats and – best of all – a colourful clubhouse where you’ll soon be stacking up trophies. Before you do so, however, you’ll need to select one of the three wacky golfers on offer – a scowling pirate, sultry siren or brawny superhero.
The game boasts two themed 18-hole courses and it’s safe to say they’re more exciting than any mini golf course you’ve seen in real life. One has a haunted house vibe, brimming with cartoon ghouls and ghostly goings-on, while the other is inspired by Treasure Island-style tales of pirates. What’s more, new courses can be downloaded from PlayStation Store – so there’s always a fresh challenge ahead.
The in-game music, too, is perfectly tailored to the zany action, with organ swells and spooky bells to accompany your jaunt around the horror course and cheery jigs and shanties when you’re putting with the pirates. It all amounts to an inspired, playful take on mini golf that blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality – and one that’s sure to keep you swinging (and smiling) for a long time to come.