Nothing in life can strip a person down to a pile twitching nerves quite like mini golf can. With that I get to take a look at Neverputt for Nokia N900, an old skool mini golf game recently ported to the N900.
Neverputt is an offshoot of a similar game Neverball, and it’s just great to know that all of the frustrations of mini golf can now be put in your pocket!
Once I got around the style of play, and falling down quite a few holes, I did start to get the hang of it. I found that being able to use a stylus made the game much more enjoyable, being able to see the screen past my fingers is always a plus. The graphics are adequate for getting the job done, and it runs rather smoothly. There was minor frame rate dips on some levels that have a bit more detail, but nothing too serious.
There are options for turning down graphics detail, but messing with these only resulted in the game closing, and not yielding any other effect.
Still, the game plays well, and I found myself sinking a nice amount of time into it. With that though, it isn’t exactly my kind of game. I find it to be, just like mini golf, to be rather frustrating. Kind of like when you’re playing Mario Kart, in first place and get smashed with a damn spiny shell on the line, and come last… yeah… that kind of frustrated. My ball was off the course more then it was on, and I only found my score coming close to par a few times.
My own lack of skills aside, there isn’t anything wrong with a challenging game, and I’m overjoyed that there are still people working on ports for the N900. Really, I love you guys. Neverputt is just not the kind of game I get into… at least in Mario Kart, you can exact revenge on Princess Peach.