Links LS is the latest version of the classic Links golf game from access software. Some of the new features include a new terrain rendering engine, Modem and network play, 54-hole championship golf course, unlimited screen resolution, etc. Needless to say they have added tons of new features and add-ons. Also there are about a half dozen additional courses that you can play.
The game play in Links LS is very straightforward, and the interface is very straightforward and easy to understand and use. The swing is very easy as well, you click and hold and you release the mouse when you have applied enough power. You have the capability to tune your shot anyway that you would like, although you don't need to.
One thing that
I can say about Links LS Plus is that it is very thorough, it checks your system to
make sure that all of the application that you
currently have running will not interfere with
its execution. If for some reason the application
has terminated the next time that it is started,
it will give a list of suggestions, and an option
to run in Windows 95 mode or DOS mode. This is
one of the nice features of the program.
One of the features that is missing from Links LS is the course editor, all of the games that are coming out today have some way to create courses. It is unfortunate that Links LS does not have one, because the playing environment is so rich, that I would like to be able to build my own courses to share with my friends.
Links LS is a really great golf game - actually it is a really great game period. The problem is that you play a few games of Links LS and you think that you can go to a real course and play like Arnold Palmer -- which is not true.
Minimum System Requirements:
486 DX2 66 MHz CPU. (Not
compatible with NexGen or other CPUs without math
co-processor.) (Pentium 90 MHz CPU or faster is recommended)
12MB of RAM (16MB to run in a
window in Windows 95) (16+ MB Recommended)
Double-speed (2X) CD-ROM ) 4X (quad
speed) or higher CD-ROM recommended)
- OTHER: Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft DirectX3
- SOUND CARD: 8-bit sound card (16-bit recommended)
- VIDEO: 800x600 with 32k colors (1600x1200 64k colors)