Title PGA European Tour (AGA) Game Type Sport Compatability AGA and ECS versions available Company Electronic Arts (1994) Players 1-4 Submission Angus Manwaring Profiled Reviewer Review I`m not an authority on either the game of golf, or computer simulations of the sport, so I can`t really compare and contrast too much in this review. I was, however, a moderate to big fan of the game Leaderboard, so I do atleast have that as a yardstick to measure PGA with. First of all though, what is PGA ET all about? Well, it`s another golf simulation, your viewpoint, as usual, is just behind the golfer that represents your good self, and you control your shot with the tried and tested three-click method: Click one starts your swing and the power bar begins to move along the gauge for a stronger stroke, your second click determines the power you want to use and reverses the power indicator`s movement causing it to rapidly move towards and past the 0% power position, and click three must be performed just as the power indicator moves through the 0% position (actually called the accuracy point), or the shot will be hooked or sliced depending on if your final click was premature or late. If that sounds complex blame me, it is simplicity itself to use and whoever devised the system, which seems to have been used in most golf sims, deserves a huge pat on the back. There are a couple of further wrinkles, by allowing the power bar to exceed 100% into the overswing area, you can achieve a more powerful stroke, but the price you pay is a greater degree of hook or slice if you miss the accuracy point on your final click. Further, on occasions when you might wish to intentionally hook or slice, perhaps to avoid a tree, rather than deliberately missing the accuracy point you can bring up the Draw and Fade meter and set that to your requirements. Now you can continue with your shot, hitting the accuracy point in the normal way, confident that the shot will conform to your wishes .....assuming of course you don't mess it up. In PGA ET there are an abundance of options for you to explore. You have Driving and Putting ranges, Tournament play, the Skins challenge where you play for money, Match play, and the Practice round. There are five courses in total, and there are some attractive features the game allows you to use. For example you can fly over the hole currently in play, giving you a better idea of the lay of the land, or in the hole browser mode you can actually position your viewpoint, from the air, moving around as you please. The only danger with this mode is that your opponent may well bore you to death while he painstakingly evaluates the options for his next shot. Seriously, this is a great multi-player, and if for example you were part of a broadminded foursome, (not that broadminded!!) you'd probably find that the game would go down very well even with NCGPs (Non Computer Game Players). It doesn't have to be at all fiddly you see, you obviously have the ability to choose which club you wish to use, but you`re presented with the most likely choice; ideal if you just want some quick entertainment without a lot of messing about. From what I can see PGA ET is basically an updated version of Leaderboard that is just as much fun, just as easy to play, but with tastier graphics, some nice enhancements, and the option of some extra depth. The sound may not be momentous, but it does the job very well, including the occasional chirp of a nearby bird, the sigh of sympathetic spectators as you just miss the hole, as well as the odd ditty of music. A very playable game then, possibly the best of it's type, and with sufficient appeal to be enjoyed by ......oh, almost anyone, I'd say.