For 23 years, the Japanese developer studio Clap Hanz was exclusively for PlayStation, especially with the Everybody’s Golfseries (only the first part was dated mario golf-Team Camelot). That partnership fell victim to an internal Sony reorganization a few years ago, after which the force emerged in Spring 2021 with a – unsurprisingly – golf game for Apple Arcade, which is now without warning and shutting down Easy Come Easy Golf renamed for the switch appeared.
The name says it all, because like the earlier Clap-Hanz titles, this sports fun is also easily accessible: Anyone who wants can swing the bat using the touchscreen or analog stick, nostalgics prefer the handy three-click control. The makers have also remained true to the style: the eleven varied 9-hole courses come up with bright colors and attractive surroundings, the characters in anime look are sympathetic and sometimes quite bizarre. The biggest innovation is the team concept: You don’t play with an athlete as usual, but switch from hole to hole as soon as you have recruited enough participants. In theory, individual strengths such as shooting distance or bunker talent can be used in a targeted manner, but in practice this is hardly noticeable and still plays largely as usual. Which doesn’t matter at all, because you can comfortably take care of leveling up the stars and the game modes from extensive careers to online tournaments.