Combining classic score-driven gameplay with next-generation physics, Dangerous Golf offers a unique blend of old and new ideas that have almost nothing to do with actual golf. At its core, you’ll spend most of your time guiding a flaming golf ball around in slow motion while smashing everything in the environment for points. Yes, it’s a simple concept but one that truly comes alive thanks to its robust physics engine and challenging gameplay.
Each level focuses on a single room littered with all manner of objects, gadgets and furniture. Objects placed throughout the level are each assigned pre-defined physics properties designed to enable some explosive situations. Realistic physics are nothing new, but the sheer number of objects present in any given scene combined with the complexity of the interactions is what comes to define this game.
Wood splinters, glass shatters, and cloth burns. It may not always behave realistically, but the results are always entertaining. You could, for instance, have a multi-layered serving cart with bottles of champagne stacked on top while a collection of fine china rests on the bottom shelf. Each of these items are stacked together until your flaming golf ball makes its way onto the cart. The direction and force of impact are taken into account in order to determine break points, reactions, and velocity. The resulting debris, then, can start a chain reaction with surrounding objects to further increase your score.