Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf

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Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Amiga, Atari ST
Publisher:
Sega Mega Drive
Sega
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Elite Systems
Developer:
Sound driver: early SMPS Z80 (banked)
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥6,0006,000 G-4014
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9959.99[4] 1203
Sega Mega Drive
US
(Classic)
$29.9529.95[5] 1203C
Sega Mega Drive
EU
1203
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[7][8] 1203
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?

















Commodore Amiga
UK
£? ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[9] ?




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Ozaki Naomichi no Super Masters (尾崎直道のスーパーマスターズ) is a 1989 golf game by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive and a sequel to Jumbo Ozaki Super Masters. When brought overseas, it was renamed Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf.

The game was ported to the Amiga and Atari ST by Motivetime and published by Elite Systems as Tournament Golf.

Gameplay

The game is a typical pseudo-3D golf game from the era. Use the D-pad to first select your club, then to aim your shot using the map on the left side of the screen. Hit A to initiate the swing. A meter with a blue bar and a green bar will appear on the top right corner of the screen. Hit A when the meter hits the desired point on the blue bar to determine the strength of the shot, then hit A again when the meter hits the desired point on the green bar to determine the height of the shot.

Should you go too high over par on any hole, the entire game ends and you must start again at the beginning.

Despite its Western name, the late Arnold Palmer does not appear in the game, save for a cameo on the title screen. While Western box art suggests the player is competing in the "Arnold Palmer Tournament" there is no reference to this in-game nor in the manual. The Japanese version devotes a section of its manual to Ozaki Naomichi but likewise, the golfer is largely absent from the game.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf
English (US) Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf
Japanese Ozaki Naomichi no Super Masters (尾崎直道のスーパーマスターズ)

Production credits

Japanese version

It's the only version to contain staff credits.

Main Staff
  • Psychic Coordinator: Mr.Decky
  • みえない てんし: Chiel
  • うるとら おちゃめな: Bo
  • しょうらい せかいを せいする おとこ: Ore
Sub Staff
  • げん: Gen
  • ミゾラン かげのプログラマー: Mizoran
  • サット マン: Sat Man
Assistant
Source: In-game credits(JP)[10]

Player name

One of eight preset names will briefly appear in the "player name" field during the attract mode demo. These names are actually references to the developers. The names are largely different between the Japanese and international versions of the game. Presented in order of appearance:

Ozaki Naomichi no Super Masters
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf


Magazine articles

Main article: Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Master System Mega Drive advert SE.jpg

SE advert

page=116

Print advert in Beep! MegaDrive (JP) #1989-09: "September 1989" (1989-XX-XX)

page=77

Mega Drive print advert in GamePro (US) #11: "June 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

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Print advert in Computer Games (GR) #3: "Ioúnios 1990" (1990-xx-xx)

page=27

Mega Drive print advert in Sega Visions (US) #1: "June/July 1990" (1990-xx-xx)
also published in:

page=15

Home computers print advert in ACE (UK) #37: "October 1990" (1990-09-xx)
also published in:

page=15

Home computers print advert in Power Play (DE) #1990-10: "10/90" (1990-09-14)

page=27

Home computers print advert in Megazone (AU) #10: "November 1990" (1990-11-xx)

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
70
[18]
Beep! MegaDrive (JP) NTSC-J
60
[19]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
85
[20]
The Complete Guide to Sega (UK)
85
[21]
Console XS (UK) PAL
82
[22]
Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide (UK)
72
[23]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
73
[24]
Joystick (FR)
91
[25]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
84
[26]
Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming (UK) PAL
84
[27]
Mega Drive Fan (JP) NTSC-J
72
[28]
Mega Action (UK)
84
[29]
MegaTech (UK)
85
[30]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
80
[31]
Mean Machines (UK)
83
[32]
Mean Machines Sega (UK)
85
[33]
Player One (FR)
70
[34]
Raze (UK) PAL
87
[35]
Sega Power (UK)
83
[8]
Sega Power (UK) PAL
50
[36]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
82
[37]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
81
[38]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
68
[39]
Video Games (DE)
70
[40]
Sega Mega Drive
78
Based on
24 reviews
Mega Drive, JP
APTG MD JP Box.jpg
Cover
APTournamentGolf MD JP CartTop.jpg
APTournamentGolf MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Supermasters md jp manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US
APTG MD US Box.jpg
Cover
APTG MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Aptg md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, US (Sega Classic)
APTG MD US Box Classic.jpg
Cover
APTG MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Aptg md us manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, EU
APTG MD EU Box.jpg
Cover
APTG MD EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
APTG MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)

Mega Drive, AU
APTG MD AU cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
ArnoldPalmer MD BR cover.jpg
Cover
APTG MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
APTG MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Amiga version

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Publication Version Score
CU Amiga (UK)
73
[41]
Commodore Amiga
73
Based on
1 review
Amiga, UK

Atari ST version

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Publication Version Score
Joystick (FR)
72
[42]
ST Action (UK)
80
[9]
Atari ST
76
Based on
2 reviews
Atari ST, UK
TournamentGolf AtariST UK Box Back.jpgNospine.pngTournamentGolf AtariST UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
TournamentGolf AtariST UK Disk1.jpg
Disk 1
TournamentGolf AtariST UK Disk2.jpg
Disk 2

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

TournamentGolf MT Cart.jpg
Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 35b995ef
MD5 c77d184d22c4e6a5a365e99a0721aebb
SHA-1 76ab194beafcf9e9d5bc40a8e70e2a01d7e42a5b
512kB 1989-06 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
1990-03-22 Page

References

  1. File:APTG MD JP Box.jpg
  2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/megadrive/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-07-20 09:51)
  3. Computer Entertainer, "December 1989" (US; 1989-12-18), page 14
  4. GamePro, "February 1990" (US; 19xx-xx-xx), page 52
  5. Sega Visions, "August/September 1992" (US; 1992-xx-xx), page 20
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mean Machines, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-12-xx), page 60
  7. Raze, "February 1991" (UK; 1990-12-20), page 61
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sega Power, "February 1991" (UK; 1991-01-03), page 24
  9. 9.0 9.1 File:STAction UK 34.pdf, page 62 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name ":File:STAction UK 34.pdf_p62" defined multiple times with different content
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6FVFiDcfJw
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 9
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "August 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 7
  13. GamePro, "July 1990" (US; 1990-xx-xx), page 61
  14. VideoGames & Computer Entertainment, "July 1990" (US; 1990-0x-xx), page 59
  15. Computer & Video Games, "October 1990" (UK; 1990-09-16), page 7
  16. ACE, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-xx), page 17
  17. Computer & Video Games, "November 1990" (UK; 1990-10-16), page 7
  18. Aktueller Software Markt, "Januar 1990" (DE; 1989-1x-xx), page 61
  19. Beep! MegaDrive, "February 1990" (JP; 1990-01-08), page 72
  20. Complete Guide to Consoles, "Volume IV" (UK; 1990-11-xx), page 26
  21. The Complete Guide to Sega, "" (UK; 1991-05-xx), page 44
  22. Console XS, "June/July 1992" (UK; 1992-04-23), page 127
  23. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 22
  24. Famitsu, "" (JP; 1989-xx-xx), page 1
  25. Joystick, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 116
  26. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "December 1992" (UK; 1992-xx-xx), page 78
  27. Sega Mega Drive Advanced Gaming, "January 1993" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 90
  28. Mega Drive Fan, "January 1990" (JP; 1989-12-08), page 73
  29. Mega Action, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 64
  30. MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 76
  31. Micromanía (segunda época), "Abril 1991" (ES; 1991-0x-xx), page 44
  32. Mean Machines, "December 1990" (UK; 1990-12-xx), page 58
  33. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1992" (UK; 1992-09-xx), page 137
  34. Player One, "Janvier 1991" (FR; 199x-xx-xx), page 52
  35. Raze, "February 1991" (UK; 1990-12-20), page 60
  36. Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 52
  37. Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 23
  38. Sega Pro, "April 1993" (UK; 1993-03-11), page 64
  39. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1995" (JP; 1995-08-08), page 87
  40. Video Games, "1/91" (DE; 1991-03-27), page 85
  41. CU Amiga, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-02-xx), page 72
  42. Joystick, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-0x-xx), page 174


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