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Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf

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Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher:
Developer:
Sound driver: Accolade sound driver
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95More...[1] T-119016
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.99More...[3] T-119016-50
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F T-119016-50
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM ? T-119016-50
Sega Mega Drive
ES
?Ptas T-119016-50




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Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf is a golf game for the Sega Mega Drive. It is an entry in Accolade's Jack Nicklaus series of golf simulations.

Gameplay

Each entry in Accolade's Jack Nicklaus series between 1988 and 1993 offered often minor iterations on the previous game, and are all decendants of Jack Nicklaus' Greatest 18 Holes of Major Championship Golf for home computers. Power Challenge Golf is the last in the lineage (1997's Jack Nicklaus 4 running on an entirely different and more powerful game engine), and stems primarily from the 1992 IBM PC release of Jack Nicklaus Golf & Course Design: Signature Edition.

As a simulation with roots on home computers, Power Challenge Golf is a slow-paced, statistic-heavy interpretation of the sport, with no in-game music and limited sound effects.

History

Release

Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf was released right in the middle of the lawsuit between Sega and Accolade, and as such, initial US copies of the game were distributed without a license from Sega. After the lawsuit was dropped, US packaging would include a Sega Seal of Quality, but in the form of an added sticker. EU versions, released slightly later, would be distributed in redesigned packaging, complete with official Sega branding.

Magazine articles

Main article: Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

EGM US 044.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #44: "March 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:

MegaForce FR 19.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Mega Force (FR) #19: "Ete 1993" (1993-xx-xx)

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Print advert in Svet Kompjutera (SCG) #130: "Jul/Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • AS Magazin-Video Igrice (SCG) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)More...[7]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 More...[8]
68 №10, p88
50 №12, p26/27
79 №10, p60
75 №4, p19
53 More...[9]
74 №45, p66/67
72 №23, p82
53 More...[10]
Sega Mega Drive
67
Based on
9 reviews

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Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 5545e909
MD5 6d607c3e7b9ff4801d568763328613ce
SHA-1 8d7edfe87da732ecd9820a6afbb9c5700cce43b2
1MB 1993-04 Cartridge (US/EU)

References