Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf
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|Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf|
|System(s): Sega Mega Drive|
|Sound driver: Accolade sound driver|
|Number of players: 1|
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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.
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.
- Main article: Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf/Magazine articles.
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- GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 111
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- Sega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-xx-xx), page 66
- Mega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 60
- GamePro, "July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 131
- Sega Visions, "August/September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 93
- AS Magazin-Video Igrice, "Jul-Avgust 1995" (SCG; 1995-xx-xx), page 10
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- Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 74/75 (74)
- Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 58/59 (58)