Pebble Beach Golf Links (Saturn)

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Pebble Beach Golf Links
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Pebble Beach Company
Sound driver: SCSP (1 track)
Peripherals supported: 6Player
Genre: Sports[1][2]

















Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
JP
¥8,8008,800 GS-9006
Sega Rating: All Ages
Sega Saturn
US
$49.9949.99[4] 81101
ESRB: Kids to Adults
Sega Saturn
EU
MK81101-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
DE
MK81101-50
USK: 0
Sega Saturn
UK
£49.9949.99[7] MK81101-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Saturn
PL
169zł169
Sega Saturn
AU
FPEB00SSC

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Pebble Beach Golf Links, known as Pebble Beach Golf Links: Stadler ni Chousen (PEBBLE BEACH GOLF LINKS ~スタドラーに挑戦~) in Japan, is a Sega Saturn golf game developed by T&E Soft and published by Sega. First released in Japan in February 1995, it was brought to the United States later that May, and to Europe the following August. Set at the world-renowned Pebble Beach Golf Links golf course in Pebble Beach, California, the game boasts a three-dimensional engine, an upbeat jazzy soundtrack, and extensive full-motion videos starring professional golfer Craig Stadler.

Gameplay

While featuring a similar polygon rendering system as previous entries, the engine runs smoother than previous entries and features new course artwork, an overhauled user interface, digitized golfers and caddies, and full-motion videos. Stadler also appears before each of the course's 18 holes to offer detailed golf advice for how to best play that hole.

Legacy

A particular sound clip of Stadler asking "Think you can get it inside mine?" has become the star of community parody after appearing in episode 69 of popular YouTube show Game Sack. While the phrase is common golf terminology, and Stadler is simply taunting the player to surpass him, it nevertheless has continued to be used for humorous effect.

Production credits

  • Executive Producers: Toshiro Yokoyama, Eiji Yokoyama
  • Directed By: Eiji Kato
  • Maincode Programming: Eiji Kato
  • Director of Visual Effects: Toyokazu Hattori
  • Director of C.G.Modeling: Katsuhisa Ota
  • Sound Effects & Music Compose: Yumi Kinoshita
  • Visual Effects: Koichi Goto, Tomoko Suzuki
  • C.G.Modeling: Hideaki Shinmura
  • Assistant Programmers: Hiroatsu Kono, Katsuya Mizuta
©SEGA ENTERPRISES, LTD. 1995
©T&E SOFT,Inc. 1989,1995
All rights reserved.
Source:
In-game credits (JP)[8]
Source:
US manual[9]

Magazine articles

Main article: Pebble Beach Golf Links (Saturn)/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
CD Consoles (FR) NTSC
44
[10]
Digitiser (UK)
78
[11]
Electronic Entertainment (US) NTSC-U
75
[12]
Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) NTSC-U
70
[13]
Excalibur (CZ)
66
[14]
Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
68
[15]
Game Players (US) NTSC-U
72
[16]
GamePro (US) NTSC-U
78
[4]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) NTSC
53
[17]
Games World: The Magazine (UK) PAL
58
[18]
Joypad (FR)
72
[19]
Maximum (UK)
50
[20]
Mega Force (FR) PAL
86
[21]
Mega Fun (DE) PAL
75
[22]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) NTSC-J
88
[23]
Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
82
[24]
Player One (FR)
90
[25]
Saturn+ (UK) PAL
69
[26]
Sega Magazine (UK) PAL
79
[7]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-J
67
[27]
Sega Pro (UK) PAL
67
[28]
Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
84
[29]
Ultimate Future Games (UK)
77
[30]
VideoGames (US) NTSC-U
70
[31]
Sega Saturn
72
Based on
24 reviews

Pebble Beach Golf Links (Saturn)

Saturn, JP
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn JP Box Back.jpgPebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
Spinecard
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn JP Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, US
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn US Box Back.jpgPebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn US Disc.jpg
Disc
Pebblebeach sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
Saturn, DE
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn DE cover.jpg
Cover
Saturn, AU
PebbleBeachGolfLinks Saturn AU cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
423,945,648 CD-ROM (EU) MK81101-50 V0.001
Sega Saturn
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
428,616,720 1994-12-27 CD-ROM (JP) GS-9006 V1.000
Sega Saturn
 ?
CRC32
MD5
SHA-1
423,868,032 CD-ROM (US) 81101 V0.001

Track list

1. Data track
2. CD Warning message (0:06)
Running time: 0:06

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Saturn

References

  1. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/history/hard/segasaturn/software.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-30 22:53)
  2. Press release: 1995-05-19: Sega Saturn launch takes consumers and retailers by storm
  3. 4.0 4.1 GamePro, "August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 81
  4. Sega Magazine, "August 1995" (UK; 1995-07-13), page 31
  5. https://groups.google.com/g/rec.games.video.sega/c/M_4HOwFNAT4/m/IXqqmYjQSmAJ
  6. 7.0 7.1 Sega Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-13), page 60
  7. File:PebbleBeachGL_Saturn_JP_SSEnding.pdf
  8. File:Pebblebeach sat us manual.pdf, page 22
  9. CD Consoles, "Avril 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 84
  10. Digitiser (UK) (1995-08-25)
  11. Electronic Entertainment, "August 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 76
  12. Electronic Gaming Monthly, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 114
  13. Excalibur, "" (CZ; 1995-09-01), page 1
  14. Famitsu, "1995-02-17" (JP; 1995-02-03), page 1
  15. Game Players, "Vol. 8 No. 8 August 1995" (US; 1995-xx-xx), page 70
  16. Games World: The Magazine, "June 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 66
  17. Games World: The Magazine, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-xx-xx), page 69
  18. Joypad, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 47
  19. Maximum, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-09-01), page 146
  20. Mega Force, "Octobre 1995" (FR; 1995-xx-xx), page 100
  21. Mega Fun, "10/95" (DE; 1995-09-20), page 66
  22. Mean Machines Sega, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-03-28), page 60
  23. Mean Machines Sega, "October 1995" (UK; 1995-08-25), page 91
  24. Player One, "Juillet/Août 1995" (FR; 1995-0x-xx), page 66
  25. Saturn+, "Christmas 1995" (UK; 1995-12-14), page 58
  26. Sega Pro, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-04-13), page 68
  27. Sega Pro, "September 1995" (UK; 1995-08-10), page 52
  28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 12
  29. Ultimate Future Games, "May 1995" (UK; 1995-04-01), page 84
  30. VideoGames, "July 1995" (US; 1995-0x-xx), page 87