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PGA European Tour technical data

Name PGA European Tour
System Genesis - Mega Drive
Year 1994
Developer Polygames
Genre Sports

The PGA European Tour is a golf video game released for the SEGA Mega Drive console in 1994. Developed and published by Electronic Arts, it is based on the annual series of tournaments on the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) circuit. Players can select from up to 18 golfers across multiple countries and must compete against computer-controlled rivals during their rounds of golf. The goal is to become the tournament champion and earn $10,000 in prize money as a reward for victory.

Players can select which course they will be playing on with each of them having its own unique terrain, landscaping and difficulty level. Once a course is chosen, players are required to complete 18 holes (or 9 in Simple Mode). During each hole players are presented with a top-down view of the landscape where they can get information about their current location and positioning relative to other player's scores. The main game navigation menu allows players to change their shot type (i.e. pitch shot, chip shot or putt); check out the scorecard for an overview of all players' score cards; save or quit their game; take part in special events such as foursomes or stroke play; or invest cash from winnings into various upgrades such as a caddy bag and additional long/short shots.

Game mechanics revolve around mindful management of each golfer's stamina bar (which depletes after every hit), strength bar (which needs time to rise back up before hitting more difficult shots), and directional arrows (which allow control over the power of any particular shot). Players also need to consider factors such as wind speed/direction, course weather conditions (rain, fog etc.), roughness levels in different portions of the map, elevation level changes and so forth when attempting to make successful shots that result in low collective scores.

Aside from the Tournament Mode which pits 18 elite PGA professionals against one another at St Andrews links course plus 2 other locations, there is also a Practice Mode available where either one or two players may practice without paying any fee costs while familiarizing themselves with courses they did not have access with Tournament Mode. Special Events mode allows up to four virtual golfers take part in friendly competition if purchased beforehand by investing earned money into attendance tickets and entry fees though this mode is locked until completion within Tournament Mode where prizes taken home may include new clubs & bags if invested properly afterwards into purchase within bonus store rewards Bonanza!

Officially licensed by PGA itself including all names & likenesses that set it apart from other multitude SEGA Genesis golf titles such as Jack Nicklaus Greatest 18 Holes Of Major Championship Golf & Arnold Palmer Tournament Golf which were not officially supported – PGA European Tour remains an iconic classic who introduced modern gaming elements that later found success within sports simulation offerings even years later!

Genesis - Mega Drive Sports games