Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf

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

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.9559.95[2] T-119016
Sega Mega Drive
EU
T-119016-50
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£39.9939.99[5][6] T-119016-50
Sega Mega Drive
AU
FJAC02GMC

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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

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Print advert in (US) #44: "March 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (US) #48: "July 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[7]
  • (US) #14: "August/September 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[8]
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Print advert in (FR) #19: "Ete 1993" (1993-0x-xx)
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Print advert in (YU) #13: "Jul-Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • (YU) #130: "Jul/Avgust 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[9]
  • (YU) #132: "Septembar 1995" (1995-xx-xx)[10]
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Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 [11]
50 №12, p26/27
Sega Mega Drive
59
Based on
2 reviews
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
(RU)
50
[12]
(RU)
60
[13]
(US) NTSC-U
87
[14]
(UK)
42
[15]
(IT) PAL
67
[16]
(US) NTSC-U
75
[17]
(ES)
76
[18]
(UK) PAL
79
[3]
(UK) PAL
75
[19]
(FR)
60
[20]
(UK) PAL
53
[21]
(DE)
82
[22]
(UK) PAL
74
[6]
(UK) PAL
72
[23]
(UK) PAL
53
[24]
(RU)
67
[25]
(DE) PAL
84
[26]
Sega Mega Drive
68
Based on
17 reviews

Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf

Mega Drive, US
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Cart
Mega Drive, EU (UK/FR/DE Manual)
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Cover
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Manual
Mega Drive, EU (UK/ES/IT Manual)
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Mega Drive, AU

Technical information

Main article: Jack Nicklaus' Power Challenge Golf/Technical information.

References

  1. GamePro, "April 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 111
  2. GamePro, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 125
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mega, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-17), page 60
  4. Sega Pro, "July 1993" (UK; 1993-06-10), page 19
  5. Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 59
  6. 6.0 6.1 Sega Power, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-07-01), page 66
  7. GamePro, "July 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 131
  8. Sega Visions, "August/September 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 93
  9. Svet Kompjutera, "Jul/Avgust 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 2
  10. Svet Kompjutera, "Septembar 1995" (YU; 1995-xx-xx), page 32
  11. GamesMaster, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-09-10), page 88
  12. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 143
  13. 1700 igr dlya Sega, "" (RU; 2001-xx-xx), page 238
  14. Electronic Games (1992-1995), "June 1993" (US; 1993-05-11), page 54
  15. Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 59
  16. Game Power, "Novembre 1993" (IT; 1993-1x-xx), page 127
  17. GamePro, "August 1993" (US; 1993-xx-xx), page 124
  18. Hobby Consolas, "Agosto 1993" (ES; 1993-xx-xx), page 94
  19. Mega Action, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 19
  20. Mega Force, "Octobre 1993" (FR; 1993-10-08), page 120
  21. Mean Machines Sega, "August 1993" (UK; 1993-06-30), page 74
  22. Sega Magazin, "November/Dezember 1993" (DE; 1993-11-03), page 38
  23. Sega Pro, "September 1993" (UK; 1993-08-12), page 82
  24. Sega Force Mega, "October 1993" (UK; 1993-08-19), page 58
  25. Tricks 16 bit, "Tricks Sega Gold 800 igr" (RU; 1998-03-20), page 199
  26. Video Games, "8/93" (DE; 1993-07-28), page 88


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