Featured Android Game Review: Around the Rock Disc Golf Challenge [Sports]

I have to be honest with you, I never heard of disc golf before. I certainly have tried to play regular golf (with the little white ball) and never was all that great at it. I am not sure I would be much better at disc golf, but I can at least have some fun with it on my phone or tablet. In case you’ve been living under a rock (no pun intended) like me, disc golf it essentially golf, but players throw a disc rather than hit a ball with a club. Courses are similar to regular golf in that there are either 9 or 18 holes, but the “hole” isn’t a hole. it’s a basket. You want to get your disc in the basket with the least amount of throws.

Now that we got that out of the way, Around the Rock Disc Golf Challenge from Tibaloid is a complete disc golf game for Android. It will obviously be great for those that are fans of disc golf, but it also caters to those that really don’t know much about it since it’s easy to play. It features a practice mode, which gives you an idea of how to work the controls. In this mode, your job is to get Aces, which is the same as a hole in one for regular golf. If you don’t get an Ace, you can still score points based on how close you are to the basket.

After you’ve practiced a little you can go into tournament mode. In tournament mode, there are two courses, Floating Rock Park and Mystic Rock Park. For tournament play, you play the full 18 holes, but you can also just play the front 9 or the back 9 of either course for a little practice. You also have your choice of baskets, A (short), B (medium), or C (long).

Gameplay is really simple. You throw from a starting pad and you can swipe right or left on the pad to throw a hook shot. You also have a target that you can move around for the location you want the disc to go based on height and wind. Last but not least, there is the power meter, which you will set according to the distance to the basket. After you have everything set, you just swipe to throw. It really couldn’t be simpler. The graphics are also pretty cool because it features a real-time 3D physics engine.

Around the Rock Disc Golf Challenge costs $1.99. Check out my hands on video as well as Tibaloid’s demo video (based on an older version) and hit one of the download links to get started. Let me know what you think.

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About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.