Your Neo Turf Masters tee time is June 30th
DotEmu has made a name for itself by releasing modern versions classic video games, and this time they turn their attention to golf. Seems appropriate for the season, at least her PAG country where golf is relegated to pretty much just four or five months a year.
But no matter! On June 30th, DotEmu will release NeoGeo’s Neo Turf Masters for iOS and Android.
The update is officially licensed from Japanese video game maker SNK Playmore.
Originally released in 1996, “NEO TURF MASTERS” (also known as “BIG TOURNAMENT GOLF” in Japan) is an arcade classic that touched an entire generation. Competing as one of six golfers of different skills and nationalities on different courses worldwide, players choose their club, analyze the wind direction, and find the best path to finishing each hole in as few shots as possible.
My interest in golf pretty much ended in college when my head RA stole my clubs and I realized I simply didn’t care, but I still enjoy a good golf sim (my brother and I still hold the occasional tournament on Intellivision’s Chip Shot Super Pro Golf). I never played the original Neo Turf Masters, but DotEmu promises the game brings “… big-time pleasure to die-hard golf fans and casual players alike.” And, of course, the newly ported version will be updated with friendly touch controls.
DotEmu doesn’t have any details up at press time, but if you’d like to check out their catalog of classic game updates, head over to www.dotemu.com. Otherwise, you’ve got a little over a month to practice your swing.