Big Event Golf is a golf arcade game, that had been released by Taito America Corporation in 1986; it utilizes two Zilog Z80s running at 5 MHz, with a Motorola M68705 running at 2 MHz, and a General Instrument AY-3-8910 & OKI MSM-5232, both also running at 2 MHz, for sound. The player must use a trackball to take control of a brown-haired golfer wearing a red shirt, blue trousers and white shoes, with a single button to cycle through his clubs, on "expert" mode only - in "beginner" mode, the game automatically selects the clubs for the player like a caddy. Just like on any real golf course, there are eighteen holes; there is also sand traps, water hazards and blowing winds to watch out for. Inserting a single coin into the cabinet shall buy you the first three holes - and you will be able to play "bonus" holes for scoring a regular hole's par or under. After the ninth hole, the game will ask you if you want to continue, and play Holes 10-18; there is also a timer to ensure that you shall not hesitate in taking your shots, and if you should get twice the par for any hole you shall be forced to give it up. There is also a radar which shows the position of the player (and the path of his ball), for every hole - and the grain of the greens, along with the direction and speed of the wind, are also indicated on the screen.
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