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IntelliGolf » Usability Conclusion
would have loved to have taken IntelliGolf out on the course with my buddies,
but alas, that was not meant to be! Instead, I did the next best
thing, and played a round of Mario Golf
for the Nintendo 64 while scoring
with IntelliGolf. Not as much excercise, but a good test of the module's
abilities nonetheless. When entering your score for each hole, the
minimum information you enter is the number of strokes and the number of
putts. Tap on the box below the flag to enter additional information,
such as if you hit out of a sand trap or received any penalty strokes.
On the main scoring screen, no Graffiti writing is necessary unless it
took more than 9 strokes to sink the ball (in which case you're probably
should spend your money on lessons instead of IntelliGolf). Tap the
buttons to move among the holes. While this method allows you to
enter your scores fairly quickly, it could still be simplified further
if you could tap an up/down button to increase the number of strokes as
you wer moving through the hole instead of waiting till the end of the
you're done playing, you can tap your name to view your scorecard and statistics;
from that, you can find out how well you played and what you could improve
upon. As you can see in the screenshot, the scorecard highlights
your birdies and lists your number of putts. At the bottom of the
scorecard are tabs to show your Totals and Averages. The Totals
screen shows how many eagles, birdies, etc. you shot, how well you putted,
and a few other statistics with their percentages. There are also bar graphs
so you can quickly see at a glance what you need to improve upon.
My Mario Golf game could stand to
see some better putting.
screen shows your averages, so you can see if you shoot better on par 3's
or par 5's. If you entered distance information you can get your
averages here as well.
All of the information can also be
entered into the
IntelliGolf desktop software.
Here you can view any of the statistics from the module as well as your
historical record. Whenever you HotSync, the data from your Visor
gets transfered to the deskop, and you can decide whether to keep the info
on the Visor or not so you can save space. You can manually enter
new course data into the desktop software or download courses from IntelliGolf's