June 27, 2016 · Type: News Event · Shihiko

Hello Everyone,

It’s been awhile since I logged into my own site, I guess things haven’t been that interesting for me to feel the need to make any posts about the New Minna no Golf. Well seems like lately there are some articles being written and they don’t seem to be planning to change the release date of being within this year… So maybe we will be seeing the New Minna no Golf this year on the PS4.

With news of a possible PS4 Neo, I feel that the game would likely run smoother on PS4 neo and with a possible integration of the PlayStation VR… since we know that is what happens to all Mingol games in the past few titles.

That said, Keith [Kdoll] has recently contacted me here and emailed me a copy of the latest article issue on Famitsu for the New Minna no Golf game.

Translation June 2016 Famitsu Article

I have translated it for those those who are interested in what the article contained though I didn’t bother translating the title text because the information explains the titles anyway, but I have also seen that PlayStation’s official Mingol website has been updated [with horrible coding for the parallax effect for some reason. Sony needs to hire better programmers.] So those articles I will probably be looking over again and posting a rough translation over the next few days or couple of weeks depending on my work schedule.

September 16, 2015 · Type: News Event · Shihiko

Hello Everyone,

Well this year will be interesting… Here right now a few days before public entry into Tokyo Game show 2015. We have received a new trailer, but things aren’t looking so Mingol as we are used to it seems.

Who likes the song used in the trailer? :P

I don’t know if they are mocking fans with that song… It doesn’t look like there will be anything actually playable at TGS this year. Also anyone else think the models look like the Microsoft Avatars?

Set to be released in 2016, game will feature creatable avatars and an open world. This is the same thing as what they mentioned last year before TGS… Still probably no prototype or game play trailer available to show us at TGS this year. With the daily Clap Hanz recruitment continuing on Twitter, it is hard to tell what the real story behind the up coming title is currently.

Source: Famitsu TGS New Mingol. PlayStation Japan

September 1, 2014 · Type: News Event · Shihiko

Hello Everyone,

Looks like they have announced pre-TGS that there is a New Mingol Project underway. More details will come when TGS begins, but the game probably will be something that comes around late next year. Knowing Claphanz they are pretty slow…

February 17, 2014 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

As population continues to dwindle in the Mingol world, patches of changes to the system seem to be more frequent. Not sure why they continue to beat the dead horse… You know what the answer is to this problem? Sure the game engine doesn’t foster skill and competition any more, but I bet if they grabbed a bunch of their old courses from old games, retouched them for the current game engine people would fork out cash for it in a heart beat.

Well onto the changes in the latest patch. I should probably download it so I can log online and chat with people… :P

Update 1.16

  • Daily Tournament History display has now been changed to a period of as far back as 1 year.
  • Number of Chip in Lobby Golf Balls obtainable from 18H regulation tournaments has been increased.
  • Grade 4 rank has been abolished. Upon entering lobby as G4 will promote you to G3.
  • Changes will be applied once you log into the lobby for the first time after the Feburary 17th Maintenance.
  • Bug Fixes.

Anyone ever get tired that they mention bug fixes in the update notes? It doesn’t mean anything to us if we don’t know which bugs were fixed right?

January 30, 2014 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

Nope still don’t feel it. Well at least this update is doing something to improve their new feature.

Update 1.15

  • Chip in Lobby Golf balls can now be obtained through Grade Free Tournaments.
  • Rare Character List changed to now display.
  • Fixed the Chip in Lobby Golf Ranking display bug.
  • Other bug fixes.

I haven’t been logging on so there is no details on the size of the patches which I usually list next to the update version.

January 16, 2014 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

So there will be a small Toro themed event for daily coming up. Since it features Toro to participate you would likely have to purchase Toro to play it… tough luck to the Asian version holders?

Date Tournament Course Regulation
January 21st 1st Day Arabian Ala Arabian 18H Toro Only
Big Cup
January 22nd 2nd Day Maple Maple Leaf 18H Back Tee Kuro Only
Tough Pin
January 23rd 3rd Day Kagura Kagurayama Country Club
9HOLE(OUT) Back Tee
Bunker +1
January 24th 4th Day Harvest Harvest Hills Golf Course
9HOLE(IN)
Good Weather
Strong Wind
January 25th 5th Day Legacy Legacy of Golf Links
9HOLE(IN) Back Tee
Unlimited Power
January 26th Final Day Provance La Provance 18H Toro Only
Hole Shuffle

Prizes included for participating for 2 days or more is a Toro T-Shirt Yellow lobby part and a Toro Flag accessory lobby part.

Participating for 5 days or more will net you a Toro Umbrella T-Shirt and Kamo the little duck lobby pet.

Source: 「みんなといっしょオープン」

January 16, 2014 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

So today there was an update that brings back the Lobby Golf feature by fixing a bug that was wrong with it during it’s original release late last year.

Due to the grief this may have caused for players they have included 20 free Lobby Golf balls for players who login between the 16th and the 20th of January 2014.

How does Lobby Golf work?

For starters it is a special lobby you can access by selecting the other club house. Each lobby on each floor appears to be a different course with it’s own score ranking board. You can quick view each ranking board from the floor by pressing square on the lobby.

Once you enter the lobby you will be introduced with some instructions. Summary of the instructions is basically how to operate the lobby and how it all works.

  • Number of balls is limited:
    Your balls are obtained from playing Real Tournaments, so for those who have been wondering what they have been accumulating at the end of their tournaments it is just extra balls to use for lobby golf.
  • Distance to chip results in more points:
    Just like normal chip-ins the distance is equal to the score you get for your chip in. There is no special shots as the chip-ins are just your basic roll and sinks.
  • Lobby Spells can be unlocked through playing Lobby Golf:
    However after closer inspection the spells are activated through chat commands. So if you cannot type Japanese it may not be possible to use them.
  • Controls are simple:
    First you need golf balls, next you can start from anywhere you want that isn’t unplayable space. Press confirm and it will go into swing mode.
    Most of it looks and feels the same as normal golf except that you’re basically playing with the Minna no Club deal where you don’t need to press impact.

Overall it’s a nice touch but not really adding to the game since they’ve destroyed any competitiveness the game ever had… I’ll update this post later with screens once I get my image processing done.

December 31, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

So it looks like they are doing the Christmas and new years thing again for those who have missed out on previous years.

New post under the latest news on the players information website mentions that due to the bugs experienced with the Chip in Lobby they are unable to bring it back for this year. Will have to wait until a later date for them to bring it back… Anyway the game has gone pretty sour now by the looks of things. If you just want a fun game go for it, but if you’re looking for competition you’re probably better off looking elsewhere.

I have a feeling they know it is pretty messed up now and just making it worse and milking it with whatever they can because the PS4 is out and any little bit of money they get will help fund the next game.

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Celebration~!

December 18, 2013 · Type: Mingol Event · Shihiko

Finally they make good use of the Lobby Characters… However I think it’s a limited time event too… Due to some error the emergency maintenance has had to take down the Lobby Golf feature. Those who were able to participate and learn some new spells can still use them for the meantime. :/

Also Toro and Kuro are coming with cosplay as new characters. Sold separately they are 500 JPY each, 400 JPY for the costume and the set including the costume for each of them is 600 JPY each.

Update 1.12 Details:

  • Rare Character Costumes Gashapon System Added.*
    *Requires PlayStation Store purchase of Tickets to use. Tickets are consumable items.
  • Chip-in Golf Lobby Opened.
  • Changes to Club House Lobby Names.

Update 1.13 Details:

  • Fixed Bugs.
  • Chip-in Golf Lobby Temporarily Closed.

Well that was a pretty big let down. So there are new player character costumes added but you need to use the ticket system to obtain them. Granted you could be lucky and get the costume you want off the bat so no need to spend too many tickets. However you only need like 15 tickets to collect all the costumes. The rare costumes apparently also increase the stats of the character. Though I have yet to test any of this due to it seems to be a huge mess. I’ll update the site when I can test out the Lobby Golf. Rare character costumes are not a limited time event, while the Lobby Golf system seems like it might be.

Lobby Golf event will be running from the 18th to the 22nd of December, but it looks like it isn’t running at all at the moment. :(

October 31, 2013 · Type: Shihiko Event · Shihiko

Hello Everyone, so the time has come for us to say goodbye to the most fun online service for the Everybody’s Golf series. I did say I would be streaming something for it so the plan is to get as many people into a Grade Free Tour and then do a few game rooms after. Preferably matches or strokes with the top 3 players of the Grade Free tour we play.

Not sure how to get the time right for everyone for this tour, but it is on Floor 7. GMT 0:00 AM [6:00PM CST 7:00PM EST 4:00PM PST]. It is Intermediate Euro Classic 18H Normal Timer and has players booked. The stream will be up at www.shihiko.me or USTREAM if you want to watch it.

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  • kdoll08 : Sure I could send the files to you. I don't know your email address anymore. Or follow me on Twitter and I could dm you
  • Shihiko : Could I get a copy of the original file?
  • Shihiko : I haven't logged in here since I last posted something...
  • Shihiko : At this rate, this better be on the PS4 Neo... :/ I guess you want me to write up a translation?
  • kdoll08 : «link»
  • kdoll08 : here is the link
  • kdoll08 : Hey Shihiko I have some screens from famitsu on the new game. I posted them at hotshotsgolf.com but none of us can translate them. Anyway you can take a look?
  • stormy : Also if anyone knows how to use characters with a natural draw or fade, help me out... You can message me on my PSN: Uiabird
  • stormy : And by the way I saw they added level six gear on HSG WI... I'll just relearn HSG Fore!... Darn DLC ruins everything!
  • stormy : That looks ok, save for evereyone being on the course at once... Seems like a frat party
  • Darkstar : I don't know if you still check this, Shihiko, but more info on the new HSG game today: «link» (along with an english trailer)
  • stormy : I actually beat it though, getting the credits was enough for me in WI so I ain't mad.
  • stormy : Been a bit since I posted here ha ha. I'm actually back to playing HSG Fore! because I am burnt out with HSG: WI. I accidentally cleared my original save data and don't feel like starting over ha ha.
  • kdoll08 : «link»
  • kdoll08 : Hey apparently the new game is going to be playable at PSX in December in San Fran. Here's the link if anyone is going.
  • pompom : «link»
  • pompom : * to roam
  • pompom : not too much to see, but it looks nice. glad they allow you toroam around again
  • Shihiko : It's been just over a year between my new post and last post...
  • Kodakliv : Wow still no information? Didn't they say new information this Spring?
  • Kodakliv : I do wonder when they will show off the PS4 HSG game? Maybe at E3?
  • kdoll08 : Hey Shi I know they said more info on the next Minna would be coming in the Spring but where would they be announcing it most likely? is there still a spring Tokyo Game Show?
  • Kodakliv : I finally became G2 in WI!
  • pompom : thank god for that you psycho, please dont hurt any children tonight
  • Kodakliv : So I see and I also see you hate me, so there's no point in explaining this anymore since your ignorant and only wanna hear what you wanna hear. So I take my leave.

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