Fans of arcade style golf games may soon have another game to play as Summoners War publisher Com2uS is preparing a closed beta test for the brightly colored Birdie Crush.
The upcoming golf game will is built around a head-to-head Match Mode that pits two players against each other in quick one hole matches.
While quick head-to-head golf games like Golf Clash and Mini Golf King have found an audience on mobile, Birdie Crush looks to offer gamers a different experience. Unlike most games outside of the Japan exclusive Everybody’s Golf (みんゴル), Birdie Crush puts a heavy emphasis on having vibrant and customizable characters. Players are able to use their basic and premium currency to upgrade not just their equipment, but also on new outfits, hairstyles, and helpful animal caddies.
The beta test is scheduled to start in approximately three weeks and will be exclusive to Android devices. Users that pre-register for the test will receive an extra caddie and gems during the closed beta, and those who invite other users can receive some extra rewards. Pre-registration for the beta is available on the game’s beta test website.
Users that participate in the beta test will be able to participate in the game’s closed beta event, giving them the potential to receive some rare items when the game launches. By participating in the Beta Test Mission Achievement Event players will be able to unlock a Beta Test Exclusive Uniform, and those that get to platinum grade in match mode will receive a limited edition 5 star caddie bag. These items will be distributed when the game officially launches.
Update: As with other Com2uS and Gamevil beta tests, user progress will be reset after the conclusion of the closed beta test. Everyone will start fresh when the game officially launches, with gamers who have completed the beta events getting a few extra rewards.
This is not the first golf game from Com2uS, the South Korean developer and publisher is also responsible for Golf Star, a game that has been live for more than 5 years. While the two games fall into the same genre, Golf Star has a more realistic approach to the game of golf than Birdie Crush. This is particularly clear when looking at the game’s realistic character models and comparing them to Birdie Crush’s anime style golfers.
Birdie Crush will be free and contain in app purchases.