The sport of golf can be many things. It can also be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the form of What the Golf?, a quirky indie sports game that's finally making its handheld debut with a brand new mode on May 21.
What the Golf? was one of Apple Arcade's launch titles, where it stood out for its interesting approach to the question, "What is golf?" Through level after level it explores this concept, as a golf ball, golf player, car, house, and more are all flung towards the goal of a hole-in-one.
It's goofy fun, and the Nintendo Switch version has a new local two-player Party mode that's coming to Nintendo Switch first. Both players play the same course, trying to finish the same round. But of course, both play at the same time, leading to various physics-based antics and general golf chaos.
I played a demo of What the Golf? last year, and it sits comfortably in the pantheon of most easily GIFable games alongside the likes of Untitled Goose Game. With a local co-op mode to make things a little more interesting during the stay-at-home period we're in, I'm looking forward to diving back into existential golf chaos.
Developer Triband also included Switch-specific functionalities too, like touch-screen and gyro support for certain levels, as well as a few "surprises." Hopefully the surprise isn't lodging a Joy-Con directly in the center of my television.
Who knows? Maybe that unlocks the true secret of the sport. What the Golf? hits the Nintendo Switch on May 21.