August 14, 2022

Walkabout Mini Golf has taken players on chill golf adventures through some truly spectacular courses. While some DLC courses are rooted in ancient mythologies, like the Gardens of Babylon or Shangri-La, The Mighty Coconut’s started making courses with their origins in contemporary pop culture. That’s including the likes of Myst, as well as Walkabout’s latest outing: the world of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth.

Very few sports lend themselves as well to the medium of video games as golf does. Yes, there are a number of spectacular soccer, basketball, and baseball games, but golf, at its core, is all about hitting a ball into a hole. Anything can happen between the tee and the hole. Heck, you don’t even need a club for some golf games, let alone a ball (looking at you, What the Golf?).

Walkabout doesn’t go quite so far off the rails that it ditches the ball or the club, or even the green (usually), but it does go just off the walls enough to deliver something that’s equal parts approachable and creative. Walkabout’s latest DLC, based on the 1986 cult classic, will remind you just how good The Mighty Coconut is at designing mini golf courses.

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Starting the Labyrinth-inspired DLC, it’s hard not to be at least a little unsettled by the thoroughly surrealist atmosphere on display. Where other courses in Walkabout can still feel a bit strange given their sort of empty, lo-fi aesthetic, their music and generally bright color palette lend a sense of safety and familiarity. The Labyrinth DLC leans into the source material’s vaguely unsettling, bizarre vibe in the best ways possible.

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