Crazy Mini Golf British Champion and World Crazy Golf Champion 2007 Chris Harding takes on developers in their own game

November 20, 2008

Crazy Mini Golf British Champion
and World Crazy Golf Champion 2007 Chris Harding takes on developers in their
own game…

“Kidz Sport Crazy Mini Golf”
Nintendo Wii

Crazy Mini Golf is more than just
seaside fun and games on a rainy day, it’s actually an international sport,
which we British excel at! Chris Harding – the current British Champion and 2007
World title holder – regularly tours the world with his putter in hand, taking
on all contenders. This week, he took time out of his busy schedule to visit the
Data Design Interactive development studio where he put his skills to the test
in a game of “Kidz Sports – Crazy Mini Golf”. “Kidz Sports – Crazy Mini Golf” is
available on Nintendo Wii.

QUOTE from Chris Harding

I knew from the start that quite
a lot was at stake, this was going to be a serious game. The lads had beer and
pizza on the table, and were egging each other on. It’s about reputations and I
wasn’t going to go down without a fight, and I have to say this is a brilliant
game – I had a fantastic time, I haven’t laughed so much in ages. True, this
doesn’t capture the feel of a real game where you have to put up with wind, rain
and sometimes snow, but there is (as in golf) serious science in this game;
positioning, speed and angle are all there, plus the most important part – the
fun…

Data Design Interactive – a
successful video games publisher and games developer, are pleased to announce
that the street date and price structure for their Nintendo Wii game entitled
‘Kidz Sports – Crazy Mini Golf’ to be released on their Popcorn Arcade label,
available in two format: standalone version 19,99 or bundle pack with putter
peripheral 24,99.

Kidz Sports – Crazy Mini Golf’
offers players 72 crazy holes set over 4 wacky courses… Have fun and a lot of
laughs creating customised Kidz Sports versions of you and your friends to play
in game as DDI roll out the first title using their all new ‘NuYu’ character
editor. In multiplayer modes your opponents will also appear in game and can
cheer or taunt your play on the green.

DDI also recognise that mini golfing
is fun and in case your non- golfing auntie also wants to play, `Kids Sports
Crazy Mini Golf` also has a simpler, arcade style fast-play mode. Play 9 or 18
holes, multiplayer with friends, or solo and try to beat your best, or the
world’s best scores for each hole. Lots of challenges and lots of fun.

Take your putting to the next level
with Kidz Sports: Crazy Mini Golf.

DDI’s brand new NuYu editor lets you
put yourself in the game by creating customisable characters that fit your
personality. You can then use those characters in compatible NuYu games and even
save them to your Wii Remote to take to a friend’s house.

About NuYu?

A NuYu (pronounced New-You) is a
customisable player character editor exclusive for the Popcorn Arcade Wii range.
NuYu’s are customisable and allow the user to capture a likeness, caricature or
personality of themselves and others.

After specifying a gender for the
NuYu, the user can alter the shape of the NuYu’s head, its eyes, hair, eyebrows,
nose, and mouth. In addition, the creator can give the NuYu glasses or facial
hair as he/she desires, or give the face wrinkles, makeup or rosey cheeks. You
can also add glasses and other fun accessories.

Many of the features can be
fine-tuned by adjusting their size, position, and rotation to the center of the
NuYu’s face. . NuYu’s are intended to be an extension of the player, and in
keeping with the Popcorn Arcade spirit of ‘Family Family Fun’, the user will be
able to use their NuYu’s in future Data Design titles for the Wii.