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Mini Golf Madness

It's all fun and wacky Pogo treats in Mini Golf Madness!

Love playing Mini Golf games? Want to practice your putting skills while having fun online? Try to make Birdies or even Holes in One when you play this new online Sports Game of skill and challenges — Mini Golf Madness! Take it to the hole!


Mad Challenges:
Enjoy multiple 18-hole courses of this wacky Mini Golf game, with exciting powerups, 5 exclusive rank badges, and unique course badges for each course.

Endless Variety:
Play a new, randomly populated course every week, and keep coming back for entirely new courses, too!

Relaxing Fun:
Play relaxed in this no time limit, online Sports Game of Mini Golf.

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The basic goal in all Mini Golf games is to sink the ball into the cup in the fewest shots possible, and Mini Golf Madness is no exception to that rule. The fewer shots it takes to sink the ball, the better your score and the more Tokens you'll win.

Unlike most other Pogo games, Mini Golf Madness features a menu system that allows you to choose which course you'd like to play.

There are two kinds of courses:
- "Standard" Pogo courses: These courses are always available, and the list will grow over time. There will be a total of four courses available to start (including one Club Pogo-exclusive course), but new courses will be added over time, so keep coming back to look for more new holes to play! Club Pogo members will have access to more exclusive Mini Golf Madness courses over time.

- "Weekly" courses: As you might expect from the name, these courses are generated every week by randomly pulling holes from the current "Standard" courses. That means you'll see holes you've already played before but in an entirely different order than you're used to, making for a whole new game experience! Weekly courses will be available for several months before being cleared from the list.

You can see how difficult a course is in one of two ways - either by reading the course description, or by looking at the icon to the right of the course name. A bronze ball represents an easy course, a silver ball represents a medium course, and a gold ball represents a hard course.

Once you've selected the course you want to play, you can choose from 3 different options: Front 9, Back 9, or Full Course. Playing the front or back 9 is good for practicing and honing your Mini Golf game skills, but you won't get a Jackpot Spin unless you play through a full 18-hole course. Some future courses may only have 9 holes - in that case only the Full Course button will be available.

So before you can shoot the ball, you have to place the ball on the tee. When you start a new hole, the game will give you some information about new elements you haven't seen before. After clearing out these dialogs, you'll have the opportunity to place the ball anywhere on the tee. Of course, before you decide where to tee up, you might want to know more about the hole - like the best path to approach from.

The camera starts zoomed as far from the hole as possible, but you can zoom into the hole to focus down on whatever details you find most important. There are a few ways to do this using the Zoom Meter, which is located on the golf bag in the lower-right corner of the screen. You can either click the +/- signs at the top and bottom of the bar, grab and drag the Zoom slider, or click anywhere along the Zoom bar to instantly move to that zoom level. You can also roll the mouse wheel to quickly and easily adjust the zoom level. Clicking the mouse wheel button will return the camera to the most zoomed out view.

The interface for shooting the ball in Mini Golf Madness is fairly simple - move the aiming line where you want the ball to go, pull away from the ball to set the strength of your shot, then click the left mouse button to shoot. Simple, right? Don't worry about inadvertently shooting the ball when you click to pan the screen, either - we detect movement before you release the mouse button, so you won't shoot by accident.

Just like regular Mini Golf, the lower your score, the better you're doing. Each hole has a "Par" setting, which tells you the average number of "strokes" expected to complete the hole - shooting more shots than that puts you over Par, while shooting less puts you under Par. No matter what the Par value of the hole is, the rating of your success is the same, according to this chart.

Complete Game Guide

If you'd like to learn more about how to play this game, please read the Complete Game Guide.

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Here are some tips and tricks to becoming an expert at Mini Golf games.

If you're new to the game, take a minute to get a feel for the Mini Golf Madness interface.Aiming and shooting is pretty simple, but get used to hitting shots of different speeds and see how the ball responds. Also, try panning and zooming around the first few holes to get used to the controls - once you've got that down, it will make things a lot easier as you play on.

You probably won't get an amazing score the first time through a new course, but that's okay! They're meant to be difficult to master, but it is possible to score below Par - sometimes even more than one shot below Par - on each and every hole in the game. (Trust us, we built them!)

Pay close attention to how the ball bounces off walls and obstacles, and especially what happens to the ball when it rolls over course features like sand, rough, and ice. You'll have to take the effect of these hazards into account on most shots in order to get good scores in Mini Golf Madness.

On certain shots (especially from the tee), it may be possible to align the aiming vector with a landmark - such as a particular bend in a wall or nearby obstacle - to help you line up a reliable shot.

If you're close to the cup, be careful with how hard you shoot the ball. It is possible for the ball to go so fast that it loops around or "skips" over the cup.

It's easy to forget about your power-ups sometimes in Mini Golf Madness, but that would be a crying shame - some of them can really help you out when the situation calls for it. If you forget what they do, just mouse over a power-up icon to see its description again.

Playing a 9-hole course won't get you a Jackpot Spin, but it will give you an opportunity to play a specific set of holes over and over until you master them. You'll still win Tokens and earn rank progress, too!

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Mini Golf Madness Forum: Latest Posts

Here's the latest from Pogo members chatting in our Mini Golf Madness Forum where folks gather to make new friends, debate game tips, and share a joke or two. Register to join (it's free)!

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: no golf balls

By Seska42 » May 15th, 2016, 10:37 pm

happp9y wrote:
Today is May 15 and I have been trying to do the 211 games in the badge book 2012...I do not seem to get a ball either...this is my 2nd game where the ball doesn't show up....how do you do the badge if the balls aren't showing up...I was on the 14 hole on the 2nd game ....this is aggravating....any suggestions?

Seska42 wrote:
When you load Mini Golf Madness, click the sound icon to mute the game. It looks like a little speaker and is located on the left side of the lower black bar beside the question mark. Muting frees up just enough resources to avoid the disappearing ball problem.

Be sure to click the sound icon again to unmute before you leave or when you get to a game that has no sound if you want sound. Pogo's older games have the sound setting connected so that muting one mutes them all.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: no golf balls

By happp9y » May 15th, 2016, 9:08 pm

Today is May 15 and I have been trying to do the 211 games in the badge book 2012...I do not seem to get a ball either...this is my 2nd game where the ball doesn't show up....how do you do the badge if the balls aren't showing up...I was on the 14 hole on the 2nd game ....this is aggravating....any suggestions?

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: no golf balls

By Seska42 » May 12th, 2016, 8:51 pm

pbskoozy wrote:
I am experiencing this problem. Four games in a row now. Not just on the first hole, but i get started and the ball disappears on hole 9. I cleared my cache. Frustrating, trying to get a difficult badge.

When you load Mini Golf Madness, click the sound icon to mute the game. It looks like a little speaker and is located on the left side of the lower black bar beside the question mark. Muting frees up just enough resources to avoid the disappearing ball problem.

Be sure to click the sound icon again to unmute before you leave or when you get to a game that has no sound if you want sound. Pogo's older games have the sound setting connected so that muting one mutes them all.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: no golf balls

By pbskoozy » May 12th, 2016, 6:43 pm

I am experiencing this problem. Four games in a row now. Not just on the first hole, but i get started and the ball disappears on hole 9. I cleared my cache. Frustrating, trying to get a difficult badge.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: New Games

By CAGal1950 » April 11th, 2016, 10:55 pm

Mini Golf Madness is a Java game. Pogo stated last August that they will not be doing any more Badges,Daily or Weekly, for Java games. So, I would take that to mean there will not be any new games.

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Mini Golf Madness • New Games

By PChloe902 » April 11th, 2016, 10:42 pm

When are there going to be new games the last is june 2014 this 2016?

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: Mini Golf Madness

By Rangersrnmbr1 » March 18th, 2016, 9:21 am

I just finished completing the game awards for the mini golf that are not ranks(astro blast, fun and games, flora and fauna, creature feature). They were not easy to earn. :o

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: mini golf madness

By Just4FunThisTyme » March 16th, 2016, 11:41 pm

You're welcome! :)

Good luck with your challenge.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: mini golf madness

By ksmiaz » March 16th, 2016, 10:21 pm

:D Thank you very much,I did shut the volume off on the game and it worked!Thank you again for the excellent help!

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: mini golf madness

By ksmiaz » March 16th, 2016, 6:01 pm

:D Thank you,I'll try and see if that work's!

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: mini golf madness

By Just4FunThisTyme » March 16th, 2016, 1:29 am

Hi @ ksmiaz

One solution that has worked for other members is to turn off the sound in the game, it may resolve the issue for you too.

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Mini Golf Madness • mini golf madness

By ksmiaz » March 16th, 2016, 1:21 am

:twisted: I bought an old badge and when I get to a certain hole,no ball show's up or it just freeze's-PLEASE HELP!i'VE DONE EVERYTHING BETWEEN CLEARING MY CACHE,HISTORY SEARCH,JAVA UPDATE!

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: Mini Golf Madness

By CAGal1950 » March 14th, 2016, 1:31 pm

Rangersrnmbr1 wrote:
yeah it finally allows me to play full games. but now ever time I try to start a new game after I finish 1, I get kicked out of the game. Just sounds like something pogo has to fix.

Mini Golf Madness is a Java game. I wouldn't count on it being "fixed" any time soon.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: Mini Golf Madness

By Rangersrnmbr1 » March 14th, 2016, 12:00 pm

yeah it finally allows me to play full games. but now ever time I try to start a new game after I finish 1, I get kicked out of the game. Just sounds like something pogo has to fix.

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Mini Golf Madness • Re: Mini Golf Madness

By SusyQ151 » March 14th, 2016, 11:44 am

If the game is malfunctioning, you will need to use the Help link to notify Pogo.

minigolf
https://wt.pogo.com/action/pogop/pogogems/fund.do?returnType=game&returnValue=minigolf&intcmp=minigolf_ingame_gem_fund

* Limited time free trial. Trial time is subject to change. Free Pogo account required. Trial is limited to one per free Pogo Account. Valid wherever trial is available. Visit http://help.ea.com/article/pogo-starter-challenges-faq for details, including availability. You cannot access earned Badges or Badge Albums after your free trial ends unless you purchase a Club Pogo membership.