Golf is, well, not traditionally the most exciting sport in the world. The clothing alone should tip you off to that fact. That's why everyone should play Noodlecake Games' Super Stickman Golf 2 instead. The basic goal is the same: knock a little white ball into a hole somewhere on the green. Getting from start to finish means traversing some of the most impossibly mixed-up terrain ever seen. Laser beams, teleporters and sticky surfaces should have been part of golf from day one.
Tap left or right on the on-screen arrows to aim your shot. When you're ready to roll, tap "go" to start the power meter, then tap it again to take your swing. Knock the ball as close to the flag as you can using as few shots as possible. A hole in one would be great, but usually you'll have to take smaller shots to work your way through sand traps, twisted hillocks, rotating platforms covered in sticky goo, and insane shortcut areas. If things get too hazardous (golf pun, that is), you can always unleash a power-up to give you a little nudge in the right direction.
By collecting or purchasing golf bux you can head to the game's microtransactions shop to nab bonuses like simultaneous multiplayer matches, an XP doubler, or enter the hat lottery. Nothing vital to the game's enjoyment, but when considered along with the included same-device multiplayer mode and several dozen achievements, they really help round out the extra offerings.
Super Stickman Golf 2 is a finely-tuned machine of golfing greatness. The physics couldn't be more spot-on, so when you end up missing an important shot, you won't even be able to trick yourself into thinking it was the game's fault. It's a challenging experience, but one with plenty of content that will keep you engaged for a very long time.
NOTE: This game was played and reviewed on the iPad 3. Game was available in the North American market at the time of publication, but may not be available in other territories. Please see individual app market pages for purchasing info.