To add some depth to gameplay in Bonsai Golf Coral, I am implementing a points system based upon collection or “orbs.” If the player’s ball hits one of the orbs they will gain points. Each hole will have 4-5 orbs. Three of them will be one point each while the big one will be worth 5 points. Occasionally there will also be a star orb in an obscure location but it takes the player to a bonus level. The course will be set up in a way that getting all the orbs is not very beneficial. 3 points will be awarded for getting under par, so taking the extra shot to grab each of the 1 point orbs won’t get the player anything other than a sparkly show of graphics.
In adding this new style of play I’ve also increased the hole size so players are more focused on the orbs and less putting back and forth to get the ball in the hole. After watching a couple people play, it seems that Bonsai Golf Coral is a lot more fun and engaging than its predecessor. I hope everyone feels the same.