Sente Mini Golf (ARC)

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Sente Mini Golf
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Platform: Arcade
Year: 1985
Developer: Bally Sente

Sente Mini Golf is a miniature golf course for 4 video arcade gamers. It follows the standard of having 18 holes, each with their own par (number of strokes (hits to the ball) really necessary to complete the hole).

Additionally in this arcade game, every hole starts with a bonus. After every round, it decreases by 500 points. When it reaches zero, or all players hit their ball into the hole, everyone goes to the next hole.

Also, in the beginning, every player has only 2 holes, meaning that after hole 3, it's game over for them. The less strokes you need below par, the more holes you win and can play. A row of flags below the bonus shows how many holes you would win upon completion.


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Pay up everyone!

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Start from which tee?

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You better get hard hits.

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What can go wrong...

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Can the cabinet give shocks?

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35 seconds per player.


The game has two themes which are distributed irregularly over 15 holes. Two holes have their own song, and one hole has ambient noise. The background track is occasionally paused by longer sound effects, particularly hole-in-one applause and tunnels.


Before recording a song, the RAM in MAME 0.228 was edited to allow two loops plus 10 seconds during attract mode, where sound effects never play.

VGMPF does not know yet how close the following recordings sound to a real cabinet. Certainly before MAME 0.225 from September 30, 2020, instruments sound more raw, and sound effects stifled.

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Theme 1 Jesse Osborne 2:18
02 Theme 2 Jesse Osborne 2:45
03 Hole 5 Jesse Osborne 1:47
04 Hole 18 Jesse Osborne 0:31
05 Hole 18 Completed Jesse Osborne 0:04


(Source: Attract mode.)

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.


The music data is in ab01.u8a.

Audio Devices

The cabinet has 6 CEM3394 analog synthesizer chips and a DIP switch. With the latter, arcade operators could decide whether music plays during attract mode.


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Sente Mini Golf - ARC.jpg
Title: Sente Mini Golf
Platform: Arcade
Released: 1985-0?-??
Publisher: Bally Sente


Sente Mini Golf
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Notable Personnel Jesse Osborne
Notable Companies Bally Sente