Battle Golfer Yui

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Battle Golfer Yui is a Sega Genesis game released exclusively in Japan around 1991, but it received a Fan Translation in 2017 by Supper and filler. It was developed by Santos and published by Sega. The plot is about Dark Hazard, a mysterious organization led by evil scientist named Professor G. His plan to take over the world with Battle Golfers, cyborg minions who excel in golf. Two girls Ran Ryuzaki and Yui Mizuhara are his next victims. Before he could successfully turn Yui into his minion, a savior comes in and saves Yui.

However, Ran is still missing. Suddenly, a golf tournament is held by the Hazard Foundation at the Ghyll Country Club. Seeing a connection between the Hazard Foundation and Dark Hazard, Yui enters the tournament for more answers. Just who is the man who saved him? Is Ran alright? Will Yui save her in time?

This game was played on Game Center CX.

Tropes used in Battle Golfer Yui include:
  • Accidental Innuendo: Invoked when Yui mentions the moans in the reading room to her clone, who assumes that she's a pervert.
  • The Ace: Invoked when Dibot claims he's the number #1 golf player in Japan. Yui can put that idiot in his place.
  • All the Worlds Are a Stage: The boss battle against Ran takes place on various golf courses from the previous matches mixed in new courses.
  • Artificial Stupidity: The bosses in this game will tend to screw up from time to time, giving the player easy victories by accident. Arino took advantage of this in his playthrough.
  • Big Bad: Professor G is the main antagonist of the game.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Yui has put a stop to Prof G.'s ambitions and saved Ran. In the process of doing so, Yui accidentally activates the nuclear bomb underneath the golf course, killing 20,000 people and injuring countless others.
  • Bizarre and Improbable Golf Game: The game is an extreme version of golf with over-the-top characters. Each character uses super powers during the matches as they are Battle Golfers.
  • Blessed with Suck: Although Professor G has an amazing cybernetic body, his brain deteriorates as it's still organic. In fact, it rots much faster because of his cybernetics. And that's why he decided to trick Yui into entering the tournament and grow stronger in order to find the new leader of Black Hazard.
  • Blow You Away: The Kamaitachi ability lets Yui ignore the wind conditions on a course and lets her pierce through wood.
  • Boss Rush: In order to unlock the secret in the reading room, Yui has to challenge the first three bosses[1] in golf again.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: Yui calls out the player if they select the "Date Him" option when challenging Dibot to a rematch. She says that she will not become that perv's girlfriend.

Yui: Excuse me! You there choosing the commands! Yes! You! Even if you're fine with it, I shall absolutely not become this perv's girlfriend! Got it?!

  • Brought to You by The Letter "S": As a parody of Kaiketsu Zubat, Wonder Man Dibot's outfit is covered with the letter D.
  • Catch Phrase: Before challenging an opponent, Yui announces, "You will be burned with black flames".
  • Captain Ersatz: Every character is clearly a reference to other characters from Japanese media
    • Yui Mizuhara is a reference to the protagonists of Shotaro Ishinomori's works, primarily Kamen Rider Black's Kotaro Minami. She even is forcibly turned into a cyborg, rescued by a defector of the organization, and has to fight against her former organization.
    • Mitsuru Hagata is a reference to Mitsuru Hanagata from Star of the Giants, with a Hoshi as his rival and an Akiko as his crush.
    • GeGeGe no Kitako is a reference to GeGeGe no Kitaro. She even has an eyeball parent guiding her. And she attacks Yui because Otter Man[2] forged a letter.
    • Kaiketsu Dibot is a reference to Kaiketsu Zubat, complete with a desire to avenge Asuka.
    • Professor G is a combined reference to Doctor Hell and Dr. Gill. He even has brainwashed cyborgs as minions and a flute that controls Ran. Prof. G even uses Gil as his alias.
    • Ran Ryuzaki/Shadow Thunder is a reference to Shadow Moon and Hakaider, complete with important connection and rivalry to main character.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: Dibot points out that Ran is Yui's caddie, Tomoko Okui. Seeing as Dibot is a moron, Yui dismisses his claims. However, Tomoko takes off her disguise before the final boss fight and reveals herself as Ran.
  • Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Professor G plans on turning the world's best golfers into his brainwashed minions, so he can take over the world. As it turns out, Prof G. used the technology on himself, turning mad in the process.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After beating Hagata, Kitako and Dibot, they all aid Yui by giving them their skills. They even give hints to unlock the door behind the rec room if she beats them in rematches.
  • Derelict Graveyard: As fitting for a GeGeGe no Kitaro reference, Kitako's first course is a graveyard.
  • Defector From Decadence: The man from the beginning turns out to be Dr. T, Prof. G's brother. He helped Yui out because he felt his brother had gone too far in the field of robotics.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Shadow Thunder disguised herself as Tomoko Okui and helped her out in order to encourage her growth and gather her golfing data
  • Dirty Old Man: For some reason, Professor G decides to make the bust of Yui's robotic clone 5 cm bigger than the original.
  • Double Standard Abuse (Female on Male): After getting beaten by Yui Mizuhara, Mitsuru Hagata reveals that he's turned on by Yui abusing him. Yui has to verbally abuse him in order to get some answers.

Yui: You wanna take a pitch to the back of your head?!
Hagata: Beat me with a metal bat, my Mistress!

  • Dragon Their Feet: Yui trounces Professor G as the game's climax, but Ran is the final fight.
  • Eleventh-Hour Superpower: Yui learns the Black Fire skill before she faces off against her final opponent. It's a combination of the Kamaitachi, D. Marionette, and Aquahopper.
  • Every Man Has His Price: Otter Man tricks Kitako into facing off against Yui because he was bribed by Dark Hazard.

[Yui reads the letter]
Letter: Allow me to get to the point, Kitako. A nururihyon ghost that has taken the form of a girl is building an organization called Dark Hazard and doing terrible things. They've captured my father as well. I'm begging of you. Please save him.
Yui: W-What the heck is this?! You've got to believe me, Kitako! I'm not a nururihyon!
Kitako: If so, what's the meaning of this letter?
Mother Medama: Hmm, will you let me see that letter one more time?
[Mother Medama reads the letter.]
Mother Medama: Huh? Hey, Kitako! Is this awful handwriting Otter Man's by any chance?
Kitako: Gasp! Now that you mention it... Damn him! He tricked me again! I'm sorry, Yui. It looks like I made a mistake.
Yui: It's okay as long as you understand.
Mother Medama: So, about this Otter Man. I bet he was paid by those Dark Hazard guys.
Kitako: You're probably right. He's recently come into a lot of money. He's in Hawaii as we speak.

  • Explaining Your Power to the Enemy: In one of his conversation options, Dibot explains that he can only play for 5 minutes because his power suit's strength lasts for five minutes. Yui thinks Dibot's dumb for blabbing about his weakness like that.

Yui Mizuhara: You're one of Dark Hazard's battle golfers, aren't you?!
Wonder Man Dibot: Tee-hee! You've found me out! I'll send you to hell within 5 minutes!
Yui: Five minutes, huh? You don't say.
Dibot: That's because... this power suit only holds out for 5 minutes!
Yui: How stupid! Who goes and blabs about their weakness?!
Dibot: Tee-hee. Now I've done it.

  • Fiery Redhead: Yui is a feisty girl with red hair. She tends to sass people and will often announce that she'll burn her opponent in black flames. Her code name is Black Flame.
  • Fighting Your Friend: Yui is forced to fight Ran after beating Prof. G.
  • Gainax Ending: The game is about playing against parodies of characters from Japanese media. The "good" ending gets real confusing when Yui saves her friend Ran and accidentally activates the nuke underneath the golf course, causing many causalities in the process. The two girls who ride an elevator to the building's rooftop in the credit scene may or may not be Yui and Ran. Did they survive the blast or not? Arino was left confused by this ending when he played this game.

Arino:That's the end? What? This doesn't feel right!

  • Handsome Lech: As it turns out, Mitsuru Hagata is a perv. That crush on Akiko is a sign of that. After beating him in a golf match, he will do anything for Hoshi Yui as long as she beats him up.

Yui Mizuhara: Screw you!
Mitsuru Hagata: Ooo, how won-der-ful.
Yui: Huh?
Hagata: Punish me more... my mistress!
Narrator: Turns out Hagata is a perv.
Yui: In that case, tell me everything you know!
Hagata: I'll talk... Just abuse me more.

  • Have a Nice Death: Losing to any of your opponents or playing Prof. G's flute after beating Shadow Thunder will result in a game over.
  • He Who Must Not Be Seen: Otter Man is responsible for turning Kitako against Yui with a forged letter. He accepted a large sum of money from Dark Hazard, so he's in Hawaii when Kitako confronts Yui. Thus, he's not seen on screen.
  • Lethal Lava Land: Yui's knockoff plays on a course filled with lava. For some reason, it's treated like a water hazard.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: Kitako bears no malice at all towards Yui. She only fights Yui because Otter Man messed with her mail and accused her of being a Nurarihyon with a forged letter.
  • Limited Special Collectors' Ultimate Edition: Battle Golfer Yui has a reproduction collector set, complete with CD soundtrack, trading cards, magnet, pins, and a mini comic.
  • Lost in Translation: The fan translation couldn't translate the haikus from the original game properly.
  • Mad Scientist: Prof. G is an accomplished cybernetics scientist. To prove his theory, he tested it on himself. He went mad with power and called himself Prof. G.
  • Making a Splash: The Aquahopper skill lets Yui bounce her golfball across water hazards to avoid landing in them.
  • Meganekko: Tomoko Okui wears glasses and she's smart enough to assist Yui throughout her many trials. There's more to her than meets the eye.
  • Mirror Boss: Yui has to face off against her robotic clone as one of her opponents.

YUI: Allow me to introduce myself. Black Fire!
Yui: W-who are....?!
YUI: It's true. I am you. You are me.

  • Mistaken Identity: Hagata thinks that Yui is his old rival Hoshi, while Kitako thinks that Yui is a Nurarihyon.

Mitsuru Hagata: Hoshi!
Yui Mizuhara: W-what's with this guy?!
Hagata: Hoshi! It's me! Your eternal rival Mitsuru Hagata!

  • Non-Standard Character Design: Since Dibot is based on a live-action character, his facial features are much more realistic than the other characters in this game.
  • Nuke'Em: Dr. T has rigged a secret nuke that activates when Black Fire and Shadow Thunder's hands unite. It activates in the game's good ending when Yui tries to help Ran up.
  • Peek-a-Bangs: As a Kitaro [3] reference, Kitako shares a similar design to him.
  • Playing with Fire: Yui's Black Fire ability turns her golf ball into a fireball.
  • Psychic Powers: Psycho Hold lets Yui stop her golf ball's momentum when it lands.
  • Power Copying: Yui learns the skills of her opponents through various means.
  • Shock and Awe: Shadow Thunder specializes in this.
  • Spoiler: The box art for this game spoils the fact that Yui must fight Ran
  • Super Zeroes: Kaiketsu Dibot is an idiotic superhero who works for Black Hazard. He even blabs out his weakness and tries hitting on Yui.
  • The Prophecy: Doctor T mentions, "When Fire and Thunder meet". This gets fulfilled as Black Fire and Shadow Thunder activates the hidden nuke underneath the Ghylls Country Club.
  • Tender Tears: Yui cries upon using the using the Key of Zeal because a curse of deep emotions was aflicted on her. It's a reference to the crying scenes from Kyojin no Hoshi.
  • Warmup Boss: Hagata is Yui's first opponent. He is a Battle Golfer who's based on baseball. His first course even takes place on a baseball diamond.
  • Whole-Plot Reference: The game is based on the plot of Kamen Rider Black, but the main rival and protagonist are females. In fact, they fight over who gets to be the new leader of Black Hazard like Kamen Rider Black and Shadow Moon do over Gorgom.
  • Unwilling Roboticisation: The game's plot starts off with Yui about to be turned into a cyborg. The game's antagonists are the other Battle Golfers she must stop as well.
  1. Hagata, Kitako and Dibot
  2. a reference to Nezumi Otoko
  3. the protagonist from GeGeGe no Kitaro