Welcome to CNET Australia's App of the Day, where you can see some of the coolest, silliest and most useful apps in action.
Generally speaking, "golf game" is not a phrase that makes us sit up and listen. Sure, there was the old golf game played on the IBM in the '80s, which had you hitting the space bar to hit the ball when the gauge was at the right point, and apparently the Tiger Woods PGA games are popular, but it just doesn't sound as exciting as "save the kittens" or "chainsaw-wielding princess".
Then, along came Wonderputt, and it truly is a wonder. It uses touch-based slingshot physics for you to get the ball from its starting point to the hole, in a changing environment that is absolutely gorgeous to look at and play in. As you progress, the landscape morphs, thanks to forces of nature, the interference of man and beast and ... alien abduction. It's a delight to play and impossible to put down.
Wonderputt was chosen as one of CNET Australia's best mobile games of 2012.