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The Simpsons’ iconic Lee Carvello’s Putting Challenge now exists as a playable game

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Lee_Carvallo_s_Putting_Challenge_x86_XJn It’s not as grainy as the original, but it’s an otherwise authentic re-make. | Screenshot: Lee Carvello’s Putting Challenge

In season 7 episode 11 of The Simpsons, everyone’s going mad for Bonestorm, the hot new ultra-violent video game loosely based on the Mortal Kombat franchise. Bart wants Bonestorm, but eventually receives a much less thrilling alternative, the golfing — nay, the putting — simulator, Lee Carvello’s Putting Challenge. Now, finally, almost a quarter of a century (!) after the episode originally aired, the game is available to play online in fan-made form.

Putting Challenge is a game where you’re warned away from fun at every opportunity. Make sure you use a putter, its titular protagonist advises. Hit the ball with “feather touch” rather than “power drive.” You get the idea. Reportedly it was based on Lee Trevino’s Fighting Golf, which...

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