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Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)

88
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

Mario Golf on Game Boy Color isn't a straight port of the N64 game - it's a totally different game in its own right. It is a combination of a golf game and an RPG. As in an RPG, you choose your character at the beginning, with various strengths and weaknesses, and throughout the course of the game, your character gains experience points through winning matches or playing mini-games. Experience points can be distributed to various skills, such as putting, which makes it easier for you to do well. There are quite a few skills, and no two characters you can create will play in exactly the same way.

Although the story mode is the main part of the game, there's quite a few other modes to keep you busy, like Tournament, Match Game, Stroke, Training, and the two-player mode via link cable. It comes with a dictionary of all the golf terms you'll need, and an extensive range of statistics on your player.

Screenshots

Mario Golf  Game Boy Color Title screen.
Mario Golf  Game Boy Color Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Golf GB" -- Japanese Title
  • "マリオゴルフGB" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

IGN Oct 05, 1999 10 out of 10 100
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1999 1 out of 6 100
Gaming Target Jun 22, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
Nintendo Land 2003 94 out of 100 94
All Game Guide 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Super Play Dec, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Electric Playground Nov 30, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Jan, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Jan 28, 2000 7.2 out of 10 72

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best Game Boy Golf Game in 1999

Martin Smith (63134) added Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) on Feb 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (8291)