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Mario Golf

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
82
3.6
Wii
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4.5
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Description

Since Mario rescued Princess Peach in Super Mario 64, he's been thoroughly enjoying his free time. Bowser hasn't been causing too much trouble, so Mario and his friends have decided to take a trip to the golf course. Waialae Country Club wouldn't allow a couple of underdressed plumbers to become members, so they've come up with their own golf game for Nintendo 64.

Mario Golf 64 features an all-star line up of 10 golfers from Nintendo's cast of video game celebrities, including Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach. Each golfer has an individual set of strengths and weaknesses. A highlight of Mario Golf 64 is a special "Time Attack Mode," where players must compete to finish a round of golf as quickly as possible.

Mario Golf 64 features an impressive line-up of six courses, which means you'll have to master a total of 108 holes. An optional "Club Handicap Mode" ensures that you stay close to the competition, so Luigi won't get too frustrated if he falls behind. Even though the golfers are cartoons, the physics are as realistic as possible. The CPU calculates the exact ball movement based on wind direction, the strength of the strike, and any spin you may choose to place on the ball.

Screenshots

Mario Golf Nintendo 64 The Shy Guy Desert is tricky, and full of waste area and sand
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 Peach is preparing to use a super strong Power Shot - these are limited!
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 Mario Golf simulates all aspects of golf rather well, including miserable weather
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 The score card shows how many matches you need to win

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥高尔夫" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Mario Golf 64" -- Japanese title
  • "マリオゴルフ64" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Sweetness. Nintendo 64 Attila (496)

The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Aug, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Super Play Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Oct, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 22, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Nov 16, 2003 B+ 83
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mag'64 Nintendo 64 Sep 25, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Spel för Alla Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 7 out of 10 70
The Next Level Nintendo 64 Oct 01, 1999 C- 42

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Awards

  • Total! (Germany)
    • Issue 01/2000 – Best N64 Golf Game in 1999

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Contributed to by gamewarrior (5065) and Chris Martin (1098)