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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 One of the Game Boy characters ready to tee off
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 The Transmit Menu will appear before the game starts if your Transfer Pak is in the system
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 Main Menu ('Transmit' becomes 'Continue' if you don't use the Transfer Pak)
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 Luigi's Mini-Golf levels are shaped like numbers

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 (494)

Critic Reviews

Video Games Nintendo 64 Aug, 1999 4 out of 4 100
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Apr 12, 2009 9 out of 10 90
X64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Oct, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Nintendo 64 Jul 30, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Gaming Target Nintendo 64 Jul 22, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Nintendo 64 Jul 28, 1999 8.3 out of 10 83
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Nov 16, 2003 B+ 83
Mag'64 Wii Mar 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80
Nintendo Life Wii Oct 07, 2008 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80

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Awards

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

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