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Similarly to Mario Golf for Game Boy Color, Mario Golf: Advance Tour allows players to create two of their own custom characters and experience golf by progressing through an RPG-like story. The ultimate goal of the story is to make your player climb through the ranks of the various clubs, ultimately reaching the goal of the elite Mushroom Kingdom golfers, such as Princess Peach, Donkey Kong and of course Mario.

It's possible to earn experience for either character either by playing through rounds of golf, or by successfully completing various types of mini-games and contests that help you hone your putting, swing, and other golf skills. Distributing experience is more difficult now, as you have to make sure that both characters are sufficiently levelled up so that you can succeed in double matches as well as solo games.

Advance Tour also links up to Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour for the Nintendo GameCube. By doing this, you can earn even more experience points by transferring your characters over and playing the various modes in Toadstool Tour. Of course, it's also possible to link up to another copy of Advance Tour for GBA multiplayer.

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Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance Selecting a Course
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance Trying to aim
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance Selecting a Character
Mario Golf: Advance Tour Game Boy Advance It's a Hit!!!!

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Golf: GBA Tour" -- Japanese Title
  • "マリオゴルフ GBAツアー" -- Japanese spelling

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UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Jul 07, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Wham! gaming Game Boy Advance 2004 9.3 out of 10 93
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Aug, 2004 90 out of 100 90
GameSpy Game Boy Advance Jun 25, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Sep 20, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Oct 10, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
N-Zone Game Boy Advance Nov 08, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jun, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Sep 20, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Jul, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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