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Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

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ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Sport
Educational
Misc
82
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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 disappointed with her result
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 One of the Game Boy characters ready to tee off
Mario Golf Nintendo 64 Hole 2 - much shorter this time

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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The Press Says

Total! (Germany) Aug, 1999 1.25 out of 6 95
Nintendo Land 2003 91 out of 100 91
X64 Sep, 1999 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot Jul 30, 1999 8.7 out of 10 87
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 06, 1999 17 out of 20 85
Gaming Target Jul 22, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
The Video Game Critic Nov 16, 2003 B+ 83
Mag'64 Sep 25, 1999 80 out of 100 80
All Game Guide 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Spel för Alla Dec, 1999 7 out of 10 70

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Awards

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

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Chris Martin (1098) added Mario Golf (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
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