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Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

ESRB Rating
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Effectiveness How effective the educational game is when it comes to teaching (does the player actually learn anything, etc.) 3.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (22 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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Total! (Germany)
Mario Golf 64 hat kaum Schwachpunkte. Die Anzahl der verschiedenen Modi, Plätze und Spieler ist ebenso vorbildlich wie die sehr schnell zu erlernende Steuerung. Die Grafik haut zwar keinen vom Hocker, wurde aber liebevoll und bunt gestaltet und schafft zusammen mit den vielen Sprach-Samples der Sportler – wenn sie ihre Freude über einen schönen Schlag herauslassen – und den netten Musikstücken eine entspannte Atmosphäre. Die Motivation, in den Wettbewerben gute Ergebnisse zu erzielen und neue Golfer und Kurse freizuspielen, läßt Mario Golf 64 immer wieder im Modulschacht landen, und zusammen mit Freunden macht es gleich noch einmal so viel Spaß.
Nintendo Land
Mario Golf is the first Mario sport title made by Camelot Software. This game has 14 different characters to choose from. Some of them are new, some are old. You can use the Transfer Pak to upload characters you have created from the Game Boy Color version. This game has many hidden secrets, such as hidden characters and courses. Mario Golf also has a variety of different modes, that are fun.
Mario conforte son avance sur tous les jeux de plate-forme de la planète et se permet même une incursion réussie dans le monde fermé du golf ! Magnifique.
Super Play
För Mario Golf är ingen realistisk golfsimulator. Det handlar bara om att ha roligt.
Power Unlimited
Mario Golf 64 is naar mijn mening de beste console-golf-game van dit moment. Het spel combineert het serieuze golfspel met grappige graphics en enkele arcade-toevoegingen. Leuk voor zowel niet-golfers als serieuze spelers.
Although Mario Golf is a little on the cutesy side, anyone who wants a great golf game need look no further. There really isn't much of a choice, even if there were, Mario Golf would likely be your best bet anyway. This is a top-quality golf game, despite the cartoony premise. Anyone who would turn a blind eye to Mario Golf because of its exterior qualities will be missing perhaps the best golf game on a console. With an extensive amount of options in either single-player or multiplayer, Mario Golf is the game that will keep on giving. It's not like golf games suffer from the need to update on a yearly basis, like, say, hockey games. Therefore, to say that this game has lasting power would be an understatement. While a true golf fanatic would certainly enjoy this, perhaps the most important thing is that it's user friendly enough to appeal to the masses. As far as golf games go, and as a game in general, Mario Golf comes highly recommended.
La N64 a encore de bons titres en réserve et Mario Golf devrait ravir les petits comme les grands. Alliant avec assez de brio le réalisme à un bon gameplay, Mario golf s'impose facilement comme la référence sur le support.
Gaming Target
I had my doubts about Mario Golf on the N64 but it seemed to be doing well in Japan so I pre-ordered it. Once I got it I was pretty amazed at all the features and modes. I am glad I did, my friends and I have had many a heated battle it is a great multiplayer game. With the addition of being able to use the Game boy version of Mario Golf it adds a huge replay value I can't wait for Mario Golf on the Game boy. All in all if you like golf even slightly pick this game up. If you don't rent it you may find out you have a soft spot for Mario Golf.
I still have a problem with the way the game looks, but there's really nothing that can be done about that as long as it's going to be a game based in universe of Nintendo's mascot character. The dichotomy of the game's look versus the way it plays may not matter this deep in to the N64's run since we were able to get over it with games like Mario Kart. Mario Golf is fun, plain and simple. It's better than Waialea Country Club hands down, offering a much richer game of golf. While I eventually learned to tune out the cartoon-style characters and focus on the tougher parts of the game, it may be tough to reel-in those 19 year-olds like Nintendo wanted because it just doesn't look like a game they'd enjoy. That's too bad because there's plenty of fun underneath all of those layers. There are better sports games out there to be sure, but right now, Mario Golf should be the golfing game of choice.
The Video Game Critic
It's interesting how similar Mario Golf is to Hot Shots on the Playstation. I suppose that could be considered a compliment, since Hot Shots is by far the best golf series for the Playstation. Mario Golf's graphics are higher in resolution however, and you get to play as your favorite Nintendo characters instead of weird freaks. Mario Golf is easy and fun, and with few lulls in the action you can whiz through eighteen holes in just a few minutes.
Hat man sie dann, so werden die Daten mittels TransferPak auf die Konsole geschickt und siehe da, hat man die neuen Charaktere. Also Ihr da draußen, wie sagt so schön der Golfer ...? Ich weiß es leider nicht, aber werde es bestimmt noch herausfinden oder wenn ihr es wißt dann sagt es mir und noch viel Spaß mit Mario und seinen Freunden.
Overall, this game is challenging fun. It's provides endless hours of play for both hard-core golfers and casual gamers. So keep your head down and your eyes on the ball and never underestimate Baby Mario--that kid can swing.
All Game Guide
Nintendo has done it again. Mario Golf takes the sport and makes it more entertaining while retaining realism. Both golf fans and non-golf fans alike will find the game highly enjoyable. With a wealth of modes, there is plenty to do for one to four players. Unlike Mario Party, however, Mario Golf is stronger in its one- and two-player modes instead of its multi-player modes. At any rate, Mario Golf is a worthy addition to any gamer's library.
Spel för Alla
Mario Golf är kul, men om du är intresserad av golf på riktigt bör du nog skaffa sig en annan, mer realistisk, golfsimulator. Däremot kan det vara bra för alla små barn med ett begynnande intresse för golf. Om inte annat kanske de blir intresserade av riktig golf, plockar fram klubborna och tjänar in några miljoner till familjen innan de fyllt tjugo...
The Next Level
The audio is nice, although not the best. Music is very quiet, calming, and helps you enjoy the game. Voice samples are remarkable clear too, and some of them are hilarious for some odd reason. Play as Harry, hear him grunt, and try not to laugh. However, Mario Party won't be winning any awards in the graphics department. The characters are somewhat blocky, and the while the ground of each course looks smooth and realistic, trees and other tall objects suffer from 'poly cardboard syndrome.' It doesn't ruin the game, but the N64 can produce better effects than this, I'm sure. All in all, it won't ruin your experience, since of course, you play games because they're fun, right? And that's my two cents on the entire matter. This won't make a golf junkie out of me, but at least I can honestly say I've played a good golfing game =).