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Mario Golf on Game Boy Color isn't a straight port of the N64 game - it's a totally different game in its own right. It is a combination of a golf game and an RPG. As in an RPG, you choose your character at the beginning, with various strengths and weaknesses, and throughout the course of the game, your character gains experience points through winning matches or playing mini-games. Experience points can be distributed to various skills, such as putting, which makes it easier for you to do well. There are quite a few skills, and no two characters you can create will play in exactly the same way.

Although the story mode is the main part of the game, there's quite a few other modes to keep you busy, like Tournament, Match Game, Stroke, Training, and the two-player mode via link cable. It comes with a dictionary of all the golf terms you'll need, and an extensive range of statistics on your player.


Mario Golf  Game Boy Color Title screen.
Mario Golf  Game Boy Color Main menu.

Promo Images

Mario Golf  Screenshot
Mario Golf  Screenshot
Mario Golf  Screenshot
Mario Golf  Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Golf GB" -- Japanese Title
  • "マリオゴルフGB" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

IGN Oct 05, 1999 10 out of 10 100
Total! (Germany) Nov, 1999 1 out of 6 100
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gaming Target Jun 22, 2000 9.5 out of 10 95
Just Games Retro Oct 08, 2017 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mega Fun Dec, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Electric Playground Nov 30, 1999 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jun 18, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Power Unlimited Jan, 2000 7.8 out of 10 78
Nintendo Life Oct 15, 2012 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


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

Martin Smith (66833) added Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) on Feb 19, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21222)