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Mario Golf Reviews (Game Boy Color)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.6
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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Mario Golf ist das bisher beste Golfspiel, das je für eine tragbare Konsole entwickelt wurde - selbst Golf-Hasser sollten unbedingt einen Blick riskieren, denn dieses Spiel gehört in jede Sammlung!
Total! (Germany) (Nov, 1999)
Mario Golf macht eine Menge Spaß – und das für lange Zeit. Die Gegner werden stärker und die Clubmitglieder fordern euch zwischendurch zu kleinen Wettspielen heraus. Dabei müsst ihr unter anderem einem kleinen Mädchen beim Bälle einsammeln helfen, indem ihr zehn Bälle auf einen aufgemalten Bereich schlagt. So erlernt ihr nebenbei die grundlegenden Techniken den Golfens. Die Möglichkeit, einen selbst erstellten Golfer in das N64-Modul zu laden und dann in 3D zu golfen, ist das Tüpfelchen auf dem i bei diesem hervorragenden Golfspiel.
On notera avec plaisir, les différentes références au monde des Mario, comme les petites musiques qui rythment les moments importants, putt décisif par exemple, ou encore le lakitu qui apparaît lors de la navigation libre du parcours. On appréciera également la possibilité de relier ce jeu à sa version Nintendo 64 pour des échanges de données, les golfeurs notamment. Seule (petite) ombre au tableau, le jeu à deux nécessite obligatoirement l’utilisation du cable link. On aurait aimé pouvoir choisir un mode à deux joueurs en alternance sur la même machine. D’autant plus que ça n’avait rien d’impossible techniquement.
IGN (Oct 05, 1999)
This game is an absolutely brilliant rendition of golf, and a perfect game for the go.
Gaming Target (Jun 22, 2000)
Games such as Zelda DX, Pokemon, Super Mario Bros. DX, and Tetris are all must haves for the Game Boy, and now we add another game to that list. Mario Golf is not just one of the best golf games ever, it is one of the best games ever and every Game Boy gamer's collection of games will not be complete until they own this game. After I play any other Game Boy game, I will always think back to this game and wonder why no other game compares to Mario Golf.
Golfers should absolutely get this game! My dad plays golf all the time and he is hooked on Mario Golf. I looked at the stats of his character, and he has played 30+ hours, and I have done 40+! This game is so good, non golfers would even like it! This game is great for trips, there is nothing like making an amzing shot in golf!
Just Games Retro (Oct 08, 2017)
Mario Golf is an excellent little game that does exceedingly well at its two purposes: being a quality golf game and showcasing the strengths of the Game Boy Color itself.
En del kanske skulle säga att det är för simpelt. Men då har de inte förstått vad Mario Golf handlar om. Poängen är nämligen inte att man ska bli någon golfexpert. Det handlar bara om att ha så roligt som möjligt, både när man pustar ut i en vilstol på S:t Andrews klubbhus och när man sitter på pendeltåget till Märsta.
Sports involve much more than what occurs on the field, a notion that the creators of Mario Golf embraced. It's easy to fit most video games neatly into a predetermined genre, but Mario Golf is one of those rare games that defies classification and creates a category all its own. It's a definite hole-in-one.
Mega Fun (Dec, 1999)
Durch sein leichtes Gameplay weiß Mario Golf sofort zu begeistern. Die einfache Steuerung ist wirklich kinderleicht zu erlernen und die Regeln sind altbekannt.
Electric Playground (Nov 30, 1999)
As if the Game Boy weren't dangerous enough, and golf ubiquitous and insidious enough. Mario Golf is not only an excellent hand-held version of the N64 game of the same name, but an excellent stand-alone title that eases those new to golf into familiarity with golf rules and nomenclature...and before you know it, you're one of those strange people who [gulp] play golf video games.
Video Games (Oct, 1999)
Wer nicht gerade eine Abneigung gegen Golf hat, sollte sich dieses niedliche Elitärspielchen mal näher ansehen.
Overall, this is a spectacular package. The RPG mode alone would be enough to warrant a purchase. Even the most inexperienced gamer (or golfer for that matter) can pick this one up in no time and have an enjoyable experience. Beefing up your character and tackling the games biggest challenge, Mario, is a thrill and great gameplay is what holds it all together. This is highly recommended gaming, and it's one of the most enjoyable games on the handheld.
Power Unlimited (Jan, 2000)
Mario Golf is net als zijn grote broer een leuk spel. De graphics zijn prima en er zijn veel verschillende holes en spel-opties.
GameSpot (Jan 28, 2000)
All in all, Mario Golf is an excellent adaptation of the N64 title, and it's a Game Boy experience that stands well on its own. The music is even reflective of the N64's - it varies, depending on how well you're doing, and it's constant without being annoying. The only thing missing, audiowise, are the taunts, and frankly, you'll probably do just fine on your own.
Nintendo Life (Oct 15, 2012)
The GBC version of Mario Golf is a lovely, fun little game to have on the go. It's all down to personal preference whether this is a step forward or a step back from NES Open Tournament Golf, but there's little to complain about here. The RPG elements are wisely optional, which means that they're here for anyone who might enjoy them, and can be totally absent from the experience for those who find it a distraction. Mario Golf provides a solid golfing experience with a stellar presentation, and should be worth a download for fans who don't already have an alternative on their 3DS.