(Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Mario Golf (Wii Virtual Console / Nintendo 64)

Game Profile

Tee off with Mario and friends as they put a new spin on golf! Choose from 14 different characters, each with their own power and swing styles. You can even taunt opponents to break their concentration!

Mario Golf is packed with features, including 10 different modes (such as Tournament, Speed Golf and even Mini-Golf), and six different courses to play through by earning Experience Points to progress.

With easy-to-learn gameplay and a four-player competitive mode, anyone can get into the swing of Mario Golf!

Game Review

Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Tee off with Mario and friends as they put a new spin on golf!

After Mario's forays into non-platforming genres, such as Mario Kart, Mario's Picross and Dr. Mario, Nintendo realized something: Whatever you put Mario in, it will sell. Soon after, they made loads of Mario sports games - Starting with Mario's Tennis on...

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User Comments (68)

Rawk_Hawk

#1

Rawk_Hawk said:

Great I loved the Gamecube version! I'll have to check this out since I never owned an N64. Camelot makes really good sports games

Terra

#4

Terra said:

I liked Mario Tennis better but for now, this is fantastic. Cannot wait.

Terra

#6

Terra said:

I had the Gamecube version but someone borrowed it and lost it.

I had to re-buy it for another £20

Yasume

#7

Yasume said:

Good game. I also like the idea of putting non-Mario characters in it.

Jashin

#8

Jashin said:

Great game!
Just not enough courses - and the last ones are too freaky in my opinion - but all in all a must have!

slangman

#9

slangman said:

Oh the memories. I loved this game back when it came out on the N64. Good times. Some very inventive but strange courses though.

Jazzem

#12

Jazzem said:

I absolutely loved the N64 Mario sports games, so it's good to see them reappearing on VC. I was always more for Tennis than Golf but both are excellent and incredibly fun games.

I also really liked the handheld versions, which are proof that the world needs more sports/RPG hybrids! I imagine quite a lot of people missed out on them so hopefully they'll get a new leash of life via a handheld VC.

carson

#13

carson said:

i love this game, i love golf, and i love golf games. i hope this come to america someday. would definetly buy it! I'd also like to see Mario Tennis.

CanisWolfred

#14

CanisWolfred said:

Hmmm, should I wait for this, or just get Neo Turf Masters? I haven't played too many Mario sports games, but so far I haven't liked a single one of them. I heard the Gamecube version was good though, so it might be worth it. Or I could just get the Gamecube one.

Ricardo91

#15

Ricardo91 said:

@Mickey. If you hate the other Mario sports games, but are curious about Golf, I'd get the Gamecube version. After all, these days it'll be about the same price as a VC N64 game. XD
As for Neo-Turf, I can't help you there.

@Radioshadow & Maxplastic. I never played the GBC mario golf, but I did play the GBC Mario Tennis. It was cool beans.

Speaking of Mario Tennis, I hope that comes to VC eventually (the N64 version I mean), as well as Mario Party.

Clayfrd

#17

Clayfrd said:

I rented this once a few years ago. I liked it a lot. I'd recomend it whenever it comes out.

Terra

#18

Terra said:

I've got the GBA Mario Golf and Tennis. Both are great. I've been looking for the GBC Versions recently.

Terra

#24

Terra said:

@pocketim
I was gonna do it mainly because of the extra characters you can import and that they could probably be found quite cheaply. I'm the kind of gamer who likes to play through a game and when it reaches the end of the story, unlock everything afterwards or start again and find all the secrets as you go along. i know they're quite similar but both sets of games are simply magnificent.

Terra

#26

Terra said:

I'd Need to get a transfer pack as well. I might as well buy the GBC and N64 Perfect Dark's and do the same thing.

Super_Sonic

#27

Super_Sonic said:

I can't wait for this to come to the Virtual Console! I never got a chance to buy this game and I don't want to miss out! As long it is 5 stars it is a instant download! We really need more N64 classic like this!

RurouniTeeter

#28

RurouniTeeter said:

I loved this game. Me & My dad used to play it all the time. I really hope it comes out soon. I already own Tennis so I'm not hoping too much for that.

BJ1

#29

BJ1 said:

This game was really fun back in the day. I was thinking they would release Mario Party first, but I guess not.

Rawk_Hawk

#30

Rawk_Hawk said:

After reading the review it does not sound that different than the GC version, except you can use any character at the start.

slangman

#32

slangman said:

Great review! I always found this game very hard and i only managed to unlock a couple of characters (up to Yoshi I think). Shame there's no other way to unlock the hidden characters from the GBC version. :(

^LOL at pun :P

Adam

#33

Adam said:

Oh my, that intro video is so cute I passed out.
I only ever played the mini-golf, but that was definitely fun.

Chunky_Droid

#34

Chunky_Droid said:

This is the kind of game I'm hoping can get an update later to connect to the DS if they release the GBC Mario Golf on its download service :)

Blue-Thunder

#37

Blue-Thunder said:

Whats with the negative review?
I borrowed this game from a friend for a week a long time ago and its an incredible game.
Hope it hits Europe Friday

Adamant

#40

Adamant said:

Dammit, people, Nintendo COULDN'T keep the GBC characters in the game, because they aren't complete characters, just character models who will recieve the stats your GBC guys have when you link them over. It was a bonus feature allowing you to use the characters you've been building yourself in a different game, not "unlockable content".

dr_mario

#41

dr_mario said:

I'm not quite sure what they mean by this game isn't quite so "mario-ized" since I've never played any other mario golf but I have somewhat of and idea, personally this game is perfect to me the way it is. Definitely better than any other golf game I know of.

brooks83

#44

brooks83 said:

Wasn't NES Open Tournament Gold technically the first Mario sports game on a console? I mean I know it didn't have the Mario name in the title, but you played as Mario...

Marioman64

#46

Marioman64 said:

i remember when a brought this game to my friends house, he sucked so much that he slammed his clear rumble pak on the desk in frustration and it shattered. I however was doing an awesome job at getting birdies :)

get it for the mario, and the putt-putt (or miniature golf, whatever you want to call it)

DrakeStaff

#47

Drake said:

@ dr.mario: Later Mario sports games feature crazy stuff like character-specific special abilities, obstacles (Like Chain Chomps on the golf course) and other things. This game has none of that.

Bass_X0

#48

Bass_X0 said:

There's a lot of SNES games missing that should be on the VC. Both the Genesis and NES have about twice as many games than the SNES bizarrely.

Mipsymoodle

#52

Mipsymoodle said:

Thank God. A Nintendo 64 title. I have never played this but I got it just because I was craving some N64. It's a good game. I wish I had it when I had a N64 because I had the Game Boy version of the game and I hear the GB game and the N64 game are interchangeable.

Mario Golf: 5/5 stars.

It's a really good game. It is easy to learn but it takes a while to master. It is easily one of the greatest golf games I've played other than the Tiger Woods games.

SegaGamer93

#53

SegaGamer93 said:

I cant wait my little brother will be so happy he loves sports games thats something to do with Yoshi

Terra

#54

Terra said:

@Adamant
When the DSi is released, if we do get a portable VC, they might add the GBC version of Mario Golf and then they could link up to each other. It might need some work and, of course it's a big "If" but it's always a possibility that Nintendo Should consider

gameking23

#56

gameking23 said:

Finaly another N64 game I only wish that Nintendo would release more. At least we can all now buy Mario Golf.

Lando1

#57

Lando1 said:

Looks rather fun however, the graphics look sort of odd for a N64 game.

AgentSpalko

#58

AgentSpalko said:

When is this out on UK vitrual console? Love this game still, even thou it can get as frustrating as hell. Managed to get a few hole in ones, all the stars on ring shot, and unlock all characters. Took me ages to get metal Mario by getting all 100 + something birdie badges.

feng

#60

feng said:

God i hope mario golf gets an Eu Vc release this friday considering ONM is teasing us with a two page spread review and stating its already out, do they know something we don't?

Bass_X0

#61

Bass_X0 said:

they did the same with secret of mana - two page spread and saying its already out. they review american VC games assuming they will be released in the UK during the next available update. NGamer on the other hand looks back on the month just gone at the time of writing and offers thoughts on the games actually released in the U.K. I also noticed a distinct lack of VC games in this month's NOM. Maybe they had reviewed them already when they came out in America. Anyway, I hope we get SoM and Mario Golf tomorrow.

vegeta

#62

vegeta said:

come on nintendoe wheres mario party its like they love keeping us waiting

Ferret75

#63

Ferret75 said:

Would it REALLY be that hard to have added the unlockable characters?
They were already in the game's code.

Bass_X0

#64

Bass_X0 said:

well other people have said that they'd be pointless since they are only custom characters using the stats from the GBC game. I say that Nintendo should have made up some stats for them and have them unlocked from the start just so you could play as that particular character if you wanted to. i think its too much to hope for a GBC MG on DSi connectivity.

Mama_Luigi

#66

Mama_Luigi said:

Is this game worth getting? I have the GBC game and i like almost every Mario Game i have.

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