Save 'em for summer
Wii U eShop / N64
Serious Golf for Serious Plumbers
You could argue that the best part of many of the Mario sports titles is that they bring goofy, lighthearted aspects to those pastimes. Games like Super Mario Strikers and Mario Hoops: 3 on 3 all make dramatic changes to the sports they're portraying, capturing the attention of players who might not be interested in...
Save 'em for summer
Nintendo of Europe and Nintendo Australia / New Zealand have had a reasonable recent record of adding neat products to Club Nintendo, and it's now swung into action with a rather attractive golf ball set. It's not exactly golfing season in Europe — far from it — but it's summertime Down Under; in either case it's a tempting...
One of Mario Golfs biggest successes is its intuitive and simple interface; its easy for anyone to play, making it a title that appeals even to those who dont show any enthusiasm for the real-life sport. Featuring a good number of playable characters; varied and challenging courses; and connectivity with the Game Boy Color version,...
Wii U eShop / GBA
Like Golden Sun, if all the weapons were golf clubs
Mario is a surprisingly active fellow. We've said it before and we'll say it again — the doughy little guy is a total sports nut, and he owes much of this to the kind developers at Camelot, who have a gift for creating really solid titles that allow him to strut his stuff. Like previous titles in...
Time to rush around the toughest course
We're now into our third week of Mario Golf: World Tour tournaments — the NLife Open is underway with the code 62-8482-5663-7364. Of course, we also let you decide many of the terms of the NLife Masters, a contest decide to separate the star characters from the standard unlocks, where skills are put to the...
Stepping up another level
It's time once again, a day behind our normal schedule, to reveal the results of the latest Nintendo Life tournaments in Mario Golf: World Tour; we'll also get the ball rolling on the next round, too. Let's start with the winners. Last week saw NLife veteran and reviewer Marcel van Duyn — aka Drake — win both...
Nabbit while you can
The second helping of DLC for Mario Golf: World Tour is now available in both North America and Europe. The new Flower pack takes up 447 blocks (that's the EU size) and showcases the Layer-Cake Desert and Sparkling Waters 18-hole courses. Furthermore, that loveable rogue Nabbit is now a playable character, and as before fresh...
Now it's getting serious
After an opening week in which three players dominated the Nintendo Life tournaments, we're now up and running on this week's competition — the NLife Open is underway now with the code 38-1178-3488-9460. As promised, however, your votes in a variety of polls set the requirements for the NLife Masters, even if we did have...
The gauntlet has been thrown down
It's the moment that golfers have been waiting for, the results of the opening NLife Open and NLife Masters tournaments in Mario Golf: World Tour, in addition to the launch of the new tournaments. It's on! Let's start with the winners. These show-offs took up the top three positions in both tournaments, while the...
Step it up
With Mario Golf: World Tour now gracing 3DS and 2DS systems around the world, we decided last week to launch our first NLife Open tournament; hit up that link for the full details. As explained in that article we'll be running two contests a week, the second voted for by you, and a day later than planned here are the results of your...
Vote for a second tournament's rules
Mario Golf: World Tour is a bit brilliant, and even when you've gone through the single player action there's much more to do — the online options are potentially never-ending. Now, by popular demand and because it's too good a chance to pass up, we're going to be running our own weekly tournaments that are...
An excellent approach
Mario Golf: World Tour has arrived on 3DS, and if it's not on your current wishlist you should perhaps reconsider. It takes the basics of golf and smothers them in Super Mario charm, with a careful blend of solid mechanics and typical Mushroom Kingdom zaniness. Whether an inexperienced player or a skilled gamer, it...
Add-on packs are separate downloads
Mario Golf: World Tour has hit shelves in North America and Europe, and we’re certainly fans of the game as we awarded it 9/10 in our review. One of the title’s features, which has divided opinion among the Nintendo community, is Mario Golf’s DLC. Nintendo offering additional paid-for content isn’t a...
Hard to putt down
For a slightly out of shape plumber that very rarely seems to do any actual plumbing, Mario sure enjoys plenty of different sports. It remains an integral part of Nintendo's delightfully quirky games catalogue for its mascot and the residents of the Mushroom Kingdom to meet up for various extra-curricular activities, and golf is a...
Wants your green for more greens
Earlier today Nintendo confirmed details for DLC in Mario Golf: World Tour, which has prompted plenty of spirited debate. It's a title that does include 10 courses right off the tee, though the addition of extra paid content — especially of the day one variety — always prompts discussion. There'll be three...
Club together some cash
Update: Nintendo of Europe has now confirmed its own pricing details, including an introductory offer for the season pass: Mushroom Pack — 2nd May (€5.99 / £5.39) Includes two new 18-hole courses and Toadette as a playable character. Flower Pack — "later in May" (€5.99 / £5.39) Includes two new 18-hole...
Sky Island! DK Jungle! Bowser's Castle!
Mario Golf: World Tour's getting closer to its retail tee time, and as a result Nintendo's keen to spread the word about the upcoming 3DS release. The company just recently confirmed online tournament details and Callaway branding, and has now gone a step further in showing three new courses on the way. While...
Callaway branding and North American demo confirmed
Mario Golf: World Tour is just two weeks away, and Nintendo has confirmed some additional details to tempt us onto the course. The main news for those of you in North America is that a demo will be released in the region next week on 24th April — it'll be available on 17th April in Europe...
Swinging to the fore
Mario Golf: World Tour has had an odd history to date. Announced in early 2013 for a "Summer" release, it was quietly pushed back to later in the year before drifting into 2014 with little attention going its way; perhaps distracted by the sheer range of hot releases on 3DS throughout the year and the ongoing issues and...
Make sure you're a member when the game launches on May 2nd
Die-hard Mario Golf fans will be pleased to know the latest Nintendo Direct today provided new information regarding the single-player mode in the upcoming Mario Golf: World Tour. In addition to previously announced multiplayer features, the game will also include a s
During today's Nintendo Direct presentations it was confirmed that a new Mario Golf game is coming to the 3DS this summer. Mario Golf: World Tour is being developed by Camelot Software Planning and will feature a wide range of courses — including some inspired by the fantasy world Mario and his friends inhabit — as well as improved...
3DS eShop / GBC
A beautiful day on the links
Released in 1999 to dovetail with the N64 game of the same name, the Game Boy Color version of Mario Golf is more than just a scaled-back, portable edition. In fact, it stands well enough on its own merits, and it's almost unfortunate that it shares a name with its console counterpart; it really does have an identity all...
Mario hits the links
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 the Virtual Boy, Nintendo soon made the plumber try golf, and, more...
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