Mario Golf: Super Rush
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The weekend is here, which means it's time to dive into what we've all got planned with our Switches (and other consoles too, we guess).

Before that, however, let's take a look at what's been going on this week. First up, the Switch got its latest firmware update, and although it's not the most exciting thing in the world, we always appreciate a bit more stability with our consoles. Nintendo also announced that F-Zero Maximum Velocity would be coming to NSO (and it's out now!), while rumours started to gather pace about a potential Xbox handheld to give the Switch a bit of competition.

We also ran a wee poll to determine which is the best open-world Zelda game: Breath of the Wild or Tears of the Kingdom. Meanwhile, a whole bunch of reviews went live this week, so be sure to check out our thoughts on Star Wars Battlefront Classic Collection, Pepper Grinder, Otxo, South Park: Snow Day!, and of course, F-Zero Maximum Velocity.

Finally, Nintendo is holding a couple of decent sales in both the US and UK, so be sure to check out our breakdown of what's on offer:

Gavin Lane, Editor

I finally got through a run in Balatro, and while I'd like to just carry on, there's so much else to be playing. The Unicorn Overlord demo is calling, I still need to wrap up Llamasoft: The Jeff Minter Story, and I'd love to catch a performance of Princess Peach: Showtime!, too. And the chat earlier this week reminded me that I still haven't actually defeated Ganon in TOTK, either. Plenty to be getting on with.

Ollie Reynolds, Staff Writer

For reasons unknown, I recently dug out Mario Golf: Super Rush and gave it another go. It didn't click with me at first and although I don't think it's quite up there with Toadstool Tour, I'm having a lot of fun with it this time. I've also been diving back into Castlevania Anniversary Collection and concluding my time with Alien: Isolation (which is currently on offer by the way; I'd urge you to give it a go).

Jim Norman, Staff Writer

Things aren’t looking all that Switch-y for me at the moment which is a weird feeling but I’m rolling with it. I managed to pick up Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia on the 3DS last week which is proving to be a lot of fun. I also grabbed a little indie gem called The Last of Us: Part II on PS5 (you might have heard of it). I have somehow made it this far in life without having anything spoiled for me, so I’m excited to see what fun, sunshine and rainbows it has in store for me.

All that said, the eShop keeps tapping on my window while menacingly pointing at a sign which reads ‘Pentiment for £10.04’ and I honestly don’t know how long I can resist its threats.


That's what we have planned for the weekend, but what about you? Fill in the following poll with the game that you will be maining over the next few days and then slide into the comments to let us know what other titles are on the cards.

What are you playing this weekend (30th/31st March)? (546 votes)

  1. Princess Peach: Showtime! (Switch)5%
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Switch)4%
  3. Unicorn Overlord (Switch)3%
  4. Tim Stockdale's Riding Star (DS)3%
  5. Splatoon 3 (Switch)2%
  6. Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Switch)2%
  7. Balatro (Switch eShop)2%
  8. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)2%
  9. Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Switch)2%
  10. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)2%
  11. F-Zero 99 (Switch eShop)1%
  12. F-Zero Maximum Velocity (GBA)1%
  13. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)1%
  14. Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown (Switch)1%
  15. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB)1%
  16. Pepper Grinder (Switch eShop)1%
  17. Persona 5 Royal (Switch)1%
  18. Hogwarts Legacy (Switch)1%
  19. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch)1%
  20. No Man's Sky (Switch)1%
  21. Splatoon 3: Side Order (Switch eShop)1%
  22. Super Mario Maker 2 (Switch)1%
  23. Super Mario RPG (Switch)1%
  24. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch)1%
  25. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)1%
  26. Tomb Raider I-III Remastered (Switch eShop)1%
  27. Metroid Prime Remastered (Switch)1%
  28. Golden Sun (GBA)1%
  29. Mario Golf: Super Rush (Switch)1%
  30. Terra Memoria (Switch eShop)1%
  31. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Switch)1%
  32. Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (Switch)1%
  33. Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection (Switch eShop)1%
  34. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Switch eShop)1%
  35. Rocket League (Switch eShop)1%
  36. Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe (Switch)1%
  37. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Switch)1%
  38. Kirby and the Forgotten Land (Switch)1%
  39. WarioWare: Move It! (Switch)1%
  40. Final Fantasy VII (Switch eShop)  0%
  41. Metroid Prime: Federation Force (3DS)  0%
  42. Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Switch)  0%
  43. NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (Switch)  0%
  44. Vampire Survivors (Switch eShop)  0%
  45. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Switch)  0%
  46. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (Switch eShop)  0%
  47. Octopath Traveler II (Switch)  0%
  48. Metroid Dread (Switch)  0%
  49. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)  0%
  50. Fortnite (Switch eShop)  0%
  51. Suika Game (Switch eShop)  0%
  52. Star Ocean: The Second Story R (Switch)  0%
  53. Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS)  0%
  54. Stardew Valley (Switch eShop)  0%
  55. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)  0%
  56. Hitman: Blood Money - Reprisal (Switch eShop)  0%
  57. Paper Mario (N64)  0%
  58. The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe (Switch eShop)  0%
  59. Splatoon (Wii U)  0%
  60. SEGA Mega Drive Classics (Switch)  0%
  61. Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy (Switch)  0%
  62. Rayman Legends: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0%
  63. Dr. Mario (GB)  0%
  64. Tactics Ogre: Reborn (Switch)  0%
  65. Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)  0%
  66. Batman Arkham Trilogy (Switch)  0%
  67. Another Code: Recollection (Switch)  0%
  68. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch)  0%
  69. Pocket Card Jockey: Ride On! (Switch eShop)  0%
  70. Mario Party Superstars (Switch)  0%
  71. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (3DS)  0%
  72. Persona 5 Strikers (Switch)  0%
  73. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)  0%
  74. Hollow Knight (Switch eShop)  0%
  75. Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch)  0%
  76. Star Fox Guard (Wii U eShop)  0%
  77. Astalon: Tears of the Earth (Switch eShop)  0%
  78. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS)  0%
  79. Ace Attorney Investigations 2 (DS)  0%
  80. X-Scape (DSiWare)  0%
  81. Tetris Effect: Connected (Switch eShop)  0%
  82. Yo-Kai Watch Blasters: Red Cat Corps & White Dog Squad (3DS)  0%
  83. Yo-Kai Watch 3 (3DS)  0%
  84. Jump Rope Challenge (Switch eShop)  0%
  85. Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse (Switch)  0%
  86. South Park: The Stick of Truth (Switch eShop)  0%
  87. Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (Switch)  0%
  88. Picross S (Switch eShop)  0%
  89. Tetris Attack (SNES)  0%
  90. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS)  0%
  91. Streets of Rage 4 (Switch eShop)  0%
  92. Loop Hero (Switch eShop)  0%
  93. Portal: Companion Collection (Switch eShop)  0%
  94. Quake II (Switch eShop)  0%
  95. Hotshot Racing (Switch eShop)  0%
  96. Abzu (Switch eShop)  0%
  97. Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)  0%
  98. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Switch)  0%
  99. Alan Wake Remastered (Switch eShop)  0%
  100. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection (Switch eShop)  0%
  101. Pentiment (Switch eShop)  0%
  102. The Last Spell (Switch eShop)  0%
  103. PlateUp! (Switch eShop)  0%
  104. Felix the Cat (Switch eShop)  0%
  105. EA Sports FC 24 (Switch)  0%
  106. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)  0%
  107. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - The Teal Mask (Switch eShop)  0%
  108. Sonic Heroes (GCN)  0%
  109. Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- Reunion (Switch)  0%
  110. Dave The Diver (Switch eShop)  0%
  111. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)  0%
  112. SongPop Party (Switch eShop)  0%
  113. Mario Party 9 (Wii)  0%
  114. Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection (Switch eShop)  0%
  115. Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon (Switch)  0%
  116. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game - Complete Edition (Switch eShop)  0%
  117. We Love Katamari REROLL + Royal Reverie (Switch)  0%
  118. Pokémon Legends: Z-A (Switch)  0%
  119. Lost in Play (Switch eShop)  0%
  120. Tiny Lands (Switch eShop)  0%
  121. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (Switch eShop)  0%
  122. Inscryption (Switch eShop)  0%
  123. Resident Evil Gaiden (GBC)  0%
  124. Fall Guys (Switch eShop)  0%
  125. Octopath Traveler (Switch)  0%
  126. Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - The Indigo Disk (Switch eShop)  0%
  127. void* tRrLM2(); //Void Terrarium 2 (Switch eShop)  0%
  128. Centipede: Recharged (Switch eShop)  0%
  129. Black Widow: Recharged (Switch eShop)  0%
  130. Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration (Switch)  0%
  131. South Park: Snow Day! (Switch)  0%
  132. Pocket Penguin DX: A Retro Style Adventure (Switch eShop)  0%
  133. A Building Full of Cats (Switch eShop)  0%
  134. Islets (Switch eShop)  0%
  135. Part Time UFO (Switch eShop)  0%
  136. Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (GBC)  0%
  137. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)  0%
  138. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (N64)  0%
  139. BioShock Remastered (Switch eShop)  0%
  140. Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory (Switch)  0%
  141. Baten Kaitos I & II HD Remaster (Switch)  0%
  142. Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)  0%
  143. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)  0%
  144. Fae Farm (Switch)  0%
  145. Macross: Shooting Insight (Switch)  0%
  146. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (Switch eShop)  0%
  147. Illusion of Gaia (SNES)  0%
  148. LEGO City: Undercover (Switch)  0%
  149. XCOM 2 Collection (Switch)  0%
  150. Wargroove (Switch eShop)  0%
  151. Mario Sports Superstars (3DS)  0%
  152. Good Job! (Switch eShop)  0%
  153. Life is Strange: Arcadia Bay Collection (Switch eShop)  0%
  154. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)  0%
  155. Bokura (Switch eShop)  0%
  156. Otogi Katsugeki Mameda no Bakeru: Oracle Saitarou no Sainan!! (Switch)  0%
  157. Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition (New 3DS)  0%
  158. Tomodachi Life (3DS)  0%
  159. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Switch)  0%
  160. Kirby's Dream Buffet (Switch eShop)  0%
  161. BioShock Infinite: The Complete Edition (Switch eShop)  0%
  162. Ring Fit Adventure (Switch)  0%
  163. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)  0%
  164. Tunic (Switch eShop)  0%
  165. TRIANGLE STRATEGY (Switch)  0%
  166. Fell Seal: Arbiter's Mark (Switch eShop)  0%
  167. The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles (Switch)  0%
  168. Celeste (Switch eShop)  0%
  169. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch)  0%
  170. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)  0%
  171. Eastward: Octopia (Switch eShop)  0%
  172. Disney Dreamlight Valley (Switch eShop)  0%
  173. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana (Switch)  0%
  174. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (3DS)  0%
  175. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection (Switch)  0%
  176. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Switch)  0%
  177. Nintendo 64 - Nintendo Switch Online (Switch eShop)  0%
  178. Inazuma Eleven: Victory Road (Switch)  0%
  179. CrossCode (Switch eShop)  0%
  180. Cult of the Lamb (Switch eShop)  0%
  181. Disney Speedstorm (Switch eShop)  0%
  182. Killer Instinct (SNES)  0%
  183. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS)  0%
  184. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)  0%
  185. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp (Mobile)  0%
  186. Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)  0%
  187. Metroid Fusion (GBA)  0%
  188. Arietta of Spirits (Switch)  0%
  189. Sea of Stars (Switch eShop)  0%
  190. Mega Man X Legacy Collection (Switch eShop)  0%
  191. Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Switch eShop)  0%
  192. Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (Switch)  0%
  193. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)  0%
  194. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)  0%
  195. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (Switch)  0%
  196. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy (3DS eShop)  0%
  197. Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)  0%
  198. Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS)  0%
  199. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope DLC 2: The Last Spark Hunter (Switch eShop)  0%
  200. Super Mario Party (Switch)  0%
  201. Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story (Switch eShop)  0%
  202. The Legend of Heroes: Trails through Daybreak (Switch)  0%
  203. Nintendo Switch Sports (Switch)  0%
  204. The Messenger (Switch eShop)  0%
  205. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)  0%
  206. Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)  0%
  207. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Switch)  0%
  208. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)  0%
  209. Genshin Impact (Switch eShop)  0%
  210. Lost Sphear (Switch)  0%
  211. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0%
  212. OPUS: Echo of Starsong - Full Bloom Edition (Switch eShop)  0%
  213. Horizon Chase Turbo (Switch eShop)  0%
  214. Crysis Remastered Trilogy (Switch eShop)  0%
  215. Alien: Isolation (Switch eShop)  0%
  216. Mushihimesama (Switch eShop)  0%
  217. Minecraft (Switch)  0%
  218. Fashion Dreamer (Switch)  0%
  219. Penny's Big Breakaway (Switch eShop)  0%
  220. Fast RMX (Switch eShop)  0%
  221. The Legend Of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Switch)  0%
  222. PowerWash Simulator (Switch eShop)  0%
  223. Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Switch eShop)  0%
  224. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch)  0%
  225. Kingdom Come Deliverance: Royal Edition (Switch)  0%
  226. Pokémon X & Y (3DS)  0%
  227. Super Metroid (SNES)  0%
  228. DELTARUNE Chapter 1&2 (Switch eShop)  0%
  229. Legend of Grimrock (Switch eShop)  0%
  230. Fire 'n Ice (NES)  0%
  231. Yo-Kai Watch 4 (Switch)  0%
  232. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)  0%
  233. Ashen (Switch eShop)  0%
  234. Dragon Quest Monsters: The Dark Prince (Switch)  0%
  235. Super Mario World (SNES)  0%
  236. WWE Day of Reckoning (GCN)  0%
  237. Full Void (Switch eShop)  0%
  238. Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Switch)  0%
  239. Katamari Damacy REROLL (Switch eShop)  0%
  240. Piczle Cross: Story of Seasons (Switch eShop)  0%
  241. Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (Switch eShop)  0%
  242. Boomerang Fu (Switch eShop)  0%
  243. Cadence of Hyrule: Crypt of the NecroDancer Featuring The Legend of Zelda (Switch eShop)  0%
  244. The Jackbox Party Starter (Switch eShop)  0%
  245. Pikmin 4 (Switch)  0%
  246. EGGCONSOLE Ys II PC-8801mkIISR (Switch eShop)  0%
  247. Groove Coaster Wai Wai Party!!!! (Switch eShop)  0%
  248. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0%
  249. Resident Evil 6 (Switch eShop)  0%
  250. Super Mario 64 (N64)  0%
  251. Mario Kart 64 (N64)  0%
  252. Mario Party (N64)  0%
  253. Mario Golf (N64)  0%
  254. Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist Of Salburg (Switch eShop)  0%
  255. Astral Chain (Switch)  0%
  256. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (Switch)  0%
  257. Desktop Baseball (Switch eShop)  0%
  258. Shadowverse: Champion's Battle (Switch)  0%
  259. Theatrhythm Final Bar Line (Switch)  0%
  260. Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition (Switch)  0%
  261. Please, Touch The Artwork (Switch eShop)  0%
  262. Assault Suits Valken Declassified (Switch eShop)  0%
  263. Breakout: Recharged (Switch eShop)  0%
  264. Monster Sanctuary (Switch eShop)  0%
  265. Return of the Obra Dinn (Switch eShop)  0%
  266. Palia (Switch eShop)  0%
  267. Sonic Superstars (Switch)  0%
  268. Narita Boy (Switch eShop)  0%
  269. Wylde Flowers (Switch eShop)  0%
  270. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Switch eShop)  0%
  271. Retro Bowl (Switch eShop)  0%
  272. Hades (Switch eShop)  0%
  273. Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS)  0%
  274. Crypt of the NecroDancer (Switch eShop)  0%
  275. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Switch)  0%
  276. UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH II Sys:Celes (Switch)  0%
  277. Resident Evil Revelations (Switch eShop)  0%
  278. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] (Switch)  0%
  279. Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch)  0%
  280. Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)  0%
  281. LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Switch)  0%
  282. Star Ocean: First Departure R (Switch eShop)  0%
  283. Quake (Switch eShop)  0%
  284. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (Switch)  0%