Nintendo has just released the latest entry in the Mario Golf series for the Switch. The gimmick unique to this one is "Speed Golf" - a mode where you tee off at the same time against other players and quite literally race through the course to get your ball in the hole first.
We must admit when Nintendo first showcased this mode in Mario Golf: Super Rush it was a pretty odd sight for such a sport (even by video game standards). Can you imagine how silly it might look if golf was played this fast in real life though? Well wonder no more - a TikTok user by the name of Daniel LaBelle recently shared a clip of what it would be like if people played golf as fast as Mario, and this is the result:
It seems like it would be absolute mayhem in real life - just like in the video game. We provided a breakdown of Mario's speed golf mode in our review:
"It's not just about speed, though, as your end score in speed golf, for example, is your completion time plus 30 seconds per shot, so finding the balance between speed and accuracy is important."
What do you think of this speedy take on real-life golf? Are you enjoying the new Speed Golf mode in Super Rush? Leave a comment down below.
I like stuff like this, its just being silly to be silly.
That’s funny. I’m really enjoying my time with the new Mario Golf, by the way haters.
@mereel People are allowed to dislike a game, and the reasons people dislike super rush are pretty valid, and this is coming from someone who enjoys super rush
I had that cartoon running sfx playing in my head the whole video.
@Doofenshmirtz TBH I didn't feel like people hated on it as much as they showed why they didn't find it fun, I wouldn't call it hate per-say.
1. Turn into Black & White style silent movie.
2. Play some ragtime piano tunes
3. Speed up the video by 2 x
Then you got Charlie Chaplin speed run golf style.
Looks like something out of Viva La Dirt League or How Ridiculous! It's like Nintendo made a game based on wacky online videos.
Didn't Halo Reach also have this years ago?
Me and friends are gonna do exactly that in Palm Desert in a few weeks, good timing
That's not how any of this works, love or hate this game it's only a personal subjective opinion, people trying to validate personal views either way, by suggesting their own opinions are somehow objective are wrong, and certainly not valid in any way, other than on an individual level.
For instance just like you I love the game, but that does not mean we are correct and everyone else who does not like it is wrong, it's our own personal view of the matter, based on our own tastes etc, or something like that.
HOWEVER!!! How cool would it be if players at “Mario Golf Karts” so you could also drive from hole to hole. Could be dope!!!!
I would actually watch golf on tv if it looked like that. Imagine all the old pro golfers running around. Lol might have a heart attack before hole 2.
@AvianBlue I watched Ryukahr's video of him playing Super Rush and he read a comment of a viewer saying they'd actually watch golf on TV if it was like speed golf. I agree, it'd be hilarious and entertaining. It might wear thin quickly, but maybe not. It would be dangerous too.
I like all the modes I've tried in Super Rush, and speed golf really is a homerun and super fun.
Yeah, there are a number of issues with bringing this into reality.
Firstly, if completely goes against the core principles of golf. Which is to say, it turns the sport into a genuinely entertaining spectacle.
The second issue is that if real golf were like this, politicians would be forced to put some effort into something.
Keep this stuff in video games please, and away from our green and pleasant fairways.
There are many politicians who are not lazy and don’t even play golf. This is a low blow at an easy target. Sorry.
Happy Gilmore would be a pro at that...
Most things from games would be weird when done in real life. That's why you do so in games.
It's not too often I'm presented with a Tik Tok video that actually gets me to smile. But this suits me to a tee!
Because...it will be absolutely ridiculous? Nobody with a right mind would play golf while running at the same time while everyone is knocking out eachother over who can get a hole first. But yeah, it's only a silly idea.
Hahahahhaa, this genuinly brought tears to my eyes from laughing!
Like make golf a whole lot better such a boring game , everybody’s golf and Mario golf made me enjoy the sport but playing in real life no dice
I have seen that Tik Tok before the last trailer for Mario Golf and the speedy golfing mode immediately reminded me of it. My GF and I couldn't stop laughing!
Looks like a great exercise routine
Well, I cancelled my order for the game after reading NL's review. Speed Golf did not sell me the game. Maybe 10 plus courses may have done. But six, and most reviews said only three or four were any good was the main reason I am not playing it now.
The article and the comments here are embarrassing.
Speed golf is an actual endurance sport, that actually exists IRL. It's not something that was invented for a console game.
I was playing this last night and honestly it feels ridiculous. Golf is such a laid back sport and you throw this in there and it’s just so out of place. They should have called this Mario Golf Party. It feels like they dumbed down the golf game and added juvenile stuff to appeal to the kiddos. The gimmick will wear off for the ones who are starry eyed over this. If they’d left this ridiculous racing aspect out maybe they could have focused on adding more courses like we should have had in the game.
Speed Golf is an actual thing in real life. Bit insulting to those people to call it "ridicuclous".
Secondly, it is also insulting to say that "the gimmick will wear off for the ones who are starry eyed over this". It seems to me you think you are right and they are wrong and shouldn't be liking the game. People like it, some don't. Get over it. I am loving it and it isn't a "gimmick". It is a fun and sometimes challenging mode.
Thirdly, we are getting more courses. If you aren't happy with 6, wait a bit and then buy the game.
@jariw It's a bit insulting to those who play the sport imo. If people don't like the game, they don't have to make it seem like no one does. I have seen this so often recently - "If I don't like it no one does". I am loving the new modes in this game and overall the game is a lot more fun and interesting than World Tour was.
If they want to play a standard game of golf, that is literally an option. They don't have to act like the new modes shouldn't have been made just because they don't like it. If they want more courses, they just need to wait a bit for the courses to be added and then buy the game.
If this was done in real life, I can imagine someone getting hit pretty easily.
@Maxz Now, Speed Golf IS a real sport. But it's not as crazy and out of this world as its Mushroom Kingdom counterpart https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speed_golf
I really don't see the point in Speed Golf in this game, no advantage come from being quicker. Although it has given me an idea you could do it when playing Mini Golf. All of you tee off at once and you have to be the first person to get your ball in the hole. Doesn't matter how many shots it takes you, as long as yours is the first in. Only rule is you have to wait until your ball has stopped before taking the next shot. That means people can absolutely knock your ball away with theirs before you take the shot. I can just imagine how frantic it would be with 4 people all desperately trying to whack their balls in without taking time to aim. Balls knocking into each other as they're heading for the hole, etc. It would be chaos, and actually better than this Mario Golf format.
@Baker1000 I don't like the speed golf mode much but I played against my friends and we all got it in 3 but I was the fastest, meaning I got first, so it defo affects the score and being fast, absolutely destroyed my pals in the end being quicker lol
The funny thing is, this game will still sell more copies than Xenoblade Chronicles DE.
Or i should actually call that a tragedy.
@serouj2000 Thank you for bringing this to my attention. I am thrilled to learn the sport is real! I had no idea!
To be fair, how many Mario games wouldn't? Including Kart - pretty sure those Tokyo knockoffs didn't feature squids and blue shells.
I'm so confused by all the people talking about how this game is just Mario Party with golf balls. Isn't that what the Mario sports games are?
I could be wrong, I don't play very many of these games, but when I'm playing Mario Kart I don't expect it to play like a straight race. I expect something like Mario Party, with go-karts. Gigantic gorillas and dragon turtle things racing against toadstool people, princesses and literal babies, whacking eachother with fireballs and blue shells that are actually designed to help the hindmost racer catch up. You know, kind of the opposite of actual road racing.
I don't go around video game forums saying MK is a bad game because it's nothing like real racing.
Have I been wrong about these games all along? Was Mario Golf always an actual golfing game?
Ordinary golf games is boring.
Speed Golf from Nintendo surprisingly got my attention.
@lighteningbolt79 hmm where do I begin. First of all, you didn’t read my message thoroughly or thoughtfully because I said I was playing this last night (in other words, I already bought the game). Secondly I do know that speed golf is a sport and I did not insult anyone who plays it. Thirdly, do you find ghosts, koopas, gorillas, etc on the course when you play speed golf in real life? What? You don’t? Okay so let’s go back to what I originally said. This game feels ridiculous. I have played all the Mario Golf games up to this point and none have felt as uncomfortably designed as this one. If it was a Mario Party game with golf thrown in, fine, that makes sense. A Mario Golf game with this crazy racing around just doesn’t feel right. I’m entitled to my opinion. The sales of this game will prove my point. So far they aren’t what they should be for a Mario Golf game or a Nintendo first party release.
I really don't care if you have bought the game or not. Updates are coming. If you aren't happy with 6, wait a bit.
Most Mario Golf games have some unrealistic element to them. In fact, in World Tour there is an underwater course. It is a MARIO game, which don't tend to be realistic. If you want a realistic game, either don't play a Mario game, or just play the Rookie Course or Bonnie Greens. What surprises me more is that you have played previous Mario Golf games before so you should know that not every element of them is realistic.
I personally love how this game feels and looks. It is my favourite Mario Golf game I have played. I am allowed that opinion. I am not "starry eyed" over it. I find it fun, despite you acting like that isn't allowed.
You barely have a point. Your point is that you don't like the game and are trying to make it seem like no one does.
What are the sales? You seem to have some very telling figures considering you are saying "they aren’t what they should be for a Mario Golf game or a Nintendo first party release". What should they be?
Damn that was a funny interpretation. I have no problem with a real life version if anyone wanted to entertain it 😂
@Kiyata You have sales figures on a game that released on Friday? How did you come by those?
I don't know, maybe you've got an inside line on live sales figures from around the world. I'd honestly like to know if such a thing exists.
The only live number I can find anywhere is that it's currently #1 in Switch games on Amazon, and also #5 in overall video game sales (and the first four items in Amazon's "top 100 video games" aren't even games, so really it's #1 on all consoles).
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Next time, speed golf in other planet, galaxy, the surreal world because it looks fun to play speed golf with imaginary places.
I would watch the hell out of golf if that’s what it looked like, that looks amazing.
NINJA LOVES GOLF SPEED NINJA APPROVED
Lol love it.
I really enjoy the speed golf in Super Rush. But I also like the normal golf and the fact everyone can go at the same time.
Just got done unlocking all the courses. They're so well designed. I really do love this entry. And the motion controls are actually really good!
Nothing like a round of golf with motion. It brings me back to the Wii days.
@Doofenshmirtz People are not allowed to do everything in their power to discourage others from liking a game though, which is what a lot of people have been doing lately.
@mereel You’re not supposed to say you like games on this site. Everyone knows that.
I can only imagine what kind of physical condition one must have for 18 holes of speed golf.
If I HAD to play golf, this is the only way I would want to do it.
Played the game alot over the weekend. 7/10 for your review is spot on for me. It's a good game but no more, it's certainly missing that Nintendo polish and charm. The golf itself is largely competant and along with the additional courses/modes promised, I think I will just about get my money's worth...
Nintendo must be REALLY disappointed with these sales... https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/06/uk_charts_mario_golf_super_rush_scores_a_debut_hole_in_one
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