Reviewed by Hal Brownlee
Mario golf is possibly one of the best golf games to ever hit
the electronic world. If you don't have it rent it. If you can't
rent it find a friend with it and borrow it from them.
Graphics 9 out of 10
The graphics for Mario golf is what you would expect for a Mario
game. The graphics are excellent. All of the characters look the
way they should and the courses are incredible. There are very
few flaws with the graphics. When going up to swing you fade in
and out which can be annoying. But the awesome characters and
unique plays make the graphics way worth while. If you have ever
played Mario party one or two these graphics are very similar.
Music and Sound 8 out of 10
The music is just what it should be. Different courses have
different songs and it all makes the golfing much better. The
sound if very good. Each character speaks their own lines and
the sound effects are very good. Each character has a different
swing and a different sound. Nintendo has made a special touch
to this game because you can make distracting sounds to other
players when they come up to swing. The music and sound are excellent.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
This game is challenging. There are multiple ways of playing this golf
experience and my personal favorite is the miniature golf course. In
normal play the courses are difficult. Getting par takes a good whack.
The overall game is very challenging because you have to earn
characters by beating them on an 18 hole. Sound easy, not quite.
Imagine getting up next to Bowser and his giant girth. He gets on
the green while you still have two more swings to get there. Other
parts of the game are challenging as well including having to get
the ball through a ring. This is definitely a game that will keep
you coming back just to finish.
Game Play-Fun 8 out of 10
This game is a load of fun, especially with four players. If you
have ever miniature golfed with your friends you have only experienced
half of the fun. You can't believe the entertainment in trying to get
your buddies to screw up on a swing. With friends or by yourself
you will find this a load of fun. Unfortunately it will start to wear
down with time unless you have someone to compete against.
Rumble Pak 10 out of 10
The rumble pack is the best in this game. Every time you swing you
feel the real vibration. Although the game is completely the same
without it, the rumble pack really does enhance the game.
This game will make you mad after competing with Bowser. It will
take a long time to perfectly master but once you have you will
love this game. The frustration does get high when you are starting
out, learning the technique of the game and keeping it in bounds.
The frustration is one of the main parts of the game especially
in the short game but it just makes it more like really playing golf.
Replayability 7 out of 10
This game is totally repayable because it is hard to beat. It will
take a long time to master this game so replayability is not an issue.
Of course you will get tired of certain courses, but you can earn more
as the game progresses. If you have a friend to play with the game
will last much longer. Don't worry though. this game is perfect for
the long run, it will take a while to find their antics no longer desirable.
Game Value 10 out of 10
Although this game was expensive when purchased, it is definitely
worth its value. This game may not be perfect for you, especially
if you don't like golf. This game has so much to do that it is truly
amazing that they got it all into the Nintendo 64 cartrage. Rent it
if you are unsure of its value and you will soon be buying it.
Parents approval 10 out of 10
This game has no violence in it and no controversial material. This
game will not be offensive to anyone and it may be the game that
your parents will buy for you. Like any other Mario game this one
is suitable for anyone who is capable of playing it
Overall 9 out of 10
Mario golf may be one of the best games you can own. It will last for
a long time and you will definitely enjoy it. If you get this game make
sure you share it with all of your friends, because it is something
everyone should play once.