Mario Golf (N64)

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.
User Review




FUN: NA/10

- Reviewed by Hal Brownlee
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