Mario Golf: Advance Tour

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Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Mariogolfgba.jpg
Developer(s) Camelot
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, Virtual Console (Wii U)
Release date Game Boy Advance
Japan April 22, 2004
USA June 22, 2004
Australia July 8, 2004
Europe September 17, 2004
Virtual Console (Wii U)
Europe August 28, 2014
Australia August 28, 2014
Japan September 10, 2014
USA September 25, 2014
Genre Role-playing Game & Golf
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Wii U:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Game Boy Advance:
Media GBA icon.png Cartridge
Input
Wii U:
Wiimote Sideways.png Wii Remote (Sideways)
Game Boy Advance:

Mario Golf: Advance Tour, known in Japan as Mario Golf: GBA Tour (マリオゴルフ GBAツアー), is the fourth installment of the Mario Golf series and the Game Boy Advance counterpart of Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour for the Nintendo GameCube. It continues the RPG style of the Mario Golf series. It is advertised as being Role-Playing Golf. The game was re-released on the Wii U's Virtual Console in 2014.

Controls[edit]

Menu[edit]

  • A Button - Confirm
  • B Button - Back
  • +Control Pad - Select
  • L Button - Left-Handed Character
  • R Button - Star Character
  • Select Button - Change Clubs (once unlocked)

Field[edit]

  • A Button - Confirm
  • B Button - Back
  • +Control Pad - Move
  • Start Button - Menu
  • Select Button - Change Clubs (in Menu Screen)

Golf[edit]

  • A Button - Start Swing/Choose Power (automatic)
  • B Button - Choose Power (manual)
  • A Button + A Button - Topspin
  • B Button + B Button - Backspin
  • A Button + B Button - Super Topspin
  • B Button + A Button - Super Backspin
  • +Control Pad - Change Direction/Change Clubs
  • R Button - Increase Power Bar
  • L Button - Decrease Power Bar

Characters[edit]

The game features eight playable Mario characters in all, four of which have to be unlocked. There are also even more exclusive human characters that Camelot made for the game. The two main characters in Mario Golf: Advance Tour can be transferred to the Nintendo GameCube game Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour if the Player uses the GBA to Gamecube link cable. It is the second Mario Golf game where Luigi is an unlockable character after Mario Golf. It is also the third Mario Golf game where Wario is an unlockable character after the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Golf and the Mario Golf and the second Mario Golf game where Bowser is an unlockable character after Mario Golf and the only Mario Golf game where Waluigi is an unlockable character.

Mario Princess Peach Yoshi Donkey Kong
MGMario2.PNG MGPeach.PNG MGYoshi.PNG MGDK.PNG
Drive 212 (*280) yards Drive 203 (*235) yards Drive 208 (*250) yards Drive 215 (*285) yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Straight Trajectory Straight Trajectory Fade 6
Height +4 Height -1 Height ±0 Height -3
Impact +1 (*-4) Impact +4 (*+1) Impact +3 (*±0) Impact +1 (*-5)
Control -4 Control +3 Control ±0 Control -4
Spin +5 Spin -5 Spin ±0 Spin +2
Nice Shot Effect Red Star Nice Shot Effect Love Kiss Nice Shot Effect Green Impact Nice Shot Effect Air Wave
Putts Joe Grace Sherry
PuttsArt.PNG Joe.jpg GraceArt.PNG Sherry.jpg
Drive 215 yards Drive 220 yards Drive 225 yards Drive 230 yards
Trajectory Draw 1 Trajectory Draw 3 Trajectory Straight Trajectory Straight
Height -3 Height +3 Height -1 Height +2
Impact +3 Impact +2 Impact +1 Impact +2
Control +3 Control +4 Control +1 Control +2
Spin -1 Spin +1 Spin -3 Spin ±0
Nice Shot Effect Electric Wave Nice Shot Effect Blast Nice Shot Effect Pink Impact Nice Shot Effect Red Impact
Unlock Doubles Story Match #1 Unlock Singles Story Match #1 Unlock Doubles Story Match #2 Unlock Singles Story Match #2
Tiny Azalea Gene Kid
Tinyart.PNG Azalea.png GeneArt.PNG Kid.jpg
Drive 260 yards Drive 240 yards Drive 250 yards Drive 270 yards
Trajectory Draw 4 Trajectory Fade 2 Trajectory Fade 4 Trajectory Draw 2
Height +4 Height +1 Height -2 Height ±0
Impact -2 Impact ±0 Impact -1 Impact -3
Control -1 Control ±0 Control -1 Control -2
Spin +4 Spin -2 Spin +2 Spin +3
Nice Shot Effect Blue Impact Nice Shot Effect Fireball Nice Shot Effect Blue Star Nice Shot Effect Water Splash
Unlock Doubles Story Match #3 Unlock Singles Story Match #3 Unlock Doubles Story Match #4 Unlock Singles Story Match #4
Luigi Bowser Waluigi Wario
MGLuigi.PNG Bowser MGTT.png MGWaluigi.PNG MGWario.PNG
Drive 206 (*240) yards Drive 217 (*290) yards Drive 209 (*260) yards Drive 210 (*265) yards
Trajectory Fade 3 Trajectory Draw 6 Trajectory Draw 3 Trajectory Fade 5
Height -4 Height ±0 Height ±0 Height -6
Impact +3 (*±0) Impact ±0 (*-5) Impact +3 (*-2) Impact +2 (*-2)
Control +2 Control -5 Control -1 Control -2
Spin -3 Spin +6 Spin +2 Spin ±0
Nice Shot Effect Blue Ray Nice Shot Effect Explosion Nice Shot Effect Purple Ray Nice Shot Effect Thunder
Unlock Transfer1 Unlock Transfer2 Unlock Transfer3 Unlock Transfer4

1 - Gain some experience in Toadstool Tour.
2 - Collect 81 Birdie Badges in Toadstool Tour.
3 - Collect 27 Birdie Badges in Toadstool Tour.
4 - Collect 54 Birdie Badges in Toadstool Tour.

Non-Playable Characters[edit]

Courses[edit]

Collectibles[edit]

Throughout the game, several collectibles appear as items that the player may find in the map. They include 1-Up Mushrooms, Drinks and Custom Tickets.

1-Ups[edit]

1-Ups increase the players level by 1. They can be found in various places.

Bottles[edit]

Bottles can be found in various places on the map. They increase distance by 3, 4 or 5 yards, depending on the drink. There are Muscle Drinks, Hyper Bottles and Super Bottles.

Custom Tickets[edit]

Custom Tickets are used to order clubs from the Club Maker. Different Tickets give different Clubs that the Club Maker can make.

Custom Clubs[edit]

Clubs Affect Ticket Needed
POW Distance increases by 10%, Shot worsens by 1 Custom Ticket A
Low-Fly Decrease Height by 3, decease Spin by 1 Custom Ticket A
Straight Shot improves by 2, Control worsens by 1 Custom Ticket A
Sweet Increase Impact by 2, worsen Shot by 1 Custom Ticket A
Control Increase Control by 2, worsen Shot by 1 Custom Ticket A
Backspin Increase Spin by 2, lower Control by 1, adds Special Backspin effect Custom Ticket B
Super Low-Fly Height is lowered by 5, Spin is lowered by 2 Custom Ticket B
Super Straight Automatically makes the Shot Trajectory Straight, lowers Distance by roughly 5% Custom Ticket B
Super Sweet Impact is increased by 4, Shot is worsened by 2 and Control is lowered by 1 Custom Ticket B
Super POW Distance increases by 20%, worsens Shot by 2, decreases Control by 1 and increases Height by 1 Custom Ticket C
Low-Fly Spin Lowers Height by 2, increases Spin by 2 and decreases Control by 2 Custom Ticket C
Straight n' Low Straightens Shot by 2, lowers Height by 2 and decreases Impact and Control by 1 Custom Ticket C
Sweet Control Increase Impact and Control by 2, worsen Shot by 2 and increase Height by 2 Custom Ticket C
Risky Increase Distance by 40%, decreases Control by 2, lowers Height by 2 and lowers Impact to the lowest possible. Custom Ticket D
Super Spin Increases Spin by 5, lowers Control and Impact by 2 and worsens Shot by 1 Custom Ticket D

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Golf: Advance Tour staff

Pre-release and unused content[edit]

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An earlier build features a different layout for the Marion Clubhouse than in the released game.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Golf: Advance Tour.

External links[edit]