Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)

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Mario Golf
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Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64

Wii

Release date Nintendo 64:
Japan June 11, 1999
USA July 26, 1999
Europe September 14, 1999
Australia September 14, 1999

Virtual Console (Wii):
Japan September 30, 2008
USA October 6, 2008
Europe January 23, 2009
Australia January 23, 2009
Genre Golf
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single player
Multiplayer: 1-4
Media
Input
Nintendo 64:
Wii:

Mario Golf (マリオゴルフ64 Mario Gorufu Rokujūyon, Mario Golf 64) is a video game for the Nintendo 64 released by Nintendo in 1999. It was developed by Camelot Software Planning. Though several sports games featured Mario characters in the past, Mario Golf is considered the first game in the modern "Mario Sports" line. It would be followed by several titles encompassing a variety of sports.

Gameplay[edit]

Mario Golf is a golf game which combines largely traditional mechanics and gameplay devices with a cartoonish presentation, and a roster of characters and hazards taken from the Mario universe. It differs from the Game Boy Color version in that it does not feature role-playing game elements.

The basic gameplay uses the typical "sliding bar" mechanism of most golf video games, with several variables which must be anticipated, such as character attributes, wind strength and direction, rain, ball spin, and course topography. The gameplay modes include speed golf, ring shot, mini golf and skins match.

Interactions with Mario Golf GBC[edit]

Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64 has the ability to link and exchange data with Game Boy Color version of the same game. With the use of the Nintendo 64 Transfer Pak, the player can use the characters: Kid, Azalea, Sherry, and/or Joe from the Game Boy Color version to play through the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Golf. The unlockable characters from the Game Boy Color version: Putts, Grace, Tiny, and Gene are not transferrable.

Courses[edit]

There are eight courses in the Nintendo 64 version of Mario Golf. They are:

Mario's Star Holes[edit]

Characters[edit]

Playable[edit]

The following is a list of default characters in the order of which they are unlocked. For a list of character quotes see List of quotes in the Mario Golf series. Kid, Joe, Sherry, and Azalea can also be unlocked through a Transfer Pak. Each character has three alternate colors to choose from (players can choose the colors by using the Camera right button, Camera down button, and Camera left button, and each character can be chosen multiple times if there is more than one player.

Plum Charlie Princess Peach Baby Mario
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Drive 208 Yards Drive 210 Yards Drive 212 Yards Drive 215 Yards
Shot Straight Shot Fade Shot Straight Shot Draw
Luigi Yoshi Sonny Wario
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Drive 220 Yards Drive 230 Yards Drive 240 Yards Drive 250 Yards
Shot Fade Shot Straight Shot Draw Shot Fade
Unlock Character Match #1
Default in 2~4P
Unlock Character Match #2
Default in 2~4P
Unlock Character Match #3
Default in 2~4P
Unlock Character Match #4
Default in 2~4P
Harry Mario Maple Donkey Kong
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Drive 260 Yards Drive 270 Yards Drive 245 Yards Drive 275 Yards
Shot Draw Shot Draw Shot Straight Shot Fade
Unlock Character Match #5
Default in 2~4P
Unlock Character Match #6
Default in 2~4P
Unlock Collect 50 Birdie Badges. Unlock Collect 30 Stars in Ring Shots.
Bowser Metal Mario
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Drive 280 Yards Drive 285 Yards
Shot Draw Shot Draw
Unlock Character Match #7 Unlock Collect All 108 Birdie Badges. (*NA/EU)

Non Playable[edit]

Toad
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Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Golf (Nintendo 64).

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Golf (Nintendo 64) staff

Reception[edit]

Mario Golf generally garnered favorable reviews[citation needed]. It would later be re-released as a Nintendo 64 "Player's Choice" title, indicating it sold over 1 million copies.[citation needed]

References to Other Games[edit]

  • Wario Land II and Wario Land 3 - One of Wario's alternate color schemes in Mario Golf is the monochromatic outfit he wears throughout these games.
  • Super Mario 64 - Names of several characters in this game appear on the score Board, and many sound effects from this game such as camera change are used. Also Metal Mario is playable and has the same sound effects.
  • Mario Party - Many of the sound effects from Mario Party, such as "menu select", "go back", "your turn", "pause", and "not available", are used. If the corresponding character is out of power, it will make the "go back" sound in any attempt to press the B Button when far away from the Green.
  • Mario Kart 64 - Some of the sound effects from Mario Kart 64 are also used, such as "item drop".
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Two of Wario's alternate costumes is his red and blue outfit and his black and white outfit.

Trivia[edit]

Wario's pink shoes.
  • Wario's shoes are pink in this game as opposed to the usual green. His shoes are green, however, in the game's artwork. The shoes are changed to green in Camelot's next game, Mario Tennis.
  • The European/PAL version of the game has a different intro theme.
  • In the Virtual Console port, the Transfer Pak feature to transfer the characters from the Game Boy Color version was removed.
  • While selecting a tournament in Tournament Mode, Boo Classic is misspelled as "Boo Clasic".

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