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Is Mario really the golfer?[edit]

Is the golfer in this game really Mario? In Captain Rainbow, it is clearly confirmed that he isn't Mario. There he's called "Ossan" (literally "Old Man"). Click on the golfer on this map of the island and a window pops up, it can be seen that he is supposed to be the golfer from Golf (of course, he looks very different in Captain Rainbow, like many of the Nintendo characters). I looked up the American manual for Golf, and I couldn't find Mario's name anywhere. Is there any official source that confirms that the golfer is Mario? I read that this was mentioned in a player's guide, but we all know that those guides don't always tell the truth. I speak about the NES version, of course there's no doubt that Mario is the golfer in the Game Boy version. --Grandy02 16:55, 22 August 2008 (EDT)

  • It said he was in the old Mario Mania Players' Guide. Thanos6 03:51, 24 August 2008 (EDT)
Well, that's the source I read about where he was called Mario. But is he named Mario anywhere else, besides player's guides? As I told, I couldn't find Mario's name in the manual. If the golfer is really Mario, why should they make a different character out of him in Captain Rainbow? --Grandy02 11:30, 24 August 2008 (EDT)
I was thinking Mario Mania was American, which would make it understandable that a Japanese company like skip Ltd. wouldn't really know about its contents. I think we should just say it's been retconned or there are conflicting views or something. YELLOWYOSHI398

For shere that is NOT Mario.(user:mia90)

Well, it looks a lot like Mario. But maybe we should move this to Canonicity just in case. Pixl Power

Actually, I meant cameo appearances if we have something about that. {{subst:nosubst|User:Pixl Power/Sig}}

This is not Mario's first sport outing.[edit]

The first line of this article states that this is the first sports game that Mario took part in. I think this is wrong, because I'm pretty sure Donkey Kong Hockey was released first. And that one clearly states that it's Mario playing against Donkey Kong. --Jomingo 15:44, 27 August 2008 (EDT)

Article should be taken down from list of games?[edit]

  • If the character in this game was retconned to not be Mario, then the game no longer has any connection to the Mario universe. Shouldn't it be taken down from the list of Mario games? --Xell Khaar 04:48, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
Unless we have solid proof from Nintendo that that actually is Mario, I suggest we merge it with Game Sightings. — Stooben Rooben 10:33, 15 October 2008 (EDT)
I think it can stay. It is unsure if he really is, but it was stated by at least one official source (which doesn't need to be always correct, though) that it is Mario (sadly, the golfer's artwork only shows him from behind). The issue with the golfer should just be clearly stated in the article. But even that he is the golfer in the Game Boy version is somewhat debatable, look at the characters used for the Japanese box art: [1] Just some generic humans instead of Mario, while the western box art clearly shows him (and the player sprite looks like Mario, too). We may never get a definte answer. --Grandy02 16:58, 7 December 2008 (EST)
Since the Western boxart shows it clearly, we can keep the page, but we should mention how it was retconned but Mario appears in the Western GB version. Plumber 18:55, 22 December 2008 (EST)

Take it down!Take it down!(user:mia90)