Power Meter (Flash game)

Power Meter
Screenshot of Power Meter
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Adobe Shockwave
Release date 1999[citation needed]
Rating(s) N/A
Mode(s) Single player
Media HTML
Input Mouse

Power Meter was a Nintendo published online Adobe Shockwave game that was made to promote the release of Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64. It could be played from the official Mario Golf website.


Power Meter is very simplistic, resembling a tech demo more than an actual game. The game itself simulates a swing in any Mario Golf game that doesn't use motion controls. On the right there is a sketch of a Nintendo 64 controller with a fully colored and enlarged A button. On the bottom, there is a meter that is present in most Mario Golf games. The player has to click the previously mentioned A button in order to set the meter up. The player is told this through a paragraph on the right. The player's goal is to click the A button when the meter is over the red underline, which will cause the player to perform a "nice shot". If the player fails to do this, then the game will say that the player "duffed" the ball. These are accompanied with appropriate voice lines of Princess Peach. After the player swings, the game resets, allowing the player to try again.