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  • Summary: Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour. The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. May 16, 2014
    Mario Golf: World Tour is a solid mix of great controls, crisp, colorful visuals, great replay value due to its amount of unlockable content, and is ultimately just a flat out great experience. Chalk this one up as another great 3DS title you should add to your library.
  2. Apr 24, 2014
    You don’t have to be a hardcore golf fan to get hooked on Mario Golf: World Tour. It rewards good play, gives plenty to do, and is a great teacher. Its incremental approach to challenge kept me coming back to test myself, and the post-game challenges and multiplayer modes inspired me to play in new ways even after I thought I was a pro.
  3. 81
    With a solid suite of online and multiplayer features, great use of the 3D power, and that simple but yet addictive gameplay, one can’t go wrong picking this game up.
  4. Apr 24, 2014
    Mario Golf: World Tour offers little in the way of surprises, but it’s still an entertaining and accessible golf game for the masses, with a decent amount of content for the price.
  5. Apr 25, 2014
    Its arrival on 3DS made me hopeful for that weird, charming role-playing hybrid from the franchise's handheld past. Castle Club simply isn't that; but my disappointment in its absence didn't take long to subside. World Tour more than delivers on the series' past strength on consoles, resulting in a polished, streamlined and extremely compelling way to hit the links.
  6. Apr 24, 2014
    There’s a lot of golf to be had in this game, and it’s damned good golf. Still golf, which isn’t going to be everyone’s taste to begin with. However, World Tour’s charming world and interesting overworld design sets it apart from the other titles in the series and earns a surprising recommendation.
  7. Apr 24, 2014
    This inability to decide where World Tour lies among the many paths the series has taken previously is the game’s true problem. It demonstrates both why Camelot is so trusted by Nintendo, and why it has been stuck making sporting spinoffs for so long. Camelot seems unsure of whether it would prefer to be held by the hand or simply set free, and ends up putting the player in that same awkward middle ground.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. May 7, 2014
    This is my first Mario Golf game (coming over from the Hot Shots franchise). It is an excellent golf game with a TON of content -- You just need to know where to look. Naturally, you'd assume that the RPG'ish Castle Club mode would have all of the single player content, but it only has 3 tournaments and some other challenges that periodically pop-up. I think that most professional reviewers didn't spend much time with the game after completing those, I almost didn't. The challenge modes found under the quick play menu and the online tournaments (of which there are plenty) are addicting and varied.

    Total playtime this far: 17 + hours. Great game!
  2. May 24, 2014
    I know this is just another golf game but the graphics and personality it gives is just wow I think this is a little underrated but I'll give it time I give this a ten Expand
  3. May 2, 2014
    So excited to have Mario Golf back from Nintendo and Camelot. The game has some of the best online options Nintendo has ever made. These options GREATLY give the game legs to keep playing for months on end. Nintendo is also offering 6 18 hole courses as DLC and this is great as well. The game is $5 cheaper than other 3DS games so I think this is a great way to give players more options if they want it. OH, and the golf, the golf is solid and challenging. Dont think you can chip your way to a birdie on every hole way. Great all around game here! Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2014
    As a kid I played Mario golf for hours and hours and hours, and I loved it. Last year I started playing again on an emulator due to the lack of mario golf in my life, and played until I was able to get a score of -24 (with save states) and -15 without. This game is almost everything I wanted and more from a new mario golf. The castle club mode is somewhat disappointing due to the fact it is only three tournaments and then you win the game (technically), but I've played about 40 hours since I "beat" the game and I'm still having fun. The challenges range from easy as can be to extremely difficult, and there's just so much to do, especially if you buy the DLC, which is well worth the price. If you ever played mario golf 64, the DLC will make your day. There's hundreds of things to unlock at the boutique, and then there are costume challenges. I adore this game and highly recommend it, and I haven't even played the multiplayer. If you want a good sports game, or just a great game overall, get this game. Expand
  5. May 2, 2014
    I remember the good old days of Mario Golf and Mario Tennis on Nintendo 64 pretty vividly. I couldn't be happier to have both on the 3DS. I was pretty surprised at how challenging this one is, I'm glad they made a difficulty level so all gamers can enjoy and not be bored of sinking eagles and birdies every hole. The menu is pretty standard and easy to maneuver around. Really all I can say about it at the moment since I've only put about 2 or 3 hours into the game, but so far it's worthy of donning the Mario Golf name. Replay value is awesome, gameplay is solid, definitely a good addition to anyone's 3DS lineup. Expand
  6. May 3, 2014
    I was pretty sure the game would be a tone down version of Mario Golf, from what I experienced with Mario Tennis Open, but I was wrong, and that's a good thing. There's lots of course variety, the gears are actually a better option than leveling up due to Online competitiveness and talking about Online, it is amazing all the options you have for Online play !

    I still have some gripes about the game. First the graphics, while not being horrible, are subpar to Mario Golf : Toadstool Tour, a 2003/4 game. Second, for whatever the reason, Camelot inverted the blue/red colors for everything about the gameplay, like height difference, terrain leveling and even the +- lie percentage, it's very annoying for a long-time Mario Golf player like me.

    Also, I didn't find how to preview spin shots. I think they removed that, which is a little stupid.
  7. Jun 16, 2014
    This is my second(I think) and the last Mario Golf game I WILL EVER PLAYED! Reason: Is Because for some reason I SUCK DICK AT GOLFING NOW AFTER I PLAYED THIS GAME! It is really the hardest and almost HARD Than Dark souls 2. ALMOST HARD Than DARK SOULS 2! Expand

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