- 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.
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May 16, 2014Mario 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.
Apr 24, 2014You 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.
Apr 24, 2014Pretty, deep, demanding, and accurate: Mario Golf World Tour places itself as one of the safe bets of the 3DS. You will keep training again and again to get the infinite amount of subtleties of its gameplay. But not everything is perfect. The crazy items that Nintendo was promoting are simply useless, and there will be some complaints about the price of the DLC's and Season Pass.
Apr 24, 2014This 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.
Jan 19, 2015This is the best golf game I have ever played, loads of content to keep you going for months, the on line tournaments are superb and wellThis is the best golf game I have ever played, loads of content to keep you going for months, the on line tournaments are superb and well supported. Every time I turn the game on a new challenge is available. I am not a huge golf fan but this game is top quality and the controls are beautiful, you will soon be a pro. This game is worth getting. I would say a must have.… Expand
Mar 23, 2016Mario Golf on 3ds is my favorite handheld game. All of the courses are rad. There are "power ups" that you can use on your stroke that do aMario Golf on 3ds is my favorite handheld game. All of the courses are rad. There are "power ups" that you can use on your stroke that do a variety of things to your advantage. There is a definite sense of accomplishment when you knock in a birdie or an eagle under par. I've knocked in 5 "hole in ones" myself.
They money maker on this game is definitely the online tournaments. They are competitive and highly rewarding. This game is a must have for anyone looking to veg out with a nintendo 3ds.… Expand
May 2, 2014So excited to have Mario Golf back from Nintendo and Camelot. The game has some of the best online options Nintendo has ever made. TheseSo 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 pal...no way. Great all around game here!… Expand
May 2, 2014This game utilizes realistic golf mechanics, but adds to the game of golf itself. 3x18 holes of semi-realistic and increasingly difficultThis game utilizes realistic golf mechanics, but adds to the game of golf itself. 3x18 holes of semi-realistic and increasingly difficult holes to get you started. Then, you can try the dozen or so different challenges. 6x9 SMB themed holes. Then you can play golf where the winner is the fastest to the end, not the lowest scorer. Try a game of the 'winner is the golfer who snags the most coins.' This is a $30 base game with unlimited re-playability. (And 3 DLC packs over the next two months) Even after you complete every challenge and unlock the hundreds of Mii custom items, you can still test your skills online, against the world. World Tour, brilliant.
~ 8 hours playtime so far. The point is lost only for the lack of a more coherent 'story mode.' (More dialogue options for NPCs could have even worked, there are some really charming ones) There is a single player campaign mode, and there are some great dialogues with of Castle Club members. The campaign serves to unlock content (Mii character equipment, SMB themed 9-holes, etc...) but not much story. Some 'pro' reviewers have docked 20-30% for this reason (Maybe they are upset Mario isn't holding their hand on the links). I think the campaign is set up in a way that encourages player curiosity. It's not a bad thing,I didn't expect this game to have a meaningful progression, it's golf! The lack of story frees the player from linear progression, so if you don't want to tackle 18 holes right now, OK, go play a challenge mode. Also: The menu system didn't confuse me. The bad reviews on the other hand...… Expand
May 2, 2014I 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. II 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
Sep 20, 2016Mario Golf has always been a fun series for me to play & this one is no exception.
PROS -Campaign Mode for your Mii -Challenges -Lots ofMario Golf has always been a fun series for me to play & this one is no exception.
-Campaign Mode for your Mii
-Lots of Unlockables
-Lots of Courses
-Online & Local Multiplayer
-DLC makes game easier
-Some Challenges are really hard
-Confusing at first
The game starts out a bit confusing & the tutorial barely shows you anything. My first impression was "How do I do this or that? Where is this?" You pretty much have to figure it all out on your own. After you do, it gets a bit less frustrating. I purchased the DLC after playing for a few hours & found out the DLC actually makes the game easier in some aspects. It gives you 4 new characters & their STAR variants which are basically super powered versions. Every other character you have to unlock their STAR variant, but the DLC just hands them to you. The other thing about the DLC is the Gold Mario character makes earning coins 1000x easier. Before, I had to literally grind for coins & would barely earn anything. Like, maybe 200 coins in one hour. Gold Mario, every time you hit the ball you earn about 200 coins, basically turning the grind into a "Hit the ball & get free money!". The downside though is he actually kind of sucks as a character, as his ball bounces like crazy to earn more coins. But seriously, the grind is ridiculous without using Gold Mario. You'd have to maybe play the game for 4-6 hours just to earn enough coins for one or two cheap items for your Mii. There are faster ways of earning coins without him, but it involves playing the same challenge mode over & over agian & even then you don't get nearly as much coins as you would if you use gold mario.
The campaign mode is basically, go talk to a toad, run a practice match & then play a tournament. If you win, you get a trophy & a kind of cool cutscene that shows the Nintendo characters conversing with your Mii. I thought it was neat. You also unlock more content & the next tournament with every victory.
The challenge mode is where you unlock new characters, outfits & courses. You need to earn Star Coins & at certain thresholds you will unlock something. The hardest of these are the Ring Shot challenges as they make you hit the ball into areas you wouldn't normally hit ever & they can be a big pain in the rear to complete, since you also have to make par. I'd advise skipping these ones if they give you trouble.
There's also online multiplayer & tournaments but I haven't played anything online yet.
The game is really good, possibly the best Mario Golf game I've played to date. The DLC may seem like a bit of a toss but it is worth picking up as well, if only to make earning those darn coins that much easier. The graphics are really good & getting a birdy or eagle gives you a neat animation for each character, the coolest one probably being Rosalina. I have yet to hit a hole in one, but I'd bet that animation is probably kick ass. If you can find a copy pick it up or just get it digitally like I had to. It's got enough content to warrant the full $30 price tag ($45 with the DLC).… Expand
May 10, 2014First off I want to say this game was addicting and fun. the 5 i gave it comes from the fact that there is only 3 trophies to win as part ofFirst off I want to say this game was addicting and fun. the 5 i gave it comes from the fact that there is only 3 trophies to win as part of the campaign. Also, since camelot was involved in developing the game I thought there would be much more leveling up components but all there is are some different clothes that increase very little of your golfers attributes. After the campaign there is online but it gets old, and online tournaments are a dead end (master gamers whose score is -24 will always win the prize).
Other than that its a fun game but not really packed with content that Nintendo is known for in their games. I can see why it costs 10 bucks cheaper than their other games. I recommend buying the pysical copy in case you want to resell it. I made the mistake of buying the digital version but I beat the campaign in a couple of days.… Expand