Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour GameCube

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Image
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 56 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour updates the Mario Golf series with more swing control, new courses, and fun side games. Carefully select your club, choose the optimal contact point and trajectory, compensate for wind and green speeds, and then swing away. You'll also have to compensate for eachMario Golf: Toadstool Tour updates the Mario Golf series with more swing control, new courses, and fun side games. Carefully select your club, choose the optimal contact point and trajectory, compensate for wind and green speeds, and then swing away. You'll also have to compensate for each character's weaknesses and for each course's terrain--from beautiful rolling hills to fantastic pipes and sand traps. One to four players can enter a tournament, which rewards skillful play with trophies, badges, prizes, and secrets. Expand
Buy On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. GameNow
    100
    License aside, this is the best golf title I've ever played. If you dig the sport and don't have a GameCube, it's time to buy one. [Oct 2003, p.48]
  2. Overall then Toadstool Tour comes highly recommended. As well as being quite a realistic golf sim it's also a fun one.
  3. The N64 version of "Mario Golf" didn't leave much room for improvement. Lucky for us, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour's enhanced graphics, magnificently tweaked play mechanics and large variety of gameplay modes and characters improved upon the original in every way imaginable.
  4. While the improvements made to driving are welcome, as are the new courses and characters, the gameplay ultimately suffers due to poorly designed putting.
  5. Game Informer
    80
    Mario worshippers will be entranced. To the rest of us, it's just a fun little golf game. [Sept 2003, p.110]
  6. 78
    Despite its camera problems, its visual deficiencies, and the fact that it does some things worse than the original, I'm having lots of fun with Toadstool Tour.
  7. Golfing game standards like club selection, power meter, and control of backspins and topspins satisfy, but the sometimes-clunky controls and confusing camera perspectives will leave you teed-off.

See all 49 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. BoB
    Jul 31, 2003
    10
    Tha crunkest game yet for the pimpcube!
  2. GregH.
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    Insanely fun. If you are a college student, or just have a lot of people who randomly stop by your your house, this is a must own game. Mario Insanely fun. If you are a college student, or just have a lot of people who randomly stop by your your house, this is a must own game. Mario fans will have a blast, as will any fan of golf games. Pick this up. Expand
  3. Aug 31, 2016
    10
    I originally purchased this game shortly after its initial release in 2003, and thought it was a rather solid Gamecube title. At the time, II originally purchased this game shortly after its initial release in 2003, and thought it was a rather solid Gamecube title. At the time, I didn't realize how great of a game it truly is. Thirteen years later, it's one of the few games I still play on regular basis.
    There's really no need in explaining the 'plot' or familiar gameplay elements that are in similar casual golf games, so I'll cut to the chase: It's a highly addictive golf game with a pleasant 'Mario' style that is best enjoyed with friends. There are a few mini games which I've honestly only ever slightly dabbled in, and the game does have a bit of hidden depth. Spinning the ball can be a particularly advantageous way to play if you wish to approach the game in that manner. Furthermore, the player can choose to manually hit every shot for more accuracy. The game runs smoothly, and the controls are very fluid. Plus, there are no graphical hiccups to speak of. All of the characters have unique attributes, and play significantly different. The courses are also all wildly varied, aside from the the first two, which end up feeling too easy and bland once the player puts 5+ hours into the game. And that's my only complaint. I can understand having one very easy course, but the second one should have been more difficult. Despite that minor quibble, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour has stood the test of time, and is my second favorite video game ever made, closely behind TMNT: Turtles in Time for the SNES.
    Expand
  4. AndrewL.
    Aug 18, 2003
    9
    I don't need a perfect simulation for my golf gaming fun. This game provides plenty of challenge (after the first three courses) and I don't need a perfect simulation for my golf gaming fun. This game provides plenty of challenge (after the first three courses) and boatloads of replayability with a plethora of different game modes. Waluigi's birdie dance is almost worth the price of admission by itself. Expand
  5. Aug 24, 2014
    8
    A fun multiplayer experience and plenty of challenge in single-player if you have the patience. The graphics are some of the best on theA fun multiplayer experience and plenty of challenge in single-player if you have the patience. The graphics are some of the best on the Gamecube in my opinion. Expand
  6. Nov 16, 2011
    8
    I absolutely hate sports games but somehow, this game just made me came to like golf. The amount of modes and the fact you can play withI absolutely hate sports games but somehow, this game just made me came to like golf. The amount of modes and the fact you can play with others using only one controller is amazing! The graphics aren't too shabby, and the system used to golf is amazing! If you are a golf or Mario fan, you should definitely have this! Expand
  7. RyanS.
    Oct 27, 2003
    0
    IT SUX. Its not realistic. They turn invisible when they aren't in a good enough position to hit the ball. The comentary is repetitive. IT SUX. Its not realistic. They turn invisible when they aren't in a good enough position to hit the ball. The comentary is repetitive. If you get a birdie it says Nice Birdie. It always says that. There is no humor! IT SUX Expand

See all 26 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. Ranked: Mario and Super Mario Games

    Ranked: Mario and Super Mario Games Image
    Published: May 20, 2010
    This weekend, Nintendo releases Mario's latest adventure, "Super Mario Galaxy 2" (Wii). It seems like the perfect time to explore the history of the Mario series, and rank the previous titles from best to worst.

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#35 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003