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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.
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 73
  2. Negative: 0 out of 73
  1. May 16, 2014
    91
    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
    86
    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. Apr 29, 2014
    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
    80
    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 27, 2014
    80
    So long as Nintendo can build a wide audience and keep its online courses fresh, World Tour should score high enough to move the series toward the next installment.
  6. Apr 24, 2014
    75
    Pretty, 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.
  7. Apr 24, 2014
    60
    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: 19 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Jun 13, 2015
    10
    I'm giving this game a ten out of ten because it delivers everything this game needed. The character roster is fantastic and the charactersI'm giving this game a ten out of ten because it delivers everything this game needed. The character roster is fantastic and the characters are given tons of personality all over the board. Plenty of courses with many designs with even more as DLC. A shortish but good single player campaign in the castle mode. A ton of collectible gear to acquire. This game was bright & colorful and full of charm. A perfect golf game. Expand
  2. Sep 3, 2020
    10
    Pros
    -10 amazing courses + 6 also amazing DLC courses
    -17 playable characters + 4 DLC characters -Good looking graphics -2 week long
    Pros
    -10 amazing courses + 6 also amazing DLC courses
    -17 playable characters + 4 DLC characters
    -Good looking graphics
    -2 week long online tournaments (prior to 2019)
    -4 player vs mode + private tourney mode
    200 little challenges to collect Star/Moon coins + 120 DLC challenges
    -Challenging Castle Club mode with endless replay value
    -You can collect clothing with different stats for your mii to get better(Customization)
    -Soundtracks are nice
    -Good controls
    -Power-ups which are new to the series and which can spice the game up a bit

    Cons
    -Story mode is short but also a bit hard to complete but there is still so much more to do in the castle club
    -You can no longer save a video of a hole on which you got a Hole-In-One for example
    -Near-pin mode was only playable in the online tourneys (prior to 2019)

    Side note: You can choose a flag of your country in the game but strangely there are only the most well known countries available and the most unknown ones imo:p I just wanted to mention that lol.
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  3. Apr 4, 2015
    10
    This game is awesome. Just got it today Platinum Reward from Club Nintendo. The graphics look amazing. The controls are okay. The CharacterThis game is awesome. Just got it today Platinum Reward from Club Nintendo. The graphics look amazing. The controls are okay. The Character selection is good. The Courses are awesome. The tournaments are cool. The items are awesome. This game is the closest to a Mario Kart game because of the sounds. Mario Golf World Tour is a great game and it is worth buying/downloading. Expand
  4. May 2, 2014
    9
    This 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...
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  5. May 2, 2014
    8
    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. 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
  6. Sep 18, 2019
    8
    One of the best Mario golf games, but that isn't saying much. I still recommend it for any fan though
  7. May 10, 2014
    5
    First 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.
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