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  • 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
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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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. BoB
    Jul 31, 2003
    10
    Tha crunkest game yet for the pimpcube!
  2. Swanny
    Oct 31, 2003
    10
    Well, I haven't played it, but it looks awfully damn good, and I am sure I will be buying it, or at least get someone to get it for me. Well, I haven't played it, but it looks awfully damn good, and I am sure I will be buying it, or at least get someone to get it for me. And to the people who feel they have to go and fully criticise the game..well, I think it's pointless. It proves nothing. You shouldn't attack a game because of it's faults. You should enhance a game by voicing out it's Good Points! And as always: Better to keep your mouth shut unless it's for a good reason... Go Nintendo! :D Expand
  3. Apr 23, 2017
    10
    I Have been Homeless for about three days now. When my house burned down I could only save two Items. My phone (so I could write this) andI Have been Homeless for about three days now. When my house burned down I could only save two Items. My phone (so I could write this) and Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Even though my Gamecube burned down in the Fire and I can't play it. It is truly the best game ever. Expand
  4. May 17, 2022
    9
    The first of the many Mario sports games on the GameCube, and the start of the best era of them! The opening cutscene is absolutely stunningThe first of the many Mario sports games on the GameCube, and the start of the best era of them! The opening cutscene is absolutely stunning and the perfect way to introduce a golf game, with so much personality. There are seven different golf courses with 18 holes each, bringing a total of over 100 holes! Each course has it’s own distinctive theme, including Lakitu Valley, Blooper Bay, Bowser Badlands and more. The character roster is great with a couple obscure picks including Petey Piranha and Shadow Mario, and this was the game that introduced Diddy Kong to the Mario franchise. The core gameplay and controls work very smoothly. You have the option to go automatic if you’re less experienced or manual to apply a topspin or a backspin. The game was visually amazing at the time and even today it all still looks beautiful. The music is all quite memorable and definitely gives out those charming gamecube vibes. Each character has their own post-hole animations depending how they do, which is a nice touch and really shows the characters’ personalities so well. There are even golfing minigames to play like ring shot, coin shoot, and others that are more of variations of the main game. This makes the sport of golf a thousand times more fun, with so much content to deliver giving it a ton of replay value! 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. AaronS.
    Mar 26, 2004
    8
    It's not the best game i've ever played,but overall,it's FAN-TASTIC!!!It's a very very good game! I also should say that It's not the best game i've ever played,but overall,it's FAN-TASTIC!!!It's a very very good game! I also should say that one of the reasons that I like this game is that Nintendo is like my 2nd nature. 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

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#13 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#63 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003