Review by Nivla

"Funnest game to play................Boringest game to watch"

Golf. Perhaps one of the most boring sports to watch and one of the funnest to play. Mario Golf. More or less the same thing. Mario golf is perhaps one of the most boring games to watch and one of the funnest to play. Mario Golf is an amazing game based on the world of golf. Well, enough with the chit-chat, on with the review!

First off, the gameplay. It's really good. It does not have a steep learning curve. Instead, beginners as well as veterans can play at their difficulty level. Another great feature to the game is the mini-golf game. In this mode, the only club available is the putter (this also makes great practise for making those tough putts), also you do not have to worry about conditions like wind direction and speed. This is a great place for a beginner to start with. There are also different modes. You can play ''real golf''. Where all conditions come into play. You have to start worrying about wind, and the shape and slope of the course. This is actually quite an accurate simulation of the real thing. Plus it's not that boring with the addition of the fun loving characters from the Mario Bros. series!!!

The controlls are not difficult at all. No button mashing is required. Plus it does not take a long time to get used to. The challenge is quite high. It is you, versus the course! And some of the courses are very hard!!!

The graphics are very well done! Mario Golf utlilzes ''traditional'' Mario graphics, which means big polygons. Although this does not sound overall too impressive, it really isn't that bad. Plus the weather plays a nice touch. The rain shows up clearly and looks quite impressive and realistic. The audio/sound is quite impressive. All voices from the Mario bros seris are in. Everything from Wario's menecing laugh to Yoshi's ever so popular.........well........I don't know what you quite call it, but I'll refer to it as his ''signature sound''.

The fun factor is really high if you're playing. Not so high if you're watchin. But it is very fun to play. And this game is at it's funnest best when it's played with 4 people at a small party. And there is no doubt in my mind that you would want to play this game again. There are many things to unlock such as secret characters and other things.

Overall, this game will be well worth your money. Buy this game without hesitation!

FINAL RANKINGS:
Gameplay:10
Challenge:10
Controlls:10
Graphics:8
Audio:8
Fun Factor:10
Replay Value:10
Overall:10


Reviewer's Score: 10/10 | Originally Posted: 07/06/00, Updated 07/06/00


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