This week for Retro Game Friday I’m covering a Mario sub-series that is fairly obscure. It’s Mario Golf!
Plot Synopsis: Wait you’re expecting a plot to a game about Golf? Seriously?
Gameplay: The gameplay is pretty boring, in fact this is a pretty lame game. The game was all about hitting the “sweet spot” by tapping the A button at the correct time while aiming towards the hole. If you could do that successfully and repeatedly, the game quickly devolved into a really boring repetition of that single “mini-game”. Now that isn’t to say this was a terrible game, by all accounts it was great for multiplayer, although I never did convince my friends to play the game with me, because “Golf is boring”, so I can’t confirm or deny that.
Art: The art is quite a bit like it came out of Mario 64, which shouldn’t be a surprise to be honest. That means it’s aged incredibly poorly, and the game looks like crap now a days.
Music: It’s Mario music, but toned down because you’re playing “Golf”.
Overall: Skip this game, it’s really, really not worth going out of your way to even bother playing it.
For those who like: Golf, Sports, Mario, Repetitive Minigames.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above.