Mario Golf: World Tour
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Whether you’re an old-school golfer or someone open to some speedy golf, Super Rush will cater to you with strong mechanics and that Mario charm.
The best golf game available since Hot Shots on Vita, Mario Golf: World Tour brings a great presentation, replay value, and surprisingly fun online play with friends across the globe to gaming on the go.
Mario Golf: World Tour is a mixed bag. On one hand, it is an almost perfect golf game with interesting and compelling online options. On the other, it adds in a bunch of gimmicks and lacks enough actual golf courses. Still, my complaints are more related to the lack of content that I was expecting, not the quality of the gameplay, which is pitch perfect.
Half of Mario Golf: World Tour is a worthy, delightful addition to the stable of Mario sporting games. The other half is too exacting and too dull to match that, let alone exceed it.
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.
Worth a go as a casual golf game, but offers little else.
Mario Golf: World Tour isn't set up as well as it could be, and fails to live up to the rest of the series. It is still very well executed where in matters, and it's consistently fun to hit the links of the Mushroom Kingdom.
If you loved Mario Golf Advance World Tour on the GBA than Mario Golf World Tour is the evolutionally predecessor of this series that features sturdy gaming mechanics with plenty of Nintendo love thrown into the mix. Even if you don't like golf, the developers have created this really fun game that can actually be quite a challenge as you progress through Castle Club.
The single player portion of the game may feel hollow, but the excellent online integration, Royal Garden courses, and challenges more than make up for the Castle Club's shortcomings. Mario Golf: World Tour is everything I would expect from a Camelot golf game. Like previously mentioned, Camelot just knows how to hone in on what is fun about golf; they extract those pieces, make them approachable, and most importantly, enjoyable.