Mario Golf - Game Boy Color

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Also for: Game Boy Color
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Sport: Golf
Arcade origin:No
Developer: Nintendo Soft. Co.: Nintendo
Publishers: Nintendo (GB)
Released: 5 Nov 1999 (GB)
Ratings: 3+


Mario Golf - Game Boy Color Screen


Golf on the go with Mario Golf for the Gameboy Color. With this fun little title you can take golf with you anyplace you go. Which is a fine idea especially in the summer when the sun is shining and you feel the need to be outdoors. Daylight no longer seems to be an enemy causing dreaded glare on your television screen but a warm friend just begging you to go outside. So there you are sitting in the park longing for a game of golf, thinking how the game would ruin a nice walk and suddenly you realise all you need is Mario Golf. This is the true strength of the Gameboy, being outdoors or travelling no longer need to take you away from your favourite hobby.

It’s hard to imagine how Nintendo fitted so much game onto one small cartridge. When some golf games give you one course that comes on a C.D. it makes you wonder. Mario Golf is a pint sized offering of Mario Golf 64. You can choose from either Mario, Luigi or you can create your own character to take to the one of four courses on offer. The control method for swinging involves holding the button down to build up power, tapping it near the top to select power and finally tapping it a third time as the indicator returns to the start. The graphics are cutesy and colourful, reminiscent of Super Mario World for the SNES and provide an enjoyable terrain. The music is OK but the Gameboy is limited on audio quality.
Overall, Mario Golf is one well presented and executed portable golfing experience.