Mario Golf for the gamecube ?

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  1. Neil Joseph

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    Any info or reviews on this new game for the NGC?
     
  2. GlenHaag

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    Here's the link to Gamerankings.

    It's averaging about 80%

    Mario Golf reviews

    I'm enjoying the game. Not that I've had a ton of chances to play it, but it's a pretty solid "arcade" golf game.

    Glen
     
  3. JamesHl

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    It's very frustrating.
     
  4. dave_brogli

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    I've had a lot of fun with it so far, and is the only reason I bought a cube.
    Very Addicting, Im quite pleased (comparing to hot shots 3)

    Why is it frustrating for you James??
     
  5. JamesHl

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    Oh, I don't know. Because I'm bad at it and I can't seem to improve. I'm willing to accept games that are difficult, but not games that are insanely hard (a la NES Ice Hockey) or that I just can't 'get' (Mario Golf). I just can't compensate for the wind, and for some reason my hitting sucks (which is odd, because I'm usually good at button mashing timing type things). Plus the computer makes 4 out of 5 shots "Nice shot!"...
     
  6. JustinCleveland

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    James,

    Did you like the N64 version?>
     
  7. JamesHl

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    Never played it, though I'm given to understand from reviews that it's the same, but better. Except supposedly there are less wacky courses.
     
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    Gotcha. I just wanted a reference point. I have, and loved, the N64 version. Meaning, I will probably like this game (when it gets down to players choice price!)
     
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    I had the N64 version and loved it. Bought Toadstool Tour the day it came out and have put in a fair amount of time. So far it has proven a worthy successor in my eyes. The graphics are big step up and the course design is very interesting. Overall I'd rather play it than the earlier version, but there are some very big problems I would like to vent about. If I may begin at the beginning:

    1 The camera is junk. You can only move along the path of the ball? Crazy. A big step down from the original.

    2 Putting. The most difficult putt in the game is the gimmie. If you've got less than three feet to the pin, don't just assume you'll make it. The button taps have to be made so quickly that I can rarely get it inside the 10 ft marker and just have to pray the game will be kind to me and let it sink. Honestly I don't remember how the original handled this situation, but that's kind of my point. You didn't have to think all that hard about sinking a three foot putt. Now you do and I don't like it.

    3 What happened to the computer controlled opponents? Back in the day I used to play with two friends and one computer controlled character. Now it seems you can't play against the computer if you have more than one human playing. Is this true? We used to throw in a novice computer controlled character so that the worst player in the group would have someone to beat. You know, we're all winners tonight sort of thinking. Yeah it's a bit lame, but for me and my friends it is an option that will be missed.

    Pieter
     
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    For short puts you can let it go to the end and then come back to get a more accurate putting distance.

    I hate the camera on this game.. it often does not show your ball very well especially during putting.. to the point of annoyance... also a lot of the golfers heads get in the way of putting.

    On the bright side it is fun and has good graphics and solid gameplay.
     
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  12. Nick Graham

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    I hate golf, I can rarely stand miniature golf, but I have been playing this game constantly since I picked it up.
    So simple, yet so addictive...back to playing!
     
  13. DonRoeber

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    Nick,
    I'm just like you!

    I got the game yesterday, on my brother's recomendation. Really enjoying it so far. Not sure who my favorite golfer is yet, I like Koopa a lot though. Trying to beat the Blooper Bay course in tournament mode right now. My fiancee and I played Doubles last night, it was fun, but we got beatten horribly.
     
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    Well, I've only got two "star" characters left to unlock at this point. I just won the 3rd tournament, so I still have plenty to go. I'm still really enjoying the game. I just need to get a good bit of it done before F-Zero shows up next week.

    Glen
     

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