Following the release of the sixth edition of Level Up, and the imminent release of Mario Golf: Super Rush on June 25, 2021, for the Nintendo Switch, we thought it would be a good time to look at all of the previous Mario Golf games!
Title: Mario Golf (Nintendo 64)
Platform: Nintendo 64
Release date: June 11, 1999
Released in 1999 this was one of the very first 3D Mario Golf games. It included tournaments and special challenges for players to face on the popular console N64 along with multiplayer modes.
Title: Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)
Platform: Game Boy Color
Release date: August 5, 1999
Also released in 1999, this was a port of the N64 title and released not long afterward but with an RPG twist for its single-player mode. A unique feature of this particular version was the ability to use the N64 Transfer Pak and link with Mario Golf on the Nintendo 64.
Title: Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Release date: July 28, 2003
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour was the first and only Mario Golf game released on the Nintendo GameCube with improved visuals, game mechanics, and a range of new courses.
Title: Mario Golf: Advance Tour
Platform: Gameboy Advance
Release date: April 22, 2004
Released in 2004, and the second handheld edition, Mario Golf: Advanced Tour continues the role-playing approach which also included leveling up player abilities.
Title: Mario Golf: World Tour
Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release date: May 1, 2014
The most recent title of the series before the announcement of Mario Golf on the Switch. Released on the Nintendo 3DS, World Tour included support for the gyroscope built into the device whilst also including online multiplayer and the ability to play as Miis (a customisable avatar used on Nintendo platforms).
Are you a keen game developer and want to create your own mini-golf game? You’re in luck! Check out ACM tutor David McGreene in our latest episode of Level Up, where he walks through the creation of a mini-golf game in Unity. Check it out below!