Mario Golf (GBC)
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|System||Game Boy Color|
|Release Date|| JP August 10, 1999|
US October 5, 1999
EU November 4, 1999
Mario Golf (known as Mario Golf GB in Japan) is a handheld Mario-based golf game for the Game Boy Color which acts as a companion game for the N64 Mario Golf. This game sets a new precedent by introducing RPG elements and featuring a cast of original characters.
The game follows one of four golfers (Kid, Azalea, Joe and Sherry) who embarks to become a golf champion. The player character must challenge four different clubs and defeat their champions. Doing so would unlock a way to the Mushroom Kingdom and the true champions.
This Mario Golf notably enhances the standard golf gameplay with RPG-like gameplay. There is gameplay outside of the actual golf game, as the player freely controls a character who can be moved along an overworld map to enter clubs and talk to others. The player character has a variety of stats which are improved with the experience points earned from participating in golf games.
Supplementary modes include minigames which feature the Mario characters and a multiplayer mode that can be played with just one game (due to the nature of golf requiring only one player being active at a time). This game can also be linked to the N64 game using the Transfer Pak to make the four player characters temporarily playable in the N64 game, and this earns experience for the Game Boy Color game.
This game set a precedent which was followed by the Game Boy Color version of Mario Tennis, which had similar RPG-inspired gameplay.
- The next Mario Golf game was Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. Camelot also made another Game Boy Color game called Mobile Golf which used Mario characters and some of the original characters from Mario Golf, and this game also later received a direct sequel in the form of Mario Golf: Advance Tour for the Game Boy Advance.
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|NES Open Tournament Golf - Mario Golf (64) - Mario Golf (GBC) - Toadstool Tour - Advance Tour |
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Mario Superstar Baseball - Mario Super Sluggers
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 - Mario Sports Mix
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Winter Games - London 2012 Games