Mario Golf has good online, so let's use it!

#1 Edited by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

Edit: Apparently people aren't as familiar with how this game works as I assumed. Mario Golf World Tour has simultaneous online play, but it also lets you host your own tournaments to play asynchronously.

I set up a tournament for our forum. It'll be up until May 9th (Friday) around midnight, and you can play whenever you want and however many times you want.

Mario Golf's UI is incredibly unintuitive, so here's how to enter the tourney:

Quick Round > Tournaments > Private Tournament > Search by Code

The code is

45-0499-1198-0963

If there's enough interest, I'll update this post with a new tournament each week, and it'll be fun and awesome.

Let's-a play!

#2 Posted by trugs26 (5501 posts) -

I'm tempted to buy this game. How are you enjoying it?

#3 Posted by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

I haven't been able to play much, but it seems like the best Mario Golf game yet in terms of structure - a mix of the straight-golf console versions and the RPG-ish handheld versions.

The gameplay is as good as ever. The best thing about Mario Golf is that it gives you all the information you need to make the shot you want, and the mechanics are such that it forces you to make quick decisions in the middle of some shots to adjust for random elements. It seems so simple on its face, but there's a lot of depth to the shot system.

And online tournaments! I'll probably keep coming back to this game for a long time because of that.

AND it's only $30. You should get it.

#4 Edited by trugs26 (5501 posts) -

In my country, it still has the normal price tag =\ (New Zealand/Australia sucks). Thanks for the info. I really enjoyed Toadstool Tour on the GCN. I especially enjoy the highly themed courses.

#5 Posted by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -

I will join you when I get my copy!

Hopefully I can find one by the end of next week.

#6 Edited by Chozofication (2880 posts) -

Never played any mario golf.

A lot of Mario tennis though.

#7 Edited by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

Nobody has joined. :(

I figured more people would be all about Mario Golf, given the number of years it's been since one of these and given the great reviews.

#8 Edited by fishpockets (115 posts) -

I joined, but I didn't want to play right away... so now I'm playing.

#9 Posted by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -
@JordanElek said:

Nobody has joined. :(

I figured more people would be all about Mario Golf, given the number of years it's been since one of these and given the great reviews.

One of the reasons I am very excited about World Tour is that it has been such a long time since the last Mario Golf game.

I am dying to experience it again!

#10 Edited by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -
@JordanElek said:

Most of us have probably played a LOT of Mario Golf over the years, so I figure a Nintendo Forum tournament should garner some pretty awesome competition.

The code is

45-0499-1198-0963

I just got the game and I have been trying to find a place where I can enter that code to locate the tournament, but I can't find anything.

I thought it was somewhere close to the Toads that sign you up for the America and World tournaments but it is not there.

EDIT: Forget about it, I found it and posted a score over there! I think I did well for my first time on Peach Gardens!

#11 Posted by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

@Pierst179 said:

I just got the game and I have been trying to find a place where I can enter that code to locate the tournament, but I can't find anything.

I thought it was somewhere close to the Toads that sign you up for the America and World tournaments but it is not there.

EDIT: Forget about it, I found it and posted a score over there! I think I did well for my first time on Peach Gardens!

Awesome! I added instructions to the first post because the menus are really poorly designed. I wandered around the Castle Club for about fifteen minutes trying to figure out where I was supposed to go to collect Star Coins to unlock the special courses. I had to google it....

I'm really surprised at how little interest there seems to be for this game in this forum. It's a franchise that's proven to be excellent every time, and this one is probably the best of the bunch due to its options and online play. Maybe people really wanted the couch multiplayer that was so awesome about the N64 and GC games, I don't know.

#12 Posted by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -
@JordanElek said:

Awesome! I added instructions to the first post because the menus are really poorly designed. I wandered around the Castle Club for about fifteen minutes trying to figure out where I was supposed to go to collect Star Coins to unlock the special courses. I had to google it....

I'm really surprised at how little interest there seems to be for this game in this forum. It's a franchise that's proven to be excellent every time, and this one is probably the best of the bunch due to its options and online play. Maybe people really wanted the couch multiplayer that was so awesome about the N64 and GC games, I don't know.

Yeah, the menus are not good, but there rest of the game is pretty awesome!

It is packed with a lot of awesome content, and the online is great! There are a load of tournaments to do.

I don't even know where to start. I have beaten the three single-player tournaments, now I guess I will focus on online for a bit!

#13 Edited by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

@Pierst179 said:

I don't even know where to start. I have beaten the three single-player tournaments, now I guess I will focus on online for a bit!

I laughed when I saw the credits after that third tournament. I had literally played four rounds of golf in that mode and BAM, credits.

The Castle Club mode definitely leaves something to be desired. And it could've so EASILY been fixed if they had just put the single-player challenges into Castle Club. It could've been a progression with "quest lines" to unlock the special courses, face other characters in match play to unlock their star versions (or play new characters to unlock them), and other things.

It would've been really fun and engaging, but instead, we get a generally useless area with little to do in that mode with all of the fun stuff relegated to menus.

But at least the fun stuff is actually there. I was afraid we might get another Mario Tennis Open.

#14 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1771 posts) -

this is getting pathetic, wii u online is very dead...im sorry to say it, but when I had a wii u I couldn't even get 3k people online in call of duty. its a shame because I actually love golf games and know online can be very fun.

#15 Posted by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -
@JordanElek said:

@Pierst179 said:

I don't even know where to start. I have beaten the three single-player tournaments, now I guess I will focus on online for a bit!

I laughed when I saw the credits after that third tournament. I had literally played four rounds of golf in that mode and BAM, credits.

The Castle Club mode definitely leaves something to be desired. And it could've so EASILY been fixed if they had just put the single-player challenges into Castle Club. It could've been a progression with "quest lines" to unlock the special courses, face other characters in match play to unlock their star versions (or play new characters to unlock them), and other things.

It would've been really fun and engaging, but instead, we get a generally useless area with little to do in that mode with all of the fun stuff relegated to menus.

But at least the fun stuff is actually there. I was afraid we might get another Mario Tennis Open.

I was baffled when I saw the credits. I thought "Wait aren't there any tournaments on the nine-hole courses?! Is that it?!". I walked around Castle Club looking for something to do after that and I found nothing except for the practice mini-games which are fun, the "one approach one putt" challenge, and the regional and worldwide tournaments.

But yeah, they should have either put everything on the Castle Club, the best option, or just gone with menus for the whole thing. I see no reason to split the game the way they did. It is sort of a hassle that you can only access the American and Worldwide tournaments through Castle Club instead of being able to get there through the menus.

But yeah, the game is great and it does have a lot of good content, even if it is poorly organized.

Have you tried the close-to-pin tournament they put up today? I am currently ranked for a silver trophy, which seems to be the best I can get. I spent half an hour trying to complete the nine holes of the course without missing the green. =P

@ps4hasnogames said:

this is getting pathetic, wii u online is very dead...im sorry to say it, but when I had a wii u I couldn't even get 3k people online in call of duty. its a shame because I actually love golf games and know online can be very fun.

But the game is on the 3DS. =P

And the online is great! There is a lot going on online. It is hard to keep up with all the tournaments!

#16 Posted by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

@Pierst179 said:

Have you tried the close-to-pin tournament they put up today? I am currently ranked for a silver trophy, which seems to be the best I can get. I spent half an hour trying to complete the nine holes of the course without missing the green. =P

Yeah. I was in the top 100 when I did it, but that was only an hour or so after it went up, so I'm sure I've been knocked much lower since then. It's a great idea for a tournament since it can be completed so quickly.... if you can get on the green each time. ;p

#17 Posted by Pierst179 (10800 posts) -
@JordanElek said:

Yeah. I was in the top 100 when I did it, but that was only an hour or so after it went up, so I'm sure I've been knocked much lower since then. It's a great idea for a tournament since it can be completed so quickly.... if you can get on the green each time. ;p

I kinda of wish they had made the tournaments a one-attempt-only affair. It would make things much more interesting and competitive, not to mention that it would stop people from grinding their scores.

Today I went to play on the communities and had a blast! I am floored at how many customization options they put in there.

I also tried the Toad Highlands stroke play tournament they have got going. I got a score that's good enough for a silver trophy, but since I posted it a little bit too late, the breaking of the ties ended up giving me a bronze award. =/

#18 Edited by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

Well, thanks for participating, all two of you. :p

I was really expecting more enthusiasm for this game. Oh well.

#19 Edited by Bigboi500 (29945 posts) -

I'll participate when I get the game in June.

#20 Edited by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

Gonna do some research on this game. The last one I played was the one on GC and I just rented it. I enjoyed it a lot and I remember recording the intro on a VHS tape cuz I loved it so much. :P

#21 Posted by JordanElek (17861 posts) -

@4myAmuzumament: The mechanics are exactly the same in this one, so it's just as fun in that regard. The addition of items makes it even more fun, especially in special challenges like coin collecting because they can be more creatively placed.

And tournaments add a lot of replayability. They're fully customizable so you'll rarely come across the same configuration twice, and they always give you something to do if you want a change from the challenges.