Mario Golf: Super Rush

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Mario and friends swing away for a fun time on the links.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 8+

As a long time Mario Golf fan, this feels like a cheap phone game.

If you remember the Gamecube version made by Camelot studio, you may have fond memories as that game was a step forward in the franchise and gave the player easy controls but with lots of strategy and nuance for taking shots. Basically, much of what you remember is all but gone. The familiar props are present but cheap and serve no purpose but as an almost joyless reminder that, yes, you are indeed playing a "Mario themed" game. Timing, strategy, control, cameras that make sense, approachability, seem all gutted from the ground up. This "version" has removed past working mechanics for less useful reworks of a system that was far better in almost every way. The timing is slow, unengaging and dull, the camera shots for scoping terrain are wobbly and not usefully interactive, then you have the optic lines for eyeballing your shots being wiped out entirely. So planning your shot is more frustrating and based on guesswork than strategy. For a game that takes precision and control like golf, all these elements are counterproductive, unengaging and lack any understanding for what makes a golf game and what , specifically, made THIS golf game great. It's low effort, budget feel, the mostly joyless environments, a seeming lack of understanding of what engages players of the sport OR the franchise and the almost blatant disregard of what came before it makes this game not only a bit of a disappointment (especially at $60 bucks), but kind of annoying. My wife and I, even our kids used to play countless hours in tournaments . This is a fall from grace and a letdown after waiting literally YEARS for another installment . Nintendo seems to be so big and full of itself that it can put out simplified, half baked versions of previously great games while they use their exclusive titles and characters to keep it all afloat. The effort here is severely lacking in quality and not on par with what fans deserve. Aside from their 3 or 4 cash cow games. It seems Nintendo doesn't care much about spinoff titles much anymore or want to make an truly focused effort for their once enticing sports games.. This is a lazy outing that could very well squelch any want for future releases. If you've seen some of the worst live action Disney retreads of some of their classic animated films, you get a glimpse of how bad this has been made into a checklist of bullet points and sticker slapped for the sake of familiarity to sell it. There is nothing inspired, great or motivating here and it's somewhat sad.

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