A range of varying golf courses will be featured, including ones that feature Mario enemies on them (like a giant Goomba) and the like. Traditional courses will also be available as well as powerful and unique SuperShots for each character (you can see Mario grabbing Starman Power-Up for his Supershot). The game is once again being helmed by developer Camelot, who has created all of these games along with the Mario Tennis/Hot Shots Golf franchises.
From the press release:
“The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.”
It’s always great to see a new Mario sports game! These games never cease to entertain, and I’m glad that they are still being produced. Mario Golf was the originator of the Mario Sports line, and was followed up by Mario Tennis, which became more popular. People still love the Mario Golf series, so it’s great to see a new installment for the 3DS! Especially given that Camelot is developing it once again, just as they have with past titles; which included the original Mario Golf on N64 way back in 1999 alongside Mario Golf GB for Game Boy that same year. The sequel, Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and the 2nd game in the series, was released for GameCube in 2003, alongside Mario Golf: Advance Tour for the Game Boy Advance in 2004.
And now, Mario Golf: World Tour for 3DS is the third game in the series. There were also two Golf Sports games made by Nintendo and starring Mario and friends for NES, including 1984’s “Golf” and 1991’s “NES Open Tournament Golf”, both released on the NES.