Tue, 07 September 2021
MARIO GOLF SUPER RUSH
Verdict: A decent sports game which settles for par.
What is it?
Mario Golf: Super Rush is a golf video game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the sixth instalment in the Mario Golf series following Mario Golf: World Tour in 2014 and is part of the larger Mario franchise. The game features various characters from the Mario franchise competing in golf, with regular competition and other modes.
The fundamental gameplay is comparable to previous entries in the Mario Golf series. Through traditional golf rules, the player’s primary objective is to get the ball into each hole with the fewest possible number of strokes, using the various golf clubs available to them. Multiple tools are available to players for strategic benefit, such as the ‘Shot Gauge’ showing the direction and the curve of the ball against slopes and the scan feature, which allows the player to better assess the elevation of terrain. The game offers both conventional button controls for taking shots and motion controls to simulate hitting the ball with a swing.
There are six courses in total, which isn’t a huge amount (especially when compared to World Tour, which had 10) but at least they offer variety. The super sandy Balmy Dunes will test your approach play, while Wildweather Woods has (you guessed it) wild weather to contend with. They’re each visually appealing in their own ways, and while Super Rush doesn’t look like a top-tier Nintendo game graphically, it bursts with colour – especially when playing in handheld mode.
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