Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour is a fun sequel to a Nintendo 64 classic. Mario Golf 64 was one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games. So I have been waiting a long time for this game to come.
What can I say other then they are beautiful. The characters look fantastic I do not know how they could improve on them at all. The courses are also great looking. One of the best looking things is the water, which looks pulled right from Mario Sunshine, which of course makes it look great.
Another thing I found great was each character has a different stance and swing, which adds much more to the game. Graphics Score: 9/10
All the sound effects are great and sound perfect. The only sounds I have a problem with are the ones when selecting a character if you leave Mario, or daisy selected for more then thirty seconds you will want to personally take a golf club of choice and swing directly at your own head just to stop the pain. Ok now the music well all of the music is average but well fitting in all areas. There is no music that you would want to buy a soundtrack for but you will not want to turn it off ether.
Sound Score: 7/10
One of the best parts of the game is the amount of modes. With everything in here you will be playing for weeks. Tournaments are fun but are not that challenging so even new players can compete. There are a few characters to unlock but not in the same way as Mario 64. You must complete different task to do so. The only thing that is not in the game that was in Mario Golf 64 is mini golf. It is not a huge deal with everything else to do but it was defiantly a fun mode that I will miss. Content Score: 9/10
Like I said earlier there is so much to do that you will be playing for weeks. Also with the new automatic swing system everyone can play. So you can get together with your friends and play for hours and hours. It will also take some time to unlock the hidden characters so that is something to work hard for.
Replay Value: 9/10
Buy Or Rent?
I highly suggest buying this game since there may be to much to get in one or two rents. Also since this game is so fun you will want to have it when your friends come over you never know when you may want to play a game of golf. After all this I suggest you get up right now walk out the door and go to you local gaming store and pick up a copy of Mario Golf Toadstool Tour for the Nintendo Gamecube.