Welcome to the official discussion thread for Mario Golf on the GBC!
To start, please add this game to your log, add it to your collection (if applicable), and (when you are ready) rate it using the link above!
Who else got this as part of the Club Nintendo thing? Let's talk about it! In part because I'm very confused! I spent like a half hour wandering around and I couldn't figure out how to get into any actual matches!
Yeah, I got it through Club Nintendo. Haven't even booted it up once. Too entrenched in Fire Emblem: Awakening.
I think they talked about this game in the latest RFN podcast, and the matches are initiated by talking to NPCs, I believe? I've only played the GBA version, and the GBC game is, by comparison, more bare-bones.
I played this game for the first time when it hit the 3DS VC last year...and loved it! It takes a little time to get the hang of the unusual RPG-ish layout, but once you hit the links, everything starts coming together.
I'm pretty sure you can do the tour by going to the first of four courses (forgot the name of it, but it's the easiest one) and talking to someone there. There are also all these little side challenges you can do, and if you do well enough in them, you acquire EXP and can make your golfer stronger.
The golfing mechanics in this game are great. It's the first 2D golf game I've really been able to get into.
Well I was hoping for some tutorial or something since I haven't played one of these old school golf games in forever. But also just explaining how things work. Do I need to level up before I can compete in things? How do I level up? What should I do first? Etc. etc.
I made it to the Links club and holy crap this tournament is a pain! Whoever they pay to trim the freeway needs to be fired. Overgrown weeds everywhere! My best is finishing with +1 while I think I'd need at least a -7 to tie in first place