Mario Golf Faq 1.0 Written by: cookinwiththerock E-Mail: ddoyle@tconl.com The latest version of this faq can be found at gamefaqs.com Last Update: July 22nd 1999 Table O' Contents 1. Introduction 2. Updates 3. Characters 4. How To Play 5. Modes 6. Clubs 7. Miniature Golf 8. Secrets and Hints 9. Q/A 10. Credits 1. Introduction ********************* I created this guide after reading an article in Nintendo Power magazine. While Mario Golf may not be a golf sim game, it doesn't try to be one either. It's just a fun, party type game where you play each other in golf. For those of you new to the sport you may not know how to play golf this game includes a "rules of golf" mode where you can learn to play. 2. Updates ********************* Version 1.0- Everything is new since it's the first version! Duh?! 3. Characters ********************* Nintendo has 17 different character including the ones hidden, into this game. It's hard not to find a character that suits your playing style. Mario- As many would suspect he is a well-rounded (in more ways than one, roly-poly) golfer. He has a long drive and one of the best swings in the game. Luigi- Not much is known about Luigi yet (more will be known when I get the game) but he is the first golfer you'll unlock in this game. Peach- Mario's girlfriend sports average golfing skills, yet is a great for a beginner. One of the four golfers you start out with. Yoshi- Everyone's favorite purple dinosaur. What? Oh GREEN dinosaur. Yoshi, like peach, is a very well-rounded golfer. Wario- Wario's philosophy if I can take a quote from Minnesota's governor "Win if you can, Lose if you must, but always cheat." Wario is not out there to make any friends so he's rough. Baby Mario- Baby Mario makes his debut on the N64. But boy is it funny to watch him golf. The second golfer you start out with. Plum- A new character who is very well-rounded and is great for beginners. She looks like she's from an anime game. The third golfer you start out with. Charlie- A well-rounded golfer who looks mean. Someone should tell him to comb his hair. The fourth player you start out with. Sonny- Is coocoo for CoCo Puffs. Definitely not for beginners, once who get the hang of him, he is one of the best golfer's in the game. Harry- He lives up to his name with a goatee, sideburns, and hair all with different colors. He puts a spin on the ball so be careful. Bowser- A hidden character. Not much else is known. Donkey Kong- Like Bowser, he is also a hidden character. Plus 5 more hidden characters. 4. How To Play ********************* As with any golf game you win by having the least amount of swings at a hole. Say it has a par 4 and you get the ball in after two hits your score would be -2. Screen Display- Course Info- This appears in the top left hand corner of the screen and it displays the length of the course, what par the hole is, distance to the hole, and the slope of the landscape. Wind Indicator- This is in the top right corner. Your Boo Buddy faces the direction the wind is blowing. There is also a number under him telling you how fast it's blowing. Club Selection- This appears in the bottom left part of the screen. This is where it tell you what club is out. Ball Location- This tells you where you ball is currently laying. It's either in the Fairway, Sand Trap, or the Rough. This indicator is located in the bottom right corner. Power Meter- Found in the bottom in the middle this indicator tells you how far your club can hit the ball. 5. Modes ********************* Mario Golf features 6 different modes. Tournament- An 18-hole tournament. You play for coins that you get for scoring under par. Ring Golf- To earn a Star in this mode you must hit your ball through every loop while still finishing under par. Speed Golf- The object of this mode is to reach the hole in the fastest amount of time possible. Go for a record! Vs. Mode- Beat your hidden opponent to unlock that character. After unlocking them they will be available for any mode. Club Slot- You start off with a wood, iron, putter, and wedge. You gain extra club by matching 3 of the same club on the slot machine. You get to play slot before each round. Putter Golf- This mode is miniature golf. You can only use your putter on the miniature golf courses. 6. Clubs ********************* Putter- Use this club only when your about to hit it into the hole. 1 Wood- Use this as you start a new hole. This club makes the ball go the farthest. Pitching Wedge- Use this club to get out of sandtraps or to hit it into the air. If you know about someother clubs E-mail me: ddoyle@tconl.com 7. Miniature Golf ********************* While it may not have water traps or windmills it does add a lot to Mario Golf. There are many courses ranging from Letters to Numbers. You may only use your putter in this mode but you can launch your ball into the air using ramps. 8. Secrets and Hints ********************* To unlock the other 13 characters play Vs. Mode and defeat your opponent to unlock that character. Play until all 13 characters are unlocked. 9. Q/A ********************* Send in your Q/A to ddoyle@tconl.com 10. Credits ********************* Nintendo Power magazine- For a lot of what's in this faq. Also the code to unlock the 13 hidden characters.