While these offerings are standard fare for most golf sims, you can also boost your shot with some secondary aids. You can turn on a power shot adds a few extra yards to your swing, for example. There are also unlockable Item Shots that give your ball a fighting chance on the green, including one that activates music notes to bounce on (perfect for getting over huge water areas) and a Bullet Bill extender that tacks on a few extra yards. These add the Mario twist to the golf, but don't feel so overpowered that your friends will feel cheated by them. The courses also add some variety to the sport, including a new underwater course, which offers a fresh (although largely cosmetic) twist.
Multiplayer offers the expected slate of features, both online and off. However, there are some interesting new modes for World Tour. A three-hole mode lets you try to blaze through all of them in the quickest time possible, beating your opponents to finish the hole first. There are also a variety of tournaments to take part in, where you can prove your worth against fellow players and see if you live up to the championship potential. As a bonus, online sessions don't take long to start at all--and you can play locally against others to boot.
This game would even please Waluigi
Between the varied courses that are available, the multiplayer options and the excellent gameplay dynamic, Mario Golf: World Tour offers a little something to everyone, both pro and casual players alike. What it lacks in innovation (and in some cases, quality audio- your Mii sounds too much like a doofus), it more than makes up for with a swinging good time. [
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