Nintendo has released a nice long look at Mario Golf: Super Rush, running through the game’s new features and modes, from controls and UI to the new Speed Golf and the newly revealed Battle Golf mode. Mario Golf: Super Rush is out for Nintendo Switch on 25th June.
Super Rush builds on the familiar Mario Golf feature set with easy to grasp button controls and optional motion controls using the Joy-Con for 1:1 motion tracking. You have different shot types, where you can put spin on the ball, curve the ball around hazards, and more. It’s really all about the UI, with neat twists like the power meter curving if you’re shooting from a slope to show how the ball will now curve through the air, and a scanner that lets you zoom in the camera to see what types of terrain are off in the distance.
There will be 16 playable characters, each with their own stats in Power, Stamina, Speed, Control and Spin. Those characters are: Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Roselina, Yoshi, Toad, Pauline, King Bob-omb, Boo, Wario, Waluigi, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Donkey Kong and Charging Chuck.
You’ll be able to play solo or with up to four players, both locally and online. Speaking of online, that’s where you’ll find the new Speed Golf mode (among other options). In this mode, everyone tees off at the same time and then sprint after the ball to get your next hit in as quickly as possible. There’s dashes and special shots to speed you along, and you can grab coins and super stars to get the edge over your rivals.
There’s also Battle Golf, a variant of Speed Golf set in an arena, with the first player to score 3 holes of the 9 available winning overall.
Lastly, there’s the Story Mode, which features your Mi, starting you off as a rookie and letting you level up and grow your character by facing off against. You’ll be able to take your Mii into the multiplayer modes as well.
The last Mario Golf game arrived on Nintendo 3DS all the way back in 2014. In our Mario Golf: World Tour review, Dan wrote:
I’ve really enjoyed my time with Mario Golf: World Tour. Despite feeling a little light on main courses, there’s more than enough content on offer, coupled with a great online mode and the usual Nintendo visual flair. This is a game that will keep you busy for quite some time.