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Mario & Sonic Golf: Resort Tour is the first game in the Mario & Sonic Golf series (developed by Camelot Software Planning). The game was released for the Nintendo Switch in North America on July 28, 2020; in Japan on September 5, 2020; in Australia on Feburary 11, 2021 and in Europe on June 18, 2021.

Opening

The game's opening starts with Mario, Sonic, Tails and Luigi looking at a shiny trophy and commenting on how nice it looks. Peach, Amy, Blaze and Daisy call on them, exclaiming that it is tee time on the planned golf course. As the eight friends are shown making excellent tee shots, Wario, Metal Sonic, and Waluigi are shown from behind, extremely jealous of how well Mario, Sonic, Amy, Blaze, Tails, Luigi, Peach, and Daisy do. The three hear a noise and turn around to see Yoshi, Silver, Rouge and Knuckles together to start their round of golf. Wario, Metal Sonic and Waluigi clench their golf clubs while laughing, and prepare to join them. They all take turns hitting their golf balls, and Yoshi, hits near a Chain Chomp. When they try to get their balls back, the Chain Chomp wakes up and barks at Yoshi and Silver, scaring them and making themm fall over. Wario attempts to hit the ball out of the bunker, but just manages to fling sand into Waluigi's face. Minutes later, Waluigi attempts to putt the ball into the hole, but fails miserably after a few tries and hit Metal Sonic in the face, resulting in Yoshi and Silver falling asleep.

Meanwhile, Donkey Kong, Vector, Espio, and Diddy Kong walk past the sleeping Yoshi and Silver, so Wario, Metal Sonic, and Waluigi attempt to challenge them next. After Donkey Kong and Vector shows their golf powers, Wario, despite his terrible swing, attempts to hit the ball a long way, until it goes out of sight into the forest. Wario, Metal Sonic, and Waluigi start celebrating until they hear a loud roar. The ball suddenly flies back and lands in front of Wario. The three look up and see Bowser coming out of the forest completely enraged because he has a black eye from the golf ball. Bowser and Dr. Eggman gives chase after Wario, Metal Sonic and Waluigi in his Koopa Clown Car and his Egg Mobile and starts firing Bob-ombs at the three as they run around Lakitu Valley past Birdo and Shadow, who were playing a game of golf on their own. Wario, Metal Sonic and Waluigi find a yellow Warp Pipe that is too small for Bowser and Eggman and his Koopa Clown Car and Egg Mobile to fit through and come out the other side of the pipe and stop to catch their breath. However, Bowser and Eggman flies right above them seconds later, threatening to drop another Bob-omb and making them scream for their lives.

Meanwhile, Mario and Sonic are preparing to take a shot on that same course with Luigi, Tails, Peach, Amy, Blaze, and Daisy observing from behind. As Wario, Metal Sonic and Waluigi still try frantically to escape from Bowser's and Eggman's looming threat by going through an enormous metal door, Mario hits his ball with his golf club. Wario, Metal Sonic and Waluigi open the door and continue their escape attempt, but, Mario's ball hits them, giving them black eyes as well, and knocks the Bob-omb out of Bowser's and Eggman's hands. This ultimately results in an explosion claiming Wario, Metal Sonic, Waluigi, Eggman, and Bowser as the victims. Mario, Sonic, Luigi, Tails, Peach, Amy, Blaze and Daisy witness the explosion from afar, completely baffled as to what caused it.

Gameplay

The game differs greatly from the game in controls. The game uses 3D renders for the designs of characters and courses, changing the camera view to be able to see much more of each hole in detail. Pressing or allows the player to see an overview of the hole and study the topography of the both the course and specifically the green. In order to adjust their shot, the player can use the aforementioned controls and look around using . The green also now displays moving topographic lines that follow down its path, increasing in speed the more the green slopes. A new control system has also been added, with manual and automatic swinging. The automatic swing is used by pressing  to set the power for the shot and then letting the game decide where the sweet spot marker ends up. A manual swing involves pressing  when choosing power, then pressing either  or  to set the sweet spot impact marker. This allows the use of a new feature, spin, to be used on shots. Backspin, topspin, super backspin or super topspin can be used, affecting the ball's line of movement on the ground. Topspin sends the ball rolling forward while backspin causes the ball to roll back; these spins make the ball roll a shorter distance than their super versions. Different characters' spin will be more powerful with higher spin levels. The ability to change where the ball is hit is also makes a return from the two previous games, allowing different types of shots to be taken. Approach shots, used when players approach the pin, appear in this game, as well as the limited number of power shots. Power shots have longer drives than normal shots, and only six can be used at a time. If a player does a perfect power shot (meaning they have aligned the first bar at the far left and perfectly aligned the second bar), it is not used up.

Controls

Menu

  • A - Confirm
  • B - Back
  • A - Select
  • Y - Left-Handed Character
  • X - Star Character
  • ZL - Change Clubs

Golf

  • A - Start Swing/Choose Power (automatic)
  • B - Change shot type/Choose Power (manual)
  • A  - Topspin
  • B  - Backspin
  • A-X  - Super Topspin
  • B-Y - Super Backspin
  • ZL  - Change Direction/Change Clubs
  • ZR - Increase Power Bar

Scores

Depending on how many strokes the player required to take to hit the ball into the hole, players receive a score and a name for the score. The following is a list of them, from best to worst scores:

Name Image Description
Hole-in-One
200px-MGTTPeachHoleInOneReaction
The player has sunk the ball in the hole with one stroke. It is easiest to receive this result on a par 3, but it is possible to attain a Hole-in-One on a par 4 or 5 as well.
Albatross
200px-MGTT Petey Piranha Albatross
The player has sunk the ball three below par. The game awards this for a score of 2 on a par 5, or 1 on a par 4. Without linking with Mario Golf: Advance Tour, this is a very hard task; however, it is not as hard as a hole-in-one on a par 5 hole.
Eagle
200px-EagleDaisy
The player has sunk the ball two below par. On a par 3, the game records this as a Hole-in-One instead.
Birdie
200px-MGTTPeachBirdieReaction
The player has sunk the ball one below par.
Par
800px-MGTT Par Waluigi
The player has sunk the ball with a neutral score for the hole.
Bogey
200px-DonkeyKongBogeyToadstoolTour
The player has sunk the ball one above par.
Double/Triple Bogey, or more

above par

200px-DiddyKongDoubleBogeyToadstoolTour
The player has sunk the ball the number indicated above par. The highest score a player can take is equivalent to triple par (i.e. +6 for a par 3, +8 for a par 4, and +10 for a par 5). Selecting Give Up will penalize the player with a triple par score and retire the hole.
  • NOTE: The US version of the game has a glitch that records Hole-In-Ones on par 4 and 5 holes as Albatrosses. This is fixed in the Japanese version.

Terrain, hazards, and other features

Terrain
Name Image Description
Fairway A large and common terrain that is the easiest to hit the ball from. It has no effect on the golf ball.
Fast Fairway Similar to fairway, except there is less friction between it and a regular fairway, meaning balls bounce farther and higher and roll more.
Green The terrain where the pin, hole, and flag are located. It is surrounded by a Fringe, and golfers need to use putters if they are on the green.
Tournament Green Similar to regular greens, but, as with fast fairways, there is less friction in the ball, meaning it rolls farther.
Fringe The area of grass surrounding the green, with a topography in-between the green and the fairway.
Bunker The most common negatively affecting terrain, bunkers affect the ball's lie and the ability to hit the ball accurately. Sand wedges are typically used to get balls out of bunkers.
Beach Bunker Found only in Blooper Bay, these act similar to regular bunkers, except they don't negatively affect the ball's lie as much as them. As their name suggests, they are found next to the ocean.
Grass Bunker Found only in Bowser Badlands, these bunkers are heavier than the heaviest rough and greatly affect a ball's lie.
Semi-Rough Semi-Rough is found in the fringe area, between fairways and the rough. They slightly affect the ball's lie.
Rough Roughs are deeper than the semi-rough. They affect the ball's lie more than semi-rough, but less than a bunker.
Heavy Rough The heaviest rough, these greatly affect the ball's lie, even more than a Bunker or Beach Bunker. They are located on the deepest areas of the rough, usually before an O.B.
Flower Patch Uncommon terrain that affects a ball's lie, however not as much as bunkers and the rough. Whenever a shot lands in a Flower Patch, Pikmin will be shot out, wailing.
Rock Terrain that does not have much friction and causes balls to bounce out of it. When a ball lands on it, it hurts the ball's lie, though not as much as Grass Bunkers or Heavy Rough.
Brick Like Rock, terrain that does not have much friction and causes balls to bounce out of it, and also hurts the ball's lie. Brick has a very harsh, echoing ricochet sound.
Wood Similar to Rock, Pipe, or Brick, where the ball frequently bounces off of it. Like those three terrains, it also hurts the ball's lie.
Pipe Terrain that also doesn't have much friction and causes balls to bounce out of it. Like Rock, Brick and Wood, it adversely affects the ball's lie. They are only found on Peach's Castle Grounds, where they are usually used to transport balls from one part of a hole to another (similar to Warp Pipes); however, some pipes are used as tunnels, where the ball will roll through the pipe and land out of the other side from where it entered (usually into rough).
Waste Area Waste areas have high friction and prevent a ball from bouncing. They affect the ball's lie, though not as much as Rock.
Heath Found only in Bowser Badlands, this terrain very heavily affects a ball's lie the most, moreso than the deep rough and grass bunkers. The player must time their shot perfectly if they want to get out of the heath.
Hazards
Name Image Description
Out of Bounds These are designated areas of the course that players cannot land their balls in. These include endless pits, being too far off-course, water, lava, and areas with Chain Chomps occupied in. When players receive an O.B., they need to redo their shot with a cost of a stroke penalty. The hazard is signified by a Koopa Paratroopa.
Water Hazard If a ball lands in water or lava, it is considered an O.B. and players need to reshoot the ball with a stroke penalty. The hazard is signified by a Lakitu.
Tree Hazard If a ball gets stuck in a tree or lands too close to a tree, players need to reshoot the ball with a stroke penalty.
Warp Pipe Warp Pipes warp balls to another location on the golf course.
Bouncing Mushroom Bouncing Mushrooms causes balls to bounce off of the mushroom.
Boo Located only in Bowser Badlands, these enemies act as walls to flying balls, slowing or stopping a ball's progress through the air.
Thwomp Located only in Bowser Badlands, if a ball rolls underneath a Thwomp, the Thwomp smashes the ball, which heavily hurts its lie. Thwomps also act as walls to block balls.
Whomp Located only on holes 16 and 17 of Bowser Badlands, Whomps squish the ball, causing the player to get a stroke penalty.
Bob-omb Located only in Bowser Badlands, if a ball hits a Bob-omb, it explodes, sending the ball backward. It affects flying balls more than grounded balls. When the Bob-omb explodes, it leaves behind a bunker.
Piranha Plant These enemies eat balls that roll into their Warp Pipes, and then spit them out to a spot. Some Piranha Plants spit balls into O.B. zones.
Chain Chomp These enemies occupy certain O.B. zones. If a ball rolls into an area with a Chain Chomp, the Chain Chomp wakes up and an O.B. is called.
Weather
Name Image Description
Wind Wind causes the ball to travel in the direction it is blown at. Higher wind means the ball is more affected by the wind. Crosswinds (ie winds that blow from the left or right of the direction of the player's aim) affect the ball more than winds that blow from front or behind. In addition, balls with a higher trajectory are more affected by the wind than balls hit with lower trajectories.
Rain Rain lowers the drive distance of the ball, as well as increasing ball friction so that the ball rolls less, especially while putting.

Game modes

There are a wide variety of game modes offered in Mario & Sonic Golf: Resort Tour, from challenging tournaments to training sessions to collecting coins to shooting the ball through rings. All of the game modes are explained briefly below. Note that multi-player game modes not marked with an asterisk (*) can also be played with 1 player and AI opponents.

Single player

  • Tournament - The player competes against others for first place in an 18-hole round of golf and to earn best badges on specific holes. The lowest score at the end of the tournament is the winner.
  • Character Match - Compete in a one-on-one challenge against a computer character on any course using match play rules. Star Characters can be unlocked by accepting challenge from characters and winning.
  • Ring Shot - Compete by hitting shots through various rings on a course while still finishing at or under par.
    • Challenge - Complete Ring Shot holes to earn stars which unlock even more holes! Complete them all to unlock a special surprise.
  • Speed Golf - Complete a round of golf in the fastest time possible.
  • Training - Practice golfing on any hole. During gameplay, the player can select a course and hole, adjust the wind strength and direction, switch between sunny or rainy weather, front or back tees, and regular or tournament greens, and change the pin's location.
  • Story Mode - The player goes through hub world as Mario, Peach, Sonic, or Amy and defeat Bowser and Dr. Eggman on the Death Egg.

Multiplayer

  • Doubles - A 2-on-2 game of golf. For 1-4 players.
  • Club Slots - Play using a limited amount of clubs. When playing with four slots, there is an added gimmick for the fourth slot (i.e. no wind, double points, extra mulligan, etc.).
  • Ring Shot - Hit the ball through all the rings and finish the hole in par or better.
    • Face-Off - Play six holes against opponents to see who can complete the most holes successfully.*
  • Coin Shoot - Hit the ball near coins to collect them. Earn the highest coin total to win. The coins make up various pattens, such as the Triforce from the Legend of Zelda series, while another looks like the Nintendo Switch.
    • Quick Cash - Collect as many coins as possible in two shots under par (for example, on a par 5 hole, the player has 3 shots to collect coins), without worrying about sinking the ball.
    • Cash Cup - Collect as many coins as possible and finish the hole with par or better. Failure to do so will result in 0 coins for the hole.
  • Stroke Play - Get the fewest total strokes on a course to win. Beat courses in tournament mode to unlock them here.
  • Side Games - Fun challenges that test and improve your golfing skills.
    • Birdie Challenge - Compete on Congo Canopy to see how many consecutive birdies you can earn.
    • Practice Games - Hone your approaching and putting skills by playing these unique challenges. There are novice, intermediate and expert difficulties.
  • Match Play - Standard golfing with a different scoring system. Winning a hole earns you a medal; earn the highest amount of medals or mathematically eliminate the opponent to win. For 2 players only.
  • Skins Match - Similar to Match Play, but for 2-4 players. The player who finishes with the lowest score on a hole earns a point. Whoever has the most amount of points at the end wins.
  • Near-Pin - Compete in Congo Canopy to get the shortest total distance from the pin in one stroke. If your ball is not on the green in one stroke, it will count as being 100 feet away.

Unlockable

  • Star Tournament - Unlocked once the tournament mode on Bowser Badlands is beaten and a star version of a character is obtained. Same as tournament mode, except the player will compete against tougher star characters while using the back tees and tournament greens. Beat these to be able to use the tournament greens in other game modes. For 1 player.
  • Side Games
    • Birdie Challenge
      • One-On One-Putt - Unlocked by beating birdie challenge on all 18 holes (which will also unlock Bowser Jr.). Similar to birdie challenge, except the first shot must land on the green and the second must go in the hole (resulting in a birdie). If the first shot is not on the green, the player will lose. Beat this with 1 player to unlock the tournament greens for Congo Canopy. For 1-4 players.
  • Special Tournament - Unlocked by holding  on the title screen and pressing the  button.
    • Hole-in-One Contest - Like the Near-Pin Contest, except the game is played on the Par-3 holes of a selected course. For 1 player.
    • Password Tournament - Compete in special tournaments with preset rules by entering certain passwords. For 1 player.*
    • Ace Computer Difficulty Mode - Different unlocking criteria dependent on version.
      • Japanese Version - Accept challenge from Bowser and win in Character Match mode. This will also unlock Bowser's and Eggman's Star Characters.
      • PAL Version - Complete (in first place) the Bowser Star Championship once.
      • NTSC Version - Complete (in first place) all Star Tournaments with all non-Star characters. 102 tournaments in total (six normal tournaments needed to unlock Star Tournament).

Playable characters

Excluding transferable characters, a total of 33 playable characters are featured in Mario & Sonic Golf: Resort Tour, consisting of 12 characters from Team Mario and 12 characters from Team Sonic and 1 Mii as starting charaters and eight unlockables. Note that Impact, Control, and Spin are on a scale of 21. Drive - How far the ball travels in the air for on a perfect shot with a driver (1W). Trajectory - What direction the ball travels in when hit. For right-handed players, if the ball curves to the left, it's a draw; to the right, a fade; far to the left, a hook or far to the right, a slice, and vice-versa for left-handed players. Height - How high or low the ball travels in the air. The higher the ball travels, the more affected by wind it is, the higher it bounces, and the more it is affected by spin. The lower it is, the less it gets affected by wind; additionally, it makes the ball bounce further, roll more and get more affected by lie. Impact - The amount of the sweet-spot marker left for certain shots. Less makes bunker shots much harder to land and often results in mis-hits. Control - The amount of movement away from the targeted spot when hit off the perfect impact point. The higher the amount, the less the ball moves from the target spot. Spin - The amount of affect spin has on the ball. Having a higher amount will mean that the ball will roll further with the use of spin.

Starting Characters

Team Mario

Mario Luigi Peach Daisy
MSOSG Mario
MSOSG Luigi
Princess Peach Golf
Daisy Artwork Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Drive 212 yards Drive 206 yards Drive 203 yards Drive 213 yards
Star Drive 280 yards Star Drive 240 yards Star Drive 235 yards Star Drive 270 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw
Height High Height Low Height Moderate Height High
Impact 11 Impact 13 Impact 14 Impact 11
Star Impact 6 Star Impact 10 Star Impact 11 Star Impact 7
Control 6 Control 12 Control 13 Control 7
Spin 15 Spin 7 Spin 5 Spin 14
Quote It's-a me! I've been on fire lately, but I hope you'll challenge me! Quote Oh dear... I've practiced, but no one will play me. Will you play against me? Quote Hey! I adore golf! It seems you do, too! Want to play a round of 18? Quote What's up? I'm new, but golf is my thing! And I'll go toe-to-toe to prove it!
Yoshi Birdo Donkey Kong Diddy Kong
MSOSG Yoshi
Birdo Golf
DK Golf
Diddy Golf
Drive 208 yards Drive 209 yards Drive 215 yards Drive 207 yards
Star Drive 250 yards Star Drive 255 yards Star Drive 285 yards Star Drive 245 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw Trajectory Fade Trajectory Draw
Height Moderate Height High Height Low Height High
Impact 13 Impact 12 Impact 11 Impact 13
Star Impact 10 Star Impact 9 Star Impact 5 Star Impact 10
Control 10 Control 9 Control 6 Control 11
Spin 10 Spin 13 Spin 12 Spin 9
Quote Golf is perfect for me, 'cause I love to roam! Why don't we square off? Quote I love to golf, and now I want to play other golfers! Are you in? Quote Smacking the ball a mile is great. Now let me show you what I mean! Quote It's me, Diddy! I'm hooked on this game, and I wanna show you my skills! Ready?
Wario Waluigi Bowser Jr Bowser
Wario Golf
Waluigi Golf
386px-SMG BowserJr
450px-NSMBW Bowser Artwork
Drive 210 yards Drive 209 yards Drive 200 yards Drive 217 yards
Star Drive 265 yards Star Drive 260 yards Star Drive 230 yards Star Drive 290 yards
Trajectory Slice Trajectory Draw Trajectory Slice Trajectory Hook
Height Very Low Height Moderate Height Moderate Height Moderate
Impact 12 Impact 14 Impact 14 Impact 10
Star Impact 8 Star Impact 13 Star Impact 13 Star Impact 5
Control 8 Control 14 Control 14 Control 5
Spin 10 Spin 8 Spin 8 Spin 16
Quote Challenge me? You? I'm the best golfer in the world. I'm not scared! Quote You might be gettin' better, but nobody cheats better than me! You got that?! Quote Hi! I may be small, but I'm a huge fan of golf! Care to match skills? Quote Bwaaahhh ha HA! I'm so good, golfing is starting to get boring! BORING!!

Team Sonic

Sonic Tails Amy Blaze
Sonic Punch
Miles Tails Prower Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed
Amy Superstar Baseball
Blaze at the Olympics
Drive 212 yards Drive 206 yards Drive 203 yards Drive 213 yards
Star Drive 280 yards Star Drive 240 yards Star Drive 235 yards Star Drive 270 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw
Height High Height Low Height Moderate Height High
Impact 11 Impact 13 Impact 14 Impact 11
Star Impact 6 Star Impact 10 Star Impact 11 Star Impact 7
Control 6 Control 12 Control 13 Control 7
Spin 15 Spin 7 Spin 5 Spin 14
Quote I'm Sonic. Sonic the Hedgehog. I may be fast but I can golf good. Quote I'm Miles Prower. But everyone calls me by my nickname Tails. This is my first time playing golf. Will you play me? Quote My name is Amy Rose. I'm cute and here to play golf. Will you play a round with me? Quote Golf?! That's sport is my strongsuit. Don't make me get bogeys or else!
Silver Rouge Vector Espio
Sonic 2020 Silver Render 3D
Rouge the bat 2018 render by jaysonjeanchannel-dc1y4hw
331px-Vector 6
Espio The Chameleon
Drive 208 yards Drive 209 yards Drive 215 yards Drive 207 yards
Star Drive 250 yards Star Drive 255 yards Star Drive 285 yards Star Drive 245 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Draw Trajectory Fade Trajectory Draw
Height Moderate Height High Height Low Height High
Impact 13 Impact 12 Impact 11 Impact 13
Star Impact 10 Star Impact 9 Star Impact 5 Star Impact 10
Control 10 Control 9 Control 6 Control 11
Spin 10 Spin 13 Spin 12 Spin 9
Quote My name is Silver. And I'm here to get my golfing going! Can you let me win a eagle? Quote I just love to golf! Will you darlings play a round with me? I'll let you win a hole-in-one. Quote Ha! Hitting balls to the hole is like a walk in the park! Will you play 18 rounds with me? Quote The Master Ninja Warrior is ready to play golf. Just let me get a par not a bogey.
Knuckles Shadow Metal Sonic Dr. Eggman
MSOSG Knuckles
Sonic 2020 Shadow Render 3D
Metal Sonic Pose
Dr.Eggman - Sonic Colors - (1)
Drive 210 yards Drive 209 yards Drive 200 yards Drive 217 yards
Star Drive 265 yards Star Drive 260 yards Star Drive 230 yards Star Drive 290 yards
Trajectory Slice Trajectory Draw Trajectory Slice Trajectory Hook
Height Very Low Height Moderate Height Moderate Height Moderate
Impact 12 Impact 14 Impact 14 Impact 10
Star Impact 8 Star Impact 13 Star Impact 13 Star Impact 5
Control 8 Control 14 Control 14 Control 5
Spin 10 Spin 8 Spin 8 Spin 16
Quote Will someone challenge me to a doggone 18-round golf game? I'm powered up and ready!  Quote I'm Shadow the Hedgehog. The Ultimate Life Form. Who's here to golf me? Well I'm gonna win. Quote Time to play golf. And I want to win for Dr. Eggman. I hope you get a ton of bogeys! Quote Do you think you can beat me at golf? I'm good at it thanks to Orbot and Cubot.

Unlockable characters

Cream Toadette Rosalina Petey Piranha
Cream
Toadette - Mario Kart 9
587px-Luma SSB3DSWU
MSOSG Rosalina
Petey Piranha - Mario Kart 9
Drive 211 yards Drive 208 yards Drive 212 yards Drive 220 yards
Star Drive 268 yards Star Drive 253 yards Star Drive 275 yards Star Drive 300 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Hook Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight
Height Low Height Moderate Height Low Height Very High
Impact 12 Impact 13 Impact 11 Impact 10
Star Impact 7 Star Impact 9 Star Impact 6 Star Impact 4
Control 8 Control 10 Control 7 Control 5
Spin 11 Spin 8 Spin 7 Spin 10
Sticks Marine Boo King Boo
MSOSG Sticks
Raccon Girl
Boo - Mario Kart 9
King Boo - Mario Kart 9
Drive 211 yards Drive 208 yards Drive 212 yards Drive 220 yards
Star Drive 268 yards Star Drive 253 yards Star Drive 275 yards Star Drive 300 yards
Trajectory Straight Trajectory Hook Trajectory Fade Trajectory Straight
Height Low Height Moderate Height Low Height Very High
Impact 12 Impact 13 Impact 11 Impact 10
Star Impact 7 Star Impact 9 Star Impact 6 Star Impact 4
Control 8 Control 10 Control 7 Control 5
Spin 11 Spin 8 Spin 7 Spin 10

Note: Characters that are unlocked are already Star Characters.

Unlocking criteria

Unlock criteria
Cream Complete Adventure Mode.
Toadette Complete Adventure Mode.
Rosalina Comeplete Adventure Mode.
Petey Piranha Complete Adventure Mode.
Sticks Complete Adventure Mode.
Marine Complete Adventure Mode.
Boo Defeat all bosses in Adventure Mode.
King Boo Defeat all bosses in Adventure Mode.

Other

Mii
Miisportsmix
Drive 211 yards
Star Drive 268 yards
Trajectory Straight
Height Moderate
Impact 12
Star Impact 7
Control 8
Spin 11

Default Doubles Partners

In Doubles Mode, the player alongside it's partner can compete in any mode including Tournament Mode. If two unpaired characters are on the same team, they can both receive their special shots, but the special shots can be obtained and used only by the designated players. For example, Girls get the flower special shots. if Mario and Peach or Sonic and Amy are on the same team, Peach and Amy can share their special Flower Shots with Mario and onic, but only girls can obtain it and use it.

Mario and Luigi

Sonic and Tails

Peach and Daisy

Amy and Blaze

Yoshi and Birdo

Knuckles and Rouge

Wario and Waluigi

Shadow and Silver

Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong

Vector and Espio

Bowser and Bowser Jr

Dr. Eggman and Metal Sonic

Cream and Toadette

Boo and King Boo

Sticks and Petey Piranha

Marine and Rosalina

Team names

Special team names for each pair appear in this installment for Doubles Mode, unlike its predecessors Mario and Sonic Baseball and Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Nintendo 3DS) Character Selecting Screen.

Mario

  • Mario Bros (Luigi)
  • Awesome Sidekicks (Sonic)
  • Plane Flyers (Tails)
  • Lovely Couple (Peach)

Sonic

  • Awesome Sidekicks (Mario)
  • Best Buddies (Tails)
  • Ghost Chasers (Luigi)
  • Runaway Lovers (Amy)

Luigi

  • Mario Bros (Mario)
  • Second Sidekicks (Tails)
  • Ghost Chasers (Sonic)
  • Shy Matchers (Daisy)

Tails

  • Best Buddies (Sonic)
  • Plane Flyers (Mario)
  • Second Sidekicks (Luigi)
  • Flying Gliders (Knuckles)

Peach

  • Mini Skirts (Amy)
  • Royal Ladies (Daisy)
  • Magic Girls (Blaze)
  • Lovely Couple (Mario)

Amy

  • Mini Skirts (Peach)
  • Power Girls (Blaze)
  • Tomboy Ladies (Daisy)
  • Runaway Lovers (Sonic)
  • Cute Besties (Cream)
  • Jungle Gals (Sticks)

Daisy

  • Fire Flowers (Blaze)
  • Tomboy Ladies (Amy)
  • Royal Ladies (Peach)
  • Shy Matchers (Luigi)

Blaze

  • Fire Flowers (Daisy)
  • Power Girls (Amy)
  • Magic Girls (Peach)
  • Winged Cats (Rouge)

Yoshi

  • Egg Eaters (Birdo)
  • Lime Flyers (Silver)
  • Flutter Buddies (Tails)
  • Rescue Team (Mario)
  • Jungle Mates (Sticks)

Knuckles

  • Treasure Hunters (Rouge)
  • Power Roomates (Vector)
  • Power Lifters (Donkey Kong)
  • Maroon Boys (Wario)
  • Flying Gliders (Tails

Non-Playable

Bosses

  • Bowser
  • Bowser Jr
  • Dr. Eggman
  • Metal Sonic
  • Zavok
  • Dry Bowser
  • Eggman Nega
  • Jet the Hawk
  • Boo
  • King Boo
  • Petey Piranha
  • Dry Bowser
  • Dry Bones

Referees (Caddies)

  • Toadsworth
  • Toad
  • Big the Cat
  • Cream the Rabbit
  • Charmy Bee
  • Toadette
  • Omochao
  • Lakitu
  • Orbot
  • Cubot

Adventure Mode

Story

In Eggman's Base, Bowser and Dr. Eggman were rummaging a room and found a forest bomb in the closet and planned to do something odd with it.

At the Lakitu Valley golf course after Mario, Sonic, Peach, Amy, Luigi, Tails, Daisy, Blaze, Knuckles, Shadow, Silver, Rouge, Vector, Espio, and the others compete and watched a golf match, Bowser and Dr. Eggman arrive with the forest bomb. After Eggman and Bowser accidently dropped the bomb because of Sonic and Amy are about to attack, it blew up the golf course. After the attack, Knuckles exclaimed that Bower and Eggman are doing a ton of mischief lately. Cream then told Sonic that the bomb attack was scary. But then Vector suddenly noticed the Eggman is teaming up with Bowser in the Death Egg. Big then asked Tails about what are Bowser and Dr. Eggman up to. Tails then said that they have to go to the Death Egg and stop them. Amy and Peach told the referees to stay behind because refereees are told to stay at the golf course. Blaze told them that Bowser and Eggman might come back again. Mario, Sonic and others (except Charmy Bee, Omochao, Toadsworth, Toadette, Cream and Big) head to Kingdom Valley to find to Bowser and Eggman. Sonic meet Jet and challenged him to a golf match. After Jet is defeated by Sonic, Jet told the others that Eggman is building a golf course on a ship. Shadow does not like the sound of that. Just then, everyone saw Eggman's Egg Mobile and Bowser's Koopa Clown Car heading to Cheep Cheep Falls so Mario, Sonic and others head there to find Bowser and Eggman. When they got to Cheep Cheep Falls, Sonic told the others that Eggman and Bowser might be here but they saw Eggman Nega who challenges the gang to a golf match which Blaze accept it. After the match, Eggman Nega heard about the Death Egg and Silver told the team that Bowser and Dr. Eggman are planning to blow up golf courses with their biggest bomb in the universe. Tails said that Eggman and Bowser might use the seven Chaos Emeralds and the five power stones to power up the ship. Shadow asked where Bowser and Dr. Eggman are. But then Amy told the team that Bowser and Eggman might be at the Emerald Coast so the gang head to the Emerald Coast to find them. When they arrived, Bowser and Eggman are thinking of a plan. Shadow ran up to them when he was suddenly stopped by Zavok who challanged him to a match. After the golf match, Shadow saw that Bowser and Eggman are gone. Tails then told Sonic and Mario that Bowser located one of the seven Chaos Emeralds in the Mystic Ruins. So the team head to the Mystic Ruins to stop them. But they were stopped by Petey Piranha who challenged them to a golf match which Vector accept it. After the match, the team saw Eggman and Bowser flying to the Death Egg on a golf course ship. Using the Ultimate Blue Clyclone Tails had built, the team head to the golf course ship. Once they arrived, the team found Bowser and Eggman who are about to release a golf bomb. Silver warned Bowser and Eggman not to drop the bomb and destroy the golf courses. Eggman and Bowser think it's stupid. Bowser Jr and Metal Sonic came to Bowser and Eggman and told them that a golf match is about to begin. Bowser Jr and Metal Sonic brought Boo, King Boo, Dry Bowser and Dry Bones for the three doubles gold matches. Mario, Sonic and the others are going to do this match. Bowser and Eggman, will let Amy and Peach beat Metal Sonic and Bowser Jr, Blaze and Daisy against Boo and King Boo, and Tails and Luigi against Dry Bowser and Dry Bones, which Team Mario and Sonic won however and Bowser and Eggman are not going to give up this golf match. Eggman made the golf course ship alot bigger than ever. Bowser and Eggman challenges Mario and Sonic to one last Doubles Match. After Mario and Sonic won however, the alarm went off. Sonic and Mario told the others that the golf course ship is going to crash so everyone evacuated the ship as it crashed into the ocean. Everyone are back at Lakitu Valley that is now rebuilt after the attack. The referees are glad that the players are alright. Mario, Sonic and the others then celebrates their victory as the credits roll.  

In a post-credits scene, Mario writes an autograph on the camera, with the red marker squeaking the first seven notes of the Super Mario Bros. overworld theme and Sonic writing an autograph on the camera, with the blue marker squeaking the first nine notes of the Green Hill Zone theme.

Gameplay

In Adventure Mode, the player has to travel in a hub world as Mario, Sonic, Peach, or Amy and complete golf matches. While all of them are regular golf matches, Adventure Mode has a lot of other boss fights, such as challanges where Mario and co needs to hit the ball they get a par or better. It also features boss battles, where different objects need to be shot on bosses with the golf clubs to defeat them. Additionally, the level selection appears to be based on that of the New Super Mario Bros. games and Sonic the Hedgehog games with red panels indicating an unfinished level and green panels indicating a completed level, with the name of the level being shown when Mario, Sonic, Peach or Amy stands on one.

Golf courses

Name Image Description Unlock Condition
Lakitu Valley A basic course surrounded by trees. It is often used for tutorials, due to it being beginner-friendly. Unlocked by Default
Kingdom Valley A stage from Sonic 06 but it's turned into a golf course. Unlocked by Default
Cheep Cheep Falls This course has a conventional nature like Lakitu Valley, but also contains ponds and rivers as water hazards. Trees and subtle traps are also more abundant. Completing Adventure Mode
Emerald Coast Completing Adventure Mode
Shifting Sands This course is likely based off Shifting Sand Land and contains many bunkers. There are also waste areas, cacti and rocks that act as hazards. Completing Adventure Mode
Mystic Ruins Completing Adventure Mode
Blooper Bay This course features some unconventional elements, such as Fast Fairways, where surfaces on which the ball roles further than normal, and is set in a tropical resort area. Many of the bunkers are shaped like recognizable objects, such as seagulls or Super Stars. Completing Adventure Mode
Sea Gate Completing Adventure Mode
Peach's Castle Grounds This course features many elements unique to the Mario franchise, such as Warp Pipes, Chain Chomps, and giant Mushrooms. King Bob-omb also makes a cameo here, as well as Pikmin. Unlocked by Default
Amy's Villa Grounds Unlocked by Default
Bowser Badlands This dark, difficult course presumably designed by Bowser contains Bob-ombs, Piranha Plants, and Whomps, as well as elements such as lava. Extra care will need to be taken when playing on this course. Unlocked by Default
Planet Wisp After defeating Eggman's Golf Course Ship in Adventure Mode
Congo Canopy Set in the Kongo Jungle, this is a special Par 3 course used in pin-shot and birdie challenges. It can be easy to miss the mark and land out of bounds and there are also a few water hazards to be found. Unlocked by Default
Tropical Jungle Unlocked by Default

References to other games

  • Super Mario Bros.: In the character select screen, Princess Peach sings the first few notes of the overworld theme. A remix of the underground theme is heard during the player's attempt to score a birdie.
  • Sonic Adventure: In the character select screen, Amy hums the first few notes of My Sweet Passion and in the Amy Villa Grounds Golf Course, an instrumental version of My Sweet Passion is the golf course theme.
  • Super Mario 64: Shifting Sands is possibly based on Shifting Sand Land from this game. A remix of the Peach's Castle theme is heard in Peach's Castle Grounds. A remix of the Bowser boss fight music is heard in Bowser Badlands. Hole 8 of Peach's Castle Grounds has a mountain with a similar layout to the one in Bob-omb Battlefield, and Big Bob-omb appears there, too.
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games: Team Sonic's festival trophy animations are reused for the award ceremony in the tournament modes.
  • Mario & Sonic series: Some of Team Sonic's animations and voice clips are reused.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2006: Tropical Jungle and Kingdom Valley are used as golf courses.
  • Team Sonic Racing: Some of the character's voice clips are reused.
  • Mario Tennis Open: Miis are wearing the same outfits.
  • Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric: Some of Sonic and Amy's voice clips are resued.
  • Mario Party: The sound effect that plays when Toad trips on the menu screens is taken from Mario Party, as is the sound that plays when attempting to use a Power Shot when out of them.
  • Donkey Kong 64: Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong's voice clips were reused from this game.
  • Pikmin: Whenever a player's golf ball lands in a flower patch, Pikmin fly out.
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee: Some of Mario's voice clips from this game are recycled for Shadow Mario, albeit pitched down.
  • Super Mario Sunshine: Blooper Bay is heavily based on Gelato Beach, an area in Isle Delfino.

Cast

Role English voice actor
Sonic the Hedgehog Roger Craig Smith
Mario Charles Martinet
Miles "Tails" Prower Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Luigi Charles Martinet
Knuckles the Echidna Dave Mitchell
Yoshi Kazumi Totaka
Amy Rose Cindy Robinson
Princess Peach Samantha Kelly
Dr. Eggman Mike Pollock
Bowser Kenny James
Shadow the Hedgehog Kirk Thornton
Wario Charles Martinet
Silver the Hedgehog Bryce Papenbrook
Waluigi Charles Martinet
Blaze the Cat Erica Lindbeck
Princess Daisy Deanna Mustard
Vector the Crocodile Keith Silverstein
Donkey Kong Takashi Nagasako
Espio the Chameleon Matthew Mercer
Diddy Kong Katsumi Suzuki
Rouge the Bat Karen Strassman
Birdo Kazumi Totaka
Dr. Eggman Nega Mike Pollock
Metal Sonic Robot Voice
Jet the Hawk Michael Yurchak
Zavok Patrick Seitz
Omochao Erica Lindbeck
Charmy Bee Colleen O'Shaughnessey
Lakitu Tadd Morgan
Toadsworth Charles Martinet
Cream the Rabbit Michelle Ruff
Toad Samantha Kelly
Toadette Samantha Kelly

Trivia

  • This game's scoreboard features many characters from other Mario & Sonic games.
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