Golf is normally a game about being patient and waiting your turn while wearing awesome pants. In Speed Golf, a new mode coming in next month’s Mario Golf: Super Rush, four players tee off at once and then race across the course to complete the hole first. I’d pay to watch real golfers do that.
Nintendo released a five-minute video going over Mario Golf: Super Rush’s mechanics and game modes to prepare players for the game’s June 25 launch, and it looks like there’s something for every sort of golfer. Technical players can fine-tune their shots, applying spin and curve to allow their shots to navigate kooky courses. I look forward to shaping my putts when I’m in the mood for precision stickball.
I’m also keen on the Golf Adventure mode, which allows players to level up their custom Mii characters while exploring a golf-themed world filled with golf-loving characters.
But the real exciting bits happen around the 2:20 mark. That’s when we learn about Speed Golf, the mode where yeah, it’s about golf, but it’s also about using your character’s unique dashes and special moves to outmaneuver the competition.
Even Waluigi gets to play!
Along with Speed Golf, there’s also a special mode called Battle Golf, which takes place in a special arena. Instead of one hole at a time, Battle Golf challenges players to capture any three of the battlefield’s nine holes. That’s a total of four modes, which should translate into a hell of a lot of golf to play once Mario Golf: Super Rush hits the Switch next month.