Since some of us are going to be stuck in a lockdown-that’s-not-a-lockdown-but-should-probably-be-one, there’s probably no better time for a second round of Mario Golf. Or as I like to call it, The Game Where Chuck Just Throws The Ball.
Mario Golf: Super Rush formally launches in Australia on June 25. It’s a Switch only game, of course, although if you don’t want to deal with motion control golf swings in 2021, Super Rush will support button controls.
All future course and character updates will be free, and the game will launch with 6 courses:
- Wildweather Woods
- Balmy Dunes
- Ridgerock Lake
- Bonny Greens
- Rookie Course
- Bowser Highlands
As for the roster, it’ll be well supported at launch. Mario Golf: Super Rush will have 15 characters at launch — the same that Camelot’s previous game, Mario Tennis Aces, launched with — and each character will have a special dash and special shot for the multiplayer-only Battle and Speed Golf modes. You’ll also be able to create your own Mii character for use in multiplayer or the game’s campaign mode.
The 16 characters playable at launch will be:
- Donkey Kong
- Bowser Jr.
- Chargin’ Chuck, Thrower Of Balls
- King Bob-omb
- Your Mii character
The cheapest copies of Mario Golf: Super Rush in Australia
If you’re looking forward for a bit of golfing relaxation this week, then be prepared to pay around $69 in Australia. Mighty Ape are offering the cheapest price by a couple of dollars, although the outright cheapest is Amazon Australia — if you use the supplied checkout code and the Amazon mobile app.
So if you’re not using that, then Mighty Ape’s $67 is the best deal. They’ll ship from today, too, while Amazon and Harvey Norman are tied for $68. You can also save some money digitally by using Nintendo Points, but how much that saves you will depend on how many points you have/want to spend.
- Mighty Ape: $67 (ships from today, June 23)
- Amazon Australia: $68 (down to $58 if using the APPONLY10 checkout code via the Amazon mobile app)
- Harvey Norman: $68
- Dick Smith: $69
- Kogan: $69
- JB Hi-Fi: $69
- BIG W: $69
- Catch of the Day: $69
- EB Games: $79
- Nintendo eShop: $79.95
I’m still gutted Mario Golf: Super Rush won’t let you play through the singleplayer campaign as, say, Chuck. But on the bright side, it’s a golf game where you can throw the ball. What else do you need?