YMMV / Mario Golf

  • Broken Base: The announcement that World Tour on the 3DS will feature DLC and a season pass. The DLC involves three content packs that add more courses and more characters, though only one pack was released day 1, while the others being released in the weeks following release. Some fans didn't really mind that the game is getting DLC since Nintendo emphasized in the press releases that the game will still be fully featured with the same amount of courses and holes as previous games. Others, however, immediately heard "day 1 DLC" and think Nintendo is just playing Follow the Leader in regards to how other companies release DLC.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome:
    • Sudden death in the Nintendo 64 version where you get to play under the nighttime sky!
    • Rosalina gets several in World Tour whenever she celebrates getting a Birdie or Eagle by creating a brand new galaxy.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Rosalina in World Tour on two occasions: Getting an Eagle or better not only has her create a new galaxy but it is fully populated with planets and numerous Lumas happily surround her. The second is if she gets a bogey or loses a hole in Match play: She's about to faint when Luma catches her and props her up. She raises her head and smiles.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Mario Golf 64 is loaded with great music, including:
  • Designated Villain: Wario, Waluigi, and Bowser in the Toadstool Tour intro. At worst, Wario and Waluigi just act arrogant, but don't actually do anything underhanded; likewise, Bowser just minds his own business until one of Wario and Waluigi's balls gives him a black eye, and his Roaring Rampage of Revenge only targets them instead of Mario and co. as well. Yet the narrative paints it as their just desserts when Mario's ball causes them to get nuked by a Bob-omb.
  • Game-Breaker: In the Advance Tour version, the Super POW Club and the Super-Straight club. The former increases distance by a great amount, which is well worth the higher height boost, the worse shot, and the worse control, as you have a chance at getting freaking Eagles consistently. The latter straightens out your shot completely, at the cost of some distance, but in this case it will be an advantage as pretty much the only time you could absolutely benefit from a bona fide straight shot is when you'e aiming for the pin and are hoping to get a chip-in: You won't need to calculate more than where the ball will land, the wind, and the lie on the green, skipping the angle, and the smaller drive distance makes it easier to manipulate how far the ball will go.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Wario's Albatross/Hole-in-One animation, where he summons a Power Star a la Super Mario 64, since he went on to be playable in Super Mario 64 DS.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • Super Mario Kart is often hailed as the game that gave birth to the Mario Sports series, but there was an NES Mario Open Golf game released a year before in 1991. It didn't catch on so the Mario Sports series didn't really become popular until the Kart games.
    • World Tour was treated by fans like the first time Nintendo has done Downloadable Content. They had actually done it before with New Super Mario Bros. 2 as well as Fire Emblem Awakening.
  • That One Level: Cheep Cheep Lagoon in World Tour. Have trouble putting in the rain? Cheep Cheep Lagoon is underwater, which, for the purposes of putting, means permanent rain. Have fun!
  • Uncanny Valley: Due to it being early in the 3D Games era, the human characters with their undetailed eyes and unmoving mouths attracted a bit of this reaction.