Camelot Software Planning
|Predecessor||Mario Golf: World Tour|
|Release Date(s)||TBA 2014/2015|
|Mode(s)|| Single Player |
|Media Included||Wii U Optical Disk|
Mario Golf: Grand Tour is an upcoming sport game, the sixth installment in the Mario Golf (series) and it's going to be for the Wii U. The game is in development by Shooting Star Studios and Camelot Software Planning with an unknown date at the moment. The game will have wi-fi capabilities, using Nintendo Network procedures.
The gameplay of the game is similar to past installments in the series. Players use the Wii U Gamepad to play this game using the buttons and the Touch Screen to play. Players can use the screen by tapping it to put the character ready to perform a shot and start charging. By sliding it the character will perform the shot. Buttons can also be used, it all depends on the player's desire and comfort. This discards the option to just change the selecting clubs, initiating shots and adding spin in the touch screen though. The player can use the screen or the Control Stick to change the shot trajectory while the character prepares their shot. There's also the impact zone feature. The Item Shots from Mario Golf: World Tour returns too, with a few new items. You can also customizeyour character with gears using Coins won in the game.
The Speed Golf and Mini Golf modes return from Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64. There's also a new mode called Maze Golf where players play in maze-like courses trying to find the hole in a determined amount of time. The time the player finishes this is what determines the number of Coins the player will win after the game. A Story Mode has also been announced and it will feature RPG elements like in past handheld installments. In this mode the player can use their Mii or one of the determined Mario characters for the story.
You are now also able to customize characters by unlocking their clothing or palette swap. Some of them can also be bought using Coins, others by buying exclusive future packs and others by scanning QR Codes with the Wii U Gamepad's NFC sensor. The same applies to Mii's customization, except this one doesn't contain gear unlocked with QR Codes.
Interaction with Mario Golf: World Tour
This game along with Mario Golf: World Tour seem to follow the series' tradition on having both a handheld and home console game connecting with each other. The Wii U and Nintendo 3DS connectivity is shown in this game as well, using it to transfer characters from one game to another and vice-versa. Exclusive characters from packs will not be into this though (with the exception of both Rosalina and Toadette, who became unlockable characters in this game).
The game contains various returning modes as well as a new one.
- Story Mode - Play as your Mii or one of the available characters for this mode (Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Toad, Donkey Kong, Wario, Waluigi or Bowser) in an role-playing adventure, challenging various opponents and winning badges and cups to progress in the game and the Golf League Tournament. Become the Golf Champion in the Mushroom Kingdom.
- Tournament - In this mode players compete against others for the first place in a 18-hole golf round, earning badges on holes. The winner is the one with the lowest score at the end.
- Character Match - An one-on-one challenge against a computer character on a course of your choice with match play rules.
- Ring Shot - Compete by hitting the ball into various rings on the course, still trying to finish at or under par.
- Speed Golf - Compete a round of golf in the fastest time possible.
- Maze Golf - Play in a maze-like course and try to find the hole in a determined amount of time.
- Doubles - A game where you compete in a 2-on-2 golf game. Up to 4 players.
- Club Slots - Play using a limited amount of clubs. If you play with four slots then a gimmick is added in the fourth one like the lack of wind, double points and others.
- Ring Shot
- Ring Showdown - Play against other players and see who can get the most rings and complete the most holes successfully.
- Coin Golf - Play hitting the ball near Coins to collect them. Earn the highest Coin total to win. Sometimes you'll also earn a Gold Flower for your advantage after gaining a high amount in a chain, same with other players.
- Cash Cup - Collect as many Coins as possible and try to perform a Par or better. If you fail you'll end up with 0 Coins for the hole.
- 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.
- Maze Golf
- Maze Race - From 2 to 4 players only. Everyone plays in the same maze, trying to find the hole. There's no time limit. The one that finds the hole and hits the ball for it first wins.
- Grand Tournament - This is like Tournament mode, except characters as well as courses and holes are more difficult. This includes more holes and missions as well as more gimmicks and harder characters.
- Mini Golf - Play in small courses while avoiding small obstacles to get to the hole.
- Mini Race - From 2 to 4 players only. In this mode players must reach the hole to win. The one that reaches it first wins.
- Ace Computer Difficulty Mode - Completed (in first place) all Grand Tournaments with all Non-Hard Characters. 102 Tournaments in total.
These characters are available from the start of the game.
|Distance||213 yards||Distance||210 yards||Distance||208 yards||Distance||212 yards|
|Yoshi||Koopa Troopa||Donkey Kong||Diddy Kong|
|Distance||209 yards||Distance||203 yards||Distance||216 yards||Distance||205 yards|
|Toad||Baby Mario||Shy Guy||Wiggler|
|Distance||205 yards||Distance||202 yards||Distance||207 yards||Distance||214 yards|
|Distance||212 yards||Distance||209 yards||Distance||210 yards||Distance||218 yards|
These characters must be unlocked first by doing a certain task to obtain them.
|Birdo||Toadette||Baby Peach||Hammer Bro.|
|Distance||209 yards||Distance||203 yards||Distance||200 yards||Distance||215 yards|
|Polari||Rosalina||King Boo||Petey Piranha|
|Distance||206 yards||Distance||210 yards||Distance||214 yards||Distance||220 yards|
|Height||Very Low||Height||Very High||Height||Moderate||Height||Very High|
|Distance||209 yards||Distance||204 yards||Distance||213 yards|
|Distance||204 yards||Distance||216 yards||Distance||208 yards||Distance||205 yards|
|Dry Bowser||Cosmic Mario||Queen Merelda||Sprixie Princess|
|Distance||220 yards||Distance||214 yards||Distance||212 yards||Distance||206 yards|
Various items can be used during gameplay to affect the player's shots. Some return from the previous game and some are new.
|Mushroom||Makes the ball roll further. Also comes in the Triple variety.|
|Fire Flower||Increases the shot distance and burns through trees and obstacles.|
|Ice Flower||Freezes terrain to allow the ball to bounce multiple times.|
|Bullet Bill||Ignores wind.|
|Bob-omb||Causes the ball to fly high into the air.|
|Boomerang Flower||Increases the draw or fade of the shot.|
|Note Block||Creates a Jump Block in midair, letting the ball avoid water hazards.1|
|Tornado||A tornado that sucks up nearby coins.|
|Kab-omb||N/A||Explodes mid air to drop the ball straight down.|
|Gold Flower||Gives the player coins for every yard hit.|
|Mini Mushroom||Turns the ball tiny while in air reaching a really long distance than normal, but getting affected more by the wind.|
|Cannon Pipe||A pipe pops out from the ground, getting the ball and then shooting it again to the desired direction without counting it as another shot move.|
Main Article: Alternate Costumes
A new addition to customize characters as well. Some characters obtain color palettes while others have costume changes. All alternate costumes must be unlocked by buying them with Coins obtained in the game or by scanning QR Codes with the Wii U Gamepad's NFC sensor. Others are included in DLC packs.
There is a variety of purchasable gear that can be used to customize the player's Mii that will affect their stats. The game will have 600 customizable gear items and some of them can be obtained in DLC packs. If a player equips a Mii with a full character gear set the Mii will play similarly to that character.
These can be bought in the game using Coins earned.
- Normal Club
- Mario Club
- Luigi Club
- Yoshi Club
- Peach Club
- Daisy Club
- Wario Club
- Waluigi Club
- Toad Club
- Birdo Club
- Petey Piranha Club
- Blooper Club
- Fire Flower Club
- 1-Up Mushroom Club
- Power Star Club
- Spiny Blue Shell Club
- Normal Combo
- Mushroom Combo
- Pokey Combo
- Koopa Kid Combo
- Piranha Plant Combo
- Bullet Bill Combo
- Dry Bones Combo
- Power Star Combo
- Normal Ball
- Mario Ball
- Luigi Ball
- Toad Ball
- Waluigi Ball
- Bowser Ball
- Polari Ball
- Toadette Ball
- 1-Up Mushroom Ball
- Ice Flower Ball
- Whimp Ball
- Normal Cap
- POW Block Cap
- Birdo Cap
- Diddy Kong Cap
- Wiggler Cap
- Chain Chomp Cap
- Rosalina Visor
- King Boo Visor
- Daisy Visor
- Luigi Visor
- Normal Shirt
- Luma Shirt
- E. Gadd Shirt
- Mario Shirt
- Peach Shirt
- Toad Shirt
- Shy Guy Shirt
- Banana Shirt
- Thunderbolt Shirt
- Bob-omb Shirt
- ? Block Shirt
- Normal Gloves
- Mario Gloves
- Yoshi Gloves
- Daisy Gloves
- Wiggler Gloves
- Birdo Gloves
- Wario Gloves
- Donkey Kong Gloves
- Bowser Gloves
- Plessie Gloves
- Cat Gloves
- Boxing Gloves
- Normal Pants
- Yoshi Egg Pants
- Luigi Fireball Pants
- Thunder-stripped Pants
- Power Star Pants
- Heart Pants
- Coin Pants
- Piranha Plant Pants
- Poison Mushroom Pants
- Cheep-Cheep Pants
- Mushroom Pants
- Cat Bell Pants
- Mario Shoes
- Peach Shoes
- Bowser Shoes
- Yoshi Shoes
- Birdo Shoes
- Toad Shoes
- Red Shell Shoes
- Rosalina Shoes
- Bob-omb Shoes
- Bullet Bill Shoes
- Mini Mushroom Shoes
- Mario Costume
- Luigi Costume
- Peach Costume
- Wiggler Costume
- Bowser Jr. Costume
- Toadette Costume
- Rosalina Costume
- Petey Piranha Costume
- Shy Guy Costume
- Hammer Bro Costume
THese can be obtained by transfering them to the game by connecting Mario Golf: World Tour from the Nintendo 3DS with the Wii U.
- Goomba Club
- Mushroom Club
- Banana Club
- Cheep-Cheep Club
- Green Shell Combo
- Banana Combo
- Thwomp Combo
- Chain Chomp Combo
- Blooper Combo
- Lakitu Combo
- Wario Ball
- Boo Ball
- Peach Ball
- Thwomp Ball
- Mushroom Ball
- Yoshi Cap
- Green Shell Visor
- Banana Visor
- Chain Chomp Visor
- Peach Visor
- Mario Visor
- Peach Gloves
- Green Shell Shoes
- Banana Shoes
- ? Block Shoes
- Wario Costume
- Waluigi Costume
- Daisy Costume
- Donkey Kong Costume
- Bowser Costume
|Shy Guy Wastelands||A plain and simple course where various mountains and rocky statues depicting different Shy Guys in the course. It's the easiest course in the game.|
|Goomba Forest||A forest where trees are much more abundant and work as the most notable obstacle here. Various Goombas can be seen around as well as Goomboss' cameo appearance at the end of the course.|
|Crystallized Cove||A small bay with really shiny water and crystallized caverns. There are boats and yachts around the water, as well as jumping Cheep-Cheeps and Cheep-Chomps, with the latter being able to eat the ball if they're in the way.|
|Daisy's Vacational Cruiser||A great dock and beach where Daisy's Cruiser is located and works like the hole location. There are also various Sarasaland references such as the Marine Pop and the Sky Pop seen in the background.|
|Peach Falls||This course plays at the backyard of the castle. The waterfall that comes from the high mountain is the most noticeable element in this course. Various elements from the Super Mario 64 game can be seen, even the Star statue but drastically bigger (where the hole is located) and some Red Boos watching.|
|Yoshi Park||A Yoshi-themed park featuring various elements like enemies, obstacles and other things from different Yoshi games such as Yoshi's Story, Yoshi's Island and Yarn Yoshi.|
|Wario's Gold Castle||A big palace with elements seen in Wario games. There are a lot of Coin mountains as decoration and Wario statues and monuments, jewels and various other elements from said games. The main obstacles here are the pillars.|
|Deep Sand Desert||A big, dry and plain desert that has many hazards such as Pokeys, quicksand and tornadoes. The hole is located on a big broken pyramid that seems to be cut in half.|
|Bowser's Magma City||A destroyed city with various hazards. There is lava and various enemies such as Koopa Troopas, Bob-ombs, Thwomps, Whomps and more.|
|Shining Star Galaxy||A course located on a golf-like course planet with various elements from the Super Mario Galaxy games. There are Lumas, Octoombas and cameos such as Dino Piranha and the Toad Brigade.|
|Cheep-Cheep Falls||A course returning from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. This course has a conventional nature but also contains ponds and rivers as water hazards. Trees and subtle traps are also abundant.|
|Blooper Bay||A course from MArio Golf: Toadstool Tour as well, using more elements from Super Mario Sunshine. This course features some unconventional elements, such as Fast Fairways (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 gulls or bananas.|
|Peach's Castle Grounds||Another course returning from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour. This course features many elements unique to the Mario series, such as Warp Pipes, Chain Chomps, and giant Mushrooms. Big Bob-omb also still makes a cameo here, as well as Pikmin.|
|Good Egg Galaxy||A course based on the Super Mario Galaxy course. It has almost the same desgin, but a little bit modified for golf plays. There are many gravity elements here and enemies such as Octoombas, Spiky Plants and more are seen around. King Kaliente makes a cameo here.|
|Sky Station Galaxy||This course is based on the Super Mario Galaxy 2 course. It aslo has the same design but modified for golf matches. There are many round houses and hills as well as floating platforms that move around. Banzai Bills and Paragoombas make appearances here.|
|N/A||Super Mario Galaxy||A great course that has different hole based on a character each, starting with Luma and ending with Mario. There are also many Super Mario Galaxy elements. The Starship Mario and the Starshrooms can be seen in the background along with the Comet Observatory.|
|Airship Armada Fields||This course is based on the airship levels from numerous Mario titles, mainly Super Mario 3D Land. It takes place on rocky, almost destroyed buildings and towers, with Airships being part of the field itself and also seen floating around and shooting Bullet Bills and meteorites that work as obstacles, as well as Rocky Wrenches. Boom Boom, Pom Pom and the Koopalings make cameo appearances here.|
|Bowser's Lava Lair||It's based on the galaxy of the same name from Super Mario Galaxy 2. Most holes take place on the green carpet, floor platforms while some ones do it on the lava planets with volcano-like platforms. Whomps, Lava Bubbles and Bullies make appearances as cameos and obstacles.|
|Bowser Jr.'s Playroom||Based on the course from Mario Super Sluggers. Bowser Jr.'s Playroom is a big, toy castle. Some holes take place on toy fields outside of it, and it seems to be located on an island as well. Chain Chomps can be seen sleeping, and will be awakened whenever the ball hits their territory, eating the ball and conducing to an OB.|
Wario Land Pack
|N/A||Greenhorn Ruins||Greenhorn Ruins is a little bit different from the level it's based of from Wario World. It's more of a jungla rather than a forest where the ruins are located. The holes are mostly outside of the ruins. There are Ankirons, Magons and Cractyls making cameo appearances here.|
|Shakedown Schooner||The Shakedown Schooner is based on the ship of the same name from Wario Land: Shake It!. It's located on a really big ship with many wooden platforms around that change of directions depending on the hole. There only hazard here is the water that is abundant, so players must be careful, as it is easy to get out of bounds here. Shake King makes a cameo appearance here, and Captain Syrup's ship, The Sweet Stuff, can be seen in the background sometimes.|
3D World Pack
|Mount Beanpole||This course is based on World 1-3, which has the same name, from Super Mario 3D World. In this course the field is on various floating, grassy platforms with various shapes. Players must be careful since they have to hit the ball from platform to platform without making it fall to the sky, as it is also considered an hazard. There are also some holes where platforms are connected by deformed wooden bridges. There are also some bean poles that constantly grow up as obstacles. Some Sprixies, Piranha Plants and Cat Goombas can be seen here.|
|Beat Block Land||This course is based on World 6-4 from Super Mario 3D Land. It's mostly a floating wooden platform on the sky. However, there are some beat blocks that will start changing to the beat whenever the ball gets hit. When the ball lands, the Beat Blocks will stay quiet. If the balls lands on an invisible Beat Block, it will unfortunately lead the player to an out of bound. Some Wallops and Prongos work as obtacles here.|
|Sunshine Seaside||Also based on the course (World 5-1) of the same name from 3D World. This one is a sandy beach where holes take place on islands and the water works as an hazard. Chargin' Chucks, Para-Biddybuds as well as Splounders can be seen. Plessie also makes a camep appearance.|