Mario Golf tees off next week for Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscribers

No longer a fairway to go.

Nintendo has confirmed that the N64’s Mario Golf will be the next game joining the Switch Online + Expansion Pack subscription service.

Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom pals will be able to tee-off in retro fashion from next Friday, April 15. 

First released in 1999, Mario Golf was developed by the now Mario Sports veteran studio, Camelot Software. It allows players to pick from 14 characters including recognizable faces like  Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Baby Mario, Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser, and Metal Mario. 

In addition to the usual Mushroom Kingdom cast, several human characters including Plum, Charlie, Harry, Sonny, and Maple were also available. Unlocking the full cast requires completing specific character matches or earning Birdie Badges across the courses.

Eight courses are available in the game, along with a range of modes including mini golf and speed golf. The latter shouldn’t be confused with the recent Mario Golf: Super Rush’s free-running course race. Back in the N64 days, Speed Golf simply meant completing courses as quickly as possible.

Mario Golf follows on from F-Zero X, which joined the higher-tier subscription service early last month. It brings the list of included N64 games up to the following titles:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Dr. Mario 64
  • F-Zero X
  • Mario Golf
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Mario Tennis
  • Operation Winback
  • Paper Mario
  • Sin & Punishment
  • Starfox 64 / Lylat Wars
  • Super Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Yoshi’s Story

Still to come from Nintendo’s confirmed list of games are Pokémon Snap and Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Early datamining pointed towards a far vaster list of games planned for the service, though we’ve yet to see Nintendo confirm any more N64 games that’ll make their way into the catalog.

Also included in the subscription service is Animal Crossing: New Horizons’s Happy Home Paradise DLC and the Mario Kart 8: Deluxe Booster Course Pass. The first wave of tracks arrived last month, bringing a mix of N64, Wii, and mobile tracks in two new cups..

Mario Golf will join the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack on April 15. The subscription service costs $50 per year and also includes access to a range of Sega Mega Drive games.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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