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I’ve talked about it before but I am a HUGE nerd. If I didn’t play baseball growing up I think I would have ended up creating some sort of self-sustaining ecosystem in my parents basement that I would have never, ever had to leave. Nonetheless, video games have been a huge part of my life.
I’ve done blogs on games before and we actually spoke about video games and esports on Episode 16 of Skyline Spew, but there is something that we as a gaming community haven’t spoken about in a long time:
Our guy Mario has kinda fallen off in recent years. This is strange when you consider that Nintendo as a whole have actually grown with the success of the Switch and has cemented itself as a true player in the greater video gaming space even after the failure that was the WII U. (Also, as a fellow (and very proud) Italian-American, it pains me to see a brother down bad.)
Mario isn’t the A-lister he once was. Super Mario Odyssey was awesome and was a great way to kick off the Switch, but for the most part, the past 5-10 years have been filled with remakes or hybrids.
That is until this beautiful video presented itself on my Twitter timeline this morning:
Mario. Golf. SPEED GOLF.
Mario sports games are legendary. The amount of hours I spent as a kid playing Mario Strikers Charged on the Wii and Mario Superstar Baseball on the Gamecube is enough to make me realize that I really needed to leave the house more.
But, Mario Golf specifically is amazing. Easy but challenging gameplay. Awesome graphics. An engaging story mode with familiar characters and feel but tons of room for creativity, and even SPEED GOLF! As a millenial who cannot focus on one thing for more than 5 minutes, that has always been my struggle with golf video games.
So, Mario is back. And I believe I will be purchasing a Nintendo Switch just for Mario Golf: Super Rush. Game available in June
Also, shout out Wario for getting off a John Daly-esque fit. Real one.