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Nintendo shows off Mario Golf: Super Rush speed golf and battle royale modes

Nintendo has revealed a new trailer that shows off a bit more about what you can expect from Mario Golf: Super Rush when it hits Nintendo Switch in June.

Perhaps the most baffling part of the whole thing is the demonstration of Speed Golf; a mode that pits you and up to four mates against each other at once as you battle to get to the hole in the least amount of shots – and the least amount of time, too.

You take a shot, then sprint to wherever your ball ended up before taking another shot. To aid you on your endeavor, you’ll be able to nab coins and pickups, and each character has a special shot – Luigi can freeze the ground, for some reason, and King Bob-omb can summon other Bob-ombs to help him protect where his balls land.

They also have a special shot ability. Luigi can freeze the ground on impact, while King Bob-omb can spawn bombs in the landing zone. Others smash nearby balls out of the way on impact. PGA Tour 2K21, this ain’t.

Mario Golf: Super Rush has a battle royale-style speed golf variant called Battle Golf. The showdown takes place in an arena packed with obstacles and nine holes. The first golfer to capture three holes, by having the lowest stroke count at a given time, will be the winner.

On top of that, there’s an RPG mode called Golf Adventure, in which you can level up a rookie Mii character. Coaches can help you improve your technique. You’ll also undertake challenges and battle bosses. Yes, in a golf game. Once you feel your Mii has decent enough stats, you’ll be able to use them in multiplayer modes.

Nintendo also showed off some other features, including curve and spin shot abilities, a terrain scanner and optional motion controls. Mario Golf: Super Rush is coming to Nintendo Switch on June 25th.

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