June 26, 2021 8:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Welcome to Switch History, the feature series dedicated to rounding up the software updates for Nintendo’s various Switch games. In today’s piece, we’re highlighting the updates for 2021’s brand new golfing adventure, Mario Golf: Super Rush:

Update History:

Ver. 3.0.0 (Released September 23, 2021):

  • “Koopa Troopa” added to Playable Characters:
    • Koopa Troopa has been added as a playable character to choose from in Matches. He has very high Spin and Speed stats.
    • His Special Dash has functions not seen in those of other characters.
      • During the Special Dash, you can use the L stick to freely change the direction of movement. You can also use the A button to jump.
      • During the Special Dash, you can also move across the surface of the water, but your Stamina consumption will increase.
      • As long as Stamina remains, you can enter your shell, and continue Special Dashing
      • Pressing the L button during a Special Dash will let you interrupt your Special Dash at any time.
      • If your Special Dash hits other players, you will accelerate even more.
    • This Special Shot has a new ability to bounce on the ground, and the number of times it bounces depends on the distance. While bouncing, it has the ability to blow other balls away.
  • “Ninji” added to Playable Characters:
    • Ninji has been added as a playable character to choose from in Matches. He has the highest Speed stat of all characters.
    • During his Special Dash, you can glide with your cloak. The first time you land from a glide, you can bounce ahead, even on the surface of the water.
    • His Special Shot, like Koopa Troopa’s, has a new ability to bounce on the ground, with the number of bounces depending on the distance traveled. While bouncing, it has the ability to blow away other balls.
  • “Blustery Basin” added to Playable Courses:
    • Blustery Basin, a snow-themed course, has been added as a playable golf course.
    • In addition to Ty-foos and Snow Pokeys, a new stage obstacle, “Cooligans”, have also been added.
    • When the climate shift “Blizzards” occur, the wind will be stronger than usual and the ball won’t travel as easily. Take not of the placement of bunkers and icy ponds.
  • “Spiky Palms” added to Playable Courses:
    • Spiky Palms, a desert-themed course at dusk, has been added as a playable golf course.
    • In addition to Pokeys, and tornadoes, a new stage obstacle, “Spike”, has also been added.
    • When the climate shift “rain” occurs, shot travel can decrease, and the run may suffer as well. The trick is to hit the ball a little harder than usual.
  • Addition of “CPU Skill”:
    • The CPU Skill can now be selected from “Amateur”, “Pro”, and “Champ”.
  • Adjustments to Ranked Matches:
    • Starting with the October 2021 Ranked Match, the rules for “Standard Golf” have been changed from “Special Shots On” to “Special Shots Off”.
    • Courses will now change every 30 minutes, as opposed to every 60 minutes.
    • If you forfeit all three holes, the points you earn, including the participation bonus, will be zero.
  • General Changes:
    • In Online Play, for the options “Standard Golf” and “All at Once”, if a player fails to hole-in within one minute after all other players have holed-in, they are treated as if they’ve given up—as is the case in Speed Golf.
    • Fixed a bug in Golf Adventure’s XC Standard Round that appeared to allow players to take a route other than crossing to the other side with a tornado when “Restart from First Hole” was selected.
    • Fixed a bug in New Donk City’s Amateur placement on Hole 13, where if a player had gotten a hole-in-one after hitting the parasol, one stroke would be added to their score.
    • Adjusted some collision detection for buildings and other objects placed in New Donk City.
    • Adjusted CPU behavior for New Donk City.
    • Fixed a bug where animation and voice weren’t matching-up during the ranking display for Ranked Matches.
    • Fixed a bug where Daisy’s voice and animations weren’t matching up when she hit a bogey.
    • Made several other fixes, and adjustments to game balance to improve enjoyment and playability.

Ver. 2.0.0 (Released August 5, 2021):

  • Addition of Ranked Match:
    • We have added “Ranked Match” as an online play option.
    • The goal is to improve your global ranking from “C-” to “S+” based on the number of monthly match points you accumulate from the results of your matches.
    • In Ranked Matches, you will be automatically matched with opponents as close as possible in distance and rank.
    • If there are only a few opponents available, you will be matched up even if there is some rank difference, but there is a handicap where higher ranked players will be behind you on the tee. If you can beat a higher ranked player, a bonus will be added to your monthly match points.
    • Your monthly match points, rank, and global ranking will be reset every month, but you will still be able to review your past records.
    • The game is divided into four categories: “Button Controls: Standard Golf”, “Button Controls: Speed Golf”, “Motion Controls: Standard Golf”, and “Motion Controls: Speed Golf”.
    • Achieve a rank of “A-” or higher each month, you will be able to use a character with a special appearance as a bonus.
    • Achieve a rank of “A-” or higher in any one of the categories during August 2021, and you will be able to use “Red Yoshi,” “Blue Yoshi” and “Yellow Yoshi” as a bonus, effective immediately.
  • Addition of “Toadette” as a playable character:
    • Toadette has been added as a playable character that can be used in matches.
    • While she has the highest control rating of all the characters, she also has the lowest power. She is recommended for those who want to hit the ball exactly where they want it to go, one shot at a time.
  • Golf Course “New Donk City” Added:
    • “New Donk City” from “Super Mario Odyssey” has been added as a playable golf course.
    • This is a short course with 18 holes, all of which are rated Par 3, but it offers the possibility of unique strategies such as bouncing the ball off the walls of buildings.
    • There are two difficulty levels to choose from, “Amateur” and “Pro”, making the tees and greens of all 18 holes completely different.
  • Adjusted Motion Controls:
    • It is now easier to generate power when swinging with a full swing in mind.
    • Approach shots aiming at the cup position are now less likely to go wide.
    • The angle of the club is now reflected on the screen when you get into a position to hit the ball.
  • Additions to the “How to Play” section:
    • Added explanations of how to play, and tips for Motion Controls in the “Golf Guide”.
  • General Changes:
    • “Return to Character Select” and “Return to Course Select” have been added to the Pause Menu exit options.
    • Character points required to obtain the next set of clubs are now displayed in Character Select.
    • Course Select now displays the number of holes you need to play before you can play the next course.
    • The number of holes played before the next course can be played is now displayed in Course Select.
      • However, during online play, you may not be able to select it until you return to the main menu, even if you meet the conditions.
    • The default number of players (including COM) has been changed to two when playing with the “Stroke Play ” and “Take Turns” rules in the Standard Golf menu of “Play Golf”.
    • Adjusted the search procedure for “Find a Room” in the online room menu of “Play Golf”.
    • In online play, even if a network error occurs in another player’s room, the game will now continue after the player is replaced with a COM player. The room will be disbanded if the hosting console has a network error, because the hosting console manages the game settings.
      • In Ranked Matches, if the hosting console has a communication error, it will be replaced by the COM and the game will continue.
    • A warning and countdown will be displayed 30 seconds before the end of the game.
    • Special Shots now pierce through tree foliage.
    • When playing with two players in split-screen mode on a single Nintendo Switch console, the screen of the player who scores first will no longer follow the other player.
    • Motion Controls has been changed so that the character will not automatically move when the pause menu is open during online play.
    • Adjusted the difficulty level of the goal to clear XC Golf at Ridgerock Lake.
    • Changes have been made to the game balance, and other issues, to make for a better play experience.

Ver. 1.1.0 (Released June 24, 2021):

  • Battle Golf:
    • Added “Enable/Disable” for Rush Events. Selecting “Enable” will cause Rush Events to occur at fixed times during play.
  • Golf Adventure (Adventure Mode):
    • Added Challenges for Shots off tee, Approaches, and Putting. The new challenges can be accepted from the Fire Bros in each area’s practice area.
    • Added lessons that teach spin use, and strategies for wind direction. The new challenges can be accepted from the Hammer Bros in each area’s practice area.
    • Adjusted several scenes encountered during the Golf Adventure mode of the game.
  • Motion Controls:
    • “Practice Swing” now displays on the screen when trying out practice swings.
    • Adjusted the game balance around swing inputs.
  • Online and Local Wireless Play:
    • Names of online opponents will now display.
    • Connection errors occurring mid-game will now display.
  • General Changes:
    • Adjusted the display position of text and other information displayed during play.
    • Adjusted the results screen.
    • In addition, adjustments have been made to the game balance, and issues have been fixed to make the game experience more enjoyable.

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