It's a gold sim, in the same way that Mario Kart is driving sim. It's also incredible fun.

As you might expect Nintendo have not taken to a hyper-realistic version of the fairways, though it is important to point out that there's an abundance of features in order to ensure you get the right club and know the lay of the green.

Perhaps the most fun to be had here, though, is in the Speed Golf rounds where you can race against friends online and couch-play competitors jostling for elbow room.

It's here that Power Ups come to the fore and that beloved and familiar Mario game-play kicks into gear.

Add on to that a VS mode and a Story Mode and you're well placed for many hours to come.

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That being said, anyone looking for a proper Golf sim should take a dump in a bunker. Though the makers have tried to add realistic elements to the overall feel of the game, rain, wind, textures, this is an arcade button smasher rather than a fine study of the golfing links.

You can use the switch remote as a stand in club and opt for a smattering of VR styled body work. Meaning you can swing to your heart's content, so long as you keep the lanyard fastened tight, we don#t need controllers embedded in screens.

No, Super Rush does not convey the sights, sounds and smells of dragging around your golf cart on a wet and windy Sunday, but in transplanting the insta-recognizable characters from the Mario-verse, Nintendo have bagged themselves a...wait for it...hole in one for family play, even if the die-hards will steer clear.

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Mario Golf: Super Rush is available now on Nintendo Switch.