When Mario Golf: Tremendous Rush launched again in June, we discovered it to be a strong entry within the collection, albeit one which lacked that little little bit of pizazz and creativity wanted to make it one thing really price your time. One new characteristic that did shake issues up a bit, nevertheless, was Velocity Golf – a mode that has you seamlessly operating round every course from gap to gap in between pictures.
In a latest interview with Japanese journal Nintendo Dream, Camelot’s Hiroyuki Takahashi (producer) and Shugo Takahashi (director) clarify that the brand new mode inspired the crew to create programs the place all 18 holes are literally linked on the identical map, reasonably than have loading screens that create the phantasm that you just’re nonetheless taking part in in the identical space.
In translations shared by Nintendo All the pieces, we see that the crew aimed to create a map as massive as The Legend of Zelda’s Hyrule Area, and even had help from Nintendo’s Zelda: Breath of the Wild crew to assist work on that purpose:
S. Takahashi: The programs are enormous, too. We received technical assist from Nintendo for this recreation.
H. Takahashi: The fields of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had been unimaginable, weren’t they? With the Velocity Golf idea being a spotlight for this recreation, one thing we thought-about for a very long time was placing all 18 holes on one course. (laughs)
In previous video games the display needed to be modified each gap, however the transitions between the holes on this recreation are a lot smoother.
S. Takahashi: I’ll admit I at all times wished to do that, however know-how on the time of every earlier entry by no means allowed for it. Particularly within the Mario Golf 64 period (laughs).
We solely present it in a small a part of the sport, however we actually wished to make a recreation the place you hit the ball anyplace on the huge programs. A recreation the place in the event you hit the ball so far as the subsequent gap, you’d need to go and hit all of it the way in which again. A map the scale of Hyrule Area was our purpose, and the Zelda crew at Nintendo shared concepts with us as to how we may get there.
H. Takahashi: Due to their assist, Mario Golf was capable of evolve. I believe it’s particularly due to the maps that we had been capable of rework the shot system.
In a separately-posted translation masking the identical Nintendo Dream interview, it has additionally been revealed that the crew had been initially contemplating the identify ‘Mario Golf Aces’ for the title, following on from Mario Tennis Aces’ success. It was ultimately determined that Tremendous Rush can be extra becoming, nevertheless, with the intention to “spotlight the spirit and velocity of Velocity Golf.”