"Mario Golf was a favourite of mine," says Newey. "I like pretty much all kind of golf games so there are some ideas from other things, too. For example, the Tidy Park golf course is based on some old NES golf games that play horizontally. There's a lot of that kind of stuff that probably only seems cool to me. I also got a lot of good quotes for the punks and old people from my time on golf courses and watching golf."
"We haven't thought much about ports, we're mainly focused on a new game and finishing the Japanese version of Golf Story, " Newey says. For the time being at least, Golf Story is exclusive to the Switch, a system it feels perfectly suited for. Until Nintendo decides to push Mario back out onto the golf course, it's also the spiritual sequel to Mario Golf ? the title it takes so much inspiration from, and improves on so dramatically.