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GF Rating
7.0

1012 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

the best game you could play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by gdollar (EAST ORANGE, NJ) Dec 20, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This was one of the bes games i have ever played!! It had good graphics and so many characters and basketballs.
Also the game last forever,it took me a while to beat tournament mode.But theres still tons of things to unlock.
Personally i think this was a new sep for mario on nintendo ds. I hope they make more mario spor games on ds.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Mario Hoops 3 on 3

posted by JP54723 (BAY CITY, WI) Oct 19, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Great game for Nintendo DS. They have out done themselves with this new game. Amazing graphics for the DS and they made quite a few characters to chose from. I really enjoyed this game. I would definetly recomend it for someone who enjoys sports or mario. Although the controls are some what hard to use you will get the hang of the in approxamently a few hours.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Not Looney Tunes B-Ball, that's for sure

posted by madrain (MINNEAPOLIS, MN) Oct 7, 2006

Member since Aug 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

So I picked up this game looking for something like the old Looney Tunes B-Ball game on the SNES. I'm not a fan of sports titles, generally, so I don't pick up NBA 2kwhatever-year-it-happens- to- be every time a new one is released. I like a fun sports game, something with little management and alot of fun play.

Mario is okay, but definitely not as good as I expected.

The game is less about basketball and more about collecting coins. Also, like a supermodel, it's more about looking good than having substance. The AI is bad, either being incredibly stupid or at times extremely difficult because of power ups. Even on original gameboy basketball games your teammates didn't stand around like idiots watching the ball roll past them.

It's disappointing that there are no options to turn off or down the powerups, and turn off the coin collecting. I'd love this game if it used regular basketball scoring. The fact is it resembles nothing like basketball and more like keep-away, a game I stopped wanting to play in 5th grade. Winning depends on stealing the ball, then dribbling it over coin blocks until you have 100 coins, then doing a rather simple slam dunk or a slightly more complex unblockable power move which nets you some extra coins. Woo.

It is pretty, though, and marginally fun unlocking characters. The special moves are a treat to see, and some of the courts are just beautiful.

Anyways, I'd recommend giving it a rent at least. It's great fun for a week or so. I'd definitely recommend against buying it before you play it though, even if you're really excited for it, like I was.

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