THIS IS THE BEST TENNIS GAME U WOULD LOVE TO PLAY IF UR INTO SPORTS.I LOVE ALL MARIO GAMES.EVERY MARIO GAME I PLAY IS AWESOME.SO PICK THIS GAME UP OR RENT IT IF U LOVE TENNIS GAMES.THIS IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU.
Having a strange fascination with tennis/volleyball/hackeys- ack games (some have even said its an unhealthy addiction) since the Turbo Graphics 16 volleyball fest Sonic Strike and 8 bit nintendo California Games.
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So I have certainly spent my fair share of time with these types of games. Obviously, I am beyond reproach in my qualifications to review this game, so before I start to ramble, I will proceed to espouse my review.
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The single player experience gets very boring pretty quickly. Once the tactics at each difficultly level are understood its fairly easy to dominate regardless of the level. The mini games again get fairly boring single player.
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Its mutliplay that this game really takes off, 3 good friends and a game of doubles later and you can see how this has been hard for me to return! Once everyone is brought up to a minimal skill level its fairly easy to compete in a doubles match. Plus you can always blame your team mate.
So overall if you are looking for a compelling single play mode then really you have to find one of the more realistic tennis games, as these usually have a career mode. However, if you want a fun game to pull out when you have a gaggle of friends over and everyone is Mario Karted out... then this is a good choice.
I really like the mario franchise, and I liked the Mario Tennis game on the Nintendo 64, but I thought this game was downright bad. The gameplay is slow and repetative, the courses are frustrating, and the computer players are stupid when they're set to Pro mode. If you want a good mario sports game, rent Mario Superstar Baseball instead. This game definately gets a thumbs down from me.