posted by Spikedup06 (DOWNERS GROVE, IL) Aug 29, 2007
Member since Aug 2007
gamers (92%) found this review helpful
MSC is what you would call a great sequel game with better choices. You get to choose different characters on your team, and even play on numerous fields. The only thing that I didn't like was the length of the game time. The controls were a bit tricky, but that takes some getting used to since its an entirely different controller. Great game, tho!
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
True, Mario Strikers Charged isn't the first true Wii game with Wifi, but it's the one we've all been waiting for. Controls are solid, and the gameplay is almost identical to the GCN game, almost too identical. While there is plenty of new stuff to do, I can't help but to feel this isn't really a full sequel.
Right out of the gate, Nintendo's new online service is a pretty good start. Assuming you have a good connection, most of my encounters online have been lag free, and with no trouble finding someone to play. There is also a ranking system in place that resets every week or every "season". You can work your way up the leaderboard by scoring points in a number of ways. 10 points for winning + how many goals you scored OR 1 point for losing + the goals you scored. The wifi element adds a ton of extra replay value, and it's a promising start for Nintendo.
The single player mode is pretty bulky in MSC. With many more cups, and and new side kicks, there is a great deal of new stuff. One of the biggest downsides to this game is the lack of use of motion controls. The only motion controls you have are to strike other players, or to defened against a Mega strike. The overall look to the game was slightly updated, with more detail on the field and in the crowd, but everything else looks about the same.
Mario Strikers is a solid entry into the Wii's line up with a good online service, something that was desperately wanted on the Wii. It's probably worth 50 dollars to just run and pick it up, but definitely worth a rent!