posted by Batmanfan (EAST STROUDSBURG, PA) Apr 21, 2006
Member since Mar 2005
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This was a good game, (I didn't expect it to be honestly.) The controls were good the career mode was fun. I liked how you get experience points to make your character better. The only thing i didn't like is you can't pause during a point it gets pretty annoying. Overall, a surprisingly good game.
posted by DrPikachu (LEAGUE CITY, TX) Jun 29, 2006
Member since Aug 2005
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
I give this game an 8 because its actully pretty fun to play,its got a good career mode and never really gets boring.But even though its called mario tennis the only time in the whole game you actully see him is at the end of career mode or in vs. mode.
posted by darthchris (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) Apr 21, 2006
Member since Feb 2005
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
In the new Mario Tennis, you are a newcomer to the Academy, a tennis school. You must work your way up the ranks from the junior class, to the senior class, and finally varsity.
The game play is pretty standard tennis, with the exception of a new feature that was introduced in the Gamecube version of Mario Tennis, the Powershot. These shots are crazy animations that send super powered shots that will often lead to a point. They also look good animations like lighting the ball on fire.
There are also light RPG elements like leveling up and upgrading skills. This lets you create a character that matches your play style, be it a power hitter or a speedy player.
There are also a bunch of mini games, some of which are fun, like the Treadmill, and then there are those who are just frustrating, like the Tacklebot. These games raise your powershot stats, which will then unlock newer, stronger powershots.
Overall, Mario Tennis is a game worth picking up or at least worth a rental. ;]