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  • Summary: Players can test their backhand in this unique role-playing tennis adventure. Train hard at the Royal Tennis Academy to be a champion. Gain experience and improve your skills through lessons and tournaments, and rise to the top of the ranks. Play as Mario, Peach, Waluigi, or Donkey Kong in a slew of wild modes. Advance through the story and unlock even more characters, all with their own power moves. Beat Mario at his own game, then link up with a friend or three for even more frantic fun. Expand
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
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  1. It's beautifully constructed, funny, and exciting. It is simply jam-packed with the joy of gaming.
  2. Except for the mildly annoying audio elements and certain segments of the story mode bogging down in too much uninteresting dialogue, Mario Tennis: Power Tour really is a game you have to nitpick at in order to find any weaknesses -- nothing about the title stands out as being a serious problem whatsoever, it's that great.
  3. Except for the mildly annoying audio elements and certain segments of the story mode getting bogged down with too much uninteresting dialogue, Mario Tennis: Power Tour really is a game you have to nitpick at in order to find any weaknesses.
  4. Storming through the Power Tour mode in singles and doubles is an entertaining ride, and there's plenty of replay value with the multitude of unlocked minigames and characters.
  5. Power Tour is a solid title, but it's not as tight as Bjorn Borg's headband. [Dec 2005, p.190]
  6. Despite the fairly deep single-player mode, the fact remains that in some ways, this title isn't as deep as its companion game "Mario Golf: Advance Tour."
  7. The game tries to do too many things rather than focus on perfecting a single facet of the gameplay, and as a result Mario Tennis: Power Tour just misses the mark and ends up serving up a shallow, forgettable game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 12, 2012
    10
    I don't like tennis, but this game was great. Playing matches was so much fun and kept me satisfied for a while. It isn't all about the matches though, the characters are neat, and the machines are challenging and never left me bored. I beat the game doing doubles, and it wasn't too short, but I then realized I wasn't halfway done when I still had to do singles. This game is incredibly fun, and belongs in your gba library. Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2011
    9
    Mario Tennis: Power Tour is essential for any Mario fan or sports fan with a GBA. Pros: Easy-to-learn gameplay; fun mini-games; the RPG elements surprisingly add a bit of flare within the game. Cons: The multiplayer requires more than one cartridge; some pointless dialogue that hogs up gameplay time. Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2013
    9
    This game is a very random game because of the fact that not many people have played it. Its a Tennis game of course, the fact that Mario is in it makes it way more fun. Unlike Mario party or Mariokart, this game was more of an unknown in the many Mario games. The game has a story, its silly and makes little to no since but yea its there if you want to pay attention to it. The game play is as good as a game boy advance game could be; the graphics are again as good as it gets for the system. In the end this was a pretty great game and one of my favorite GBA games of all time. The problem with this game that I have tho is that Mario is not in this game till the very end, and that's really upsetting to me cause he is in Mario party and Mariokart why is he to busy playing golf and soccer? Regardless if you are a fan of Mario and want something new try this game and see for yourself how fun this is. Expand
  4. Mar 26, 2014
    8
    Beautiful graphics, tons of minigames, story mode like Mario Tennis for the GBC with many of the same characters, very creative new offensive & defensive super powers to beast tennis matches with. My only complaint is that the tennis matches are way too easy, Mario Tennis on the Game Boy Color was more challenging, this game is a breeze. It's super fun & charming though. Expand
  5. May 3, 2011
    8
    For kids of all ages, sporty or not. Pros: Excellent graphics for the GBA; easy and fun to learn; single-player and multi-player mode are equally time consuming. Cons: The controls are a bit iffy; 3-D courts could've looked better. Expand

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