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Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

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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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  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. Collapse
  2. NfanW.
    Dec 18, 2005
    10
    One of the best GBA-games, even more great than Mario Golf Advance, ´cause Tennis is more great than Golf ;)
  3. MatthewS.
    May 21, 2006
    10
    You got to love this game so many simple rules so little time. There is lots of people to talk to and cool litlle things like a cafeteria, a tube and more. The machines are cool with all those special m oves which means lots of combinations. Another awesome thing is the strategy on court. Way cool you can go to the front so you nail it off screen every time ore stay in back for defense. Every style has its ups and down(favorite isa getting speed and power and staying up front). So over all it's awesome with classes and a favorite of mine is the fact that there is in depth story. Expand
  4. RebekahM.
    Feb 22, 2006
    9
    A terrific game - even if you're not keen on tennis. It's so much fun to get better and better at your game, the excercise machines are funny and addictive and the actual matches make you feel very involved. I couldn't put this game down and am not a sporty person at all. Expand
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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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