Mario Power Tennis GameCube

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
Buy On
  1. Edge Magazine
    50
    Power Tennis has depth only insofar as there's a great deal to do – medals to win, records to beat and tournament trophies to hold aloft – but all the frills and gimmicks overcomplicate something that wasn't broken in the first place. [Jan 2005, p.92]
  2. It's like Wimbeldon gone weird... But if you strip it down to its essence, there's still a fast and solid tennis game underneath.
  3. games(TM)
    50
    With so much going on, getting any enjoyment out of the multiplayer modes is far too much work and the simple, fun aspect found in titles like Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Kart: Double Dash!! has been replaced by, well, clutter. [Jan 2005, p.112]
  4. The poorly designed power shot idea is enough to force any buyer of this game to ship their copy on a one-way trip to hell.
  5. netjak
    55
    Mario Power Tennis certainly has a lot going for it, but there are several factors that keep it from being truly enjoyable, most notably the lack of a decent doubles mode, the problematic Power shot, and the poor menu navigation.
  6. Nintendo Power
    74
    The initial abbreviated matches against CPU-controlled swingers may seem too easy, but the game ramps up in difficulty at a steady pace. [Jan 2005, p.138]

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
#16 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jul 1, 2014
    7
    Not as god as it's predecessor due to it having a little too much going on! I mean all the shells and stars and special moves just took awayNot as god as it's predecessor due to it having a little too much going on! I mean all the shells and stars and special moves just took away from the experience for me. Visually it was obviously far superior to the N64 version but the gameplay became too cluttered. Still fun, but could have been better. Full Review »
  2. Jul 17, 2016
    9
    The story is good and the controls are great. The gameplay is amazing! The graphics are also great. This game aged very well also. ThisThe story is good and the controls are great. The gameplay is amazing! The graphics are also great. This game aged very well also. This gamecube game has it all! Full Review »
  3. Dec 9, 2014
    7
    out of all the Mario sports games (besides Mario kart of course) this one is the most fun. there is nothing negative I can find to say aboutout of all the Mario sports games (besides Mario kart of course) this one is the most fun. there is nothing negative I can find to say about this game, but at the end of the day its just a tennis game, but a really good tennis game Full Review »