Mario Power Tennis GameCube

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
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  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 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.
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    7
    The Mario sports titles have always been a mixed bag in terms of quality but Mario Power Tennis certainly amongst the best. Allowing up to four players to take the court as a range of characters from previous Mario games, each with their own unique style, Power Tennis is sure to provide most gamers with hours of multiplayer fun. Just ensure to turn off the special shots as these are farThe Mario sports titles have always been a mixed bag in terms of quality but Mario Power Tennis certainly amongst the best. Allowing up to four players to take the court as a range of characters from previous Mario games, each with their own unique style, Power Tennis is sure to provide most gamers with hours of multiplayer fun. Just ensure to turn off the special shots as these are far too powerful and completely unbalance the game. Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    7
    While character imbalance when it comes to power moves can be very jarring and frustrating gameplay element, the core of the game is still good and it is a decent addition to the Mario sports series.
  4. 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 about this game, but at the end of the day its just a tennis game, but a really good tennis game

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#16 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
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#22 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2004
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Weekly Famitsu
    85
    9 / 8 / 9 / 8 - 34 gold [Oct 2004]
  2. GMR Magazine
    80
    MPT may not reinvent the game, but it definitely whacks it up enough to warrant a revisit. [Jan 2005, p.120]
  3. Compared to "Virtua Tennis," the undisputed king of the tennis franchises around here, Mario Power Tennis is a bit fuzzier and more forgiving in every respect, but, unless you turn them off, the power shots shift the dynamic in quite a different direction.