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  • Summary: The popular N64 tennis game returns with even more powerful shots, new power-ups, and wild environments. Now you can join all your favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom--including Mario, Donkey Kong, Bowser, and Peach--on various courts inspired by Nintendo games. Each character has a special strength that you can use for both offense and defense. Build up your skill points in single-player challenges or practice your skills in four-player matches. Expand
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  1. Positive: 37 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. The variety of game modes, the spice of the power shots, the unbelievable graphics, and the endless amount of replayability make Mario Power Tennis possibly one of the best Nintendo games on the market.
  2. As a Mario game, it is bursting with charm and laughs from all your favorites, and as a tennis game it is both solid and fun to play - Mario Power Tennis comes Heartily recommended.
  3. As long as you are not in tournament mode, the game can be the most normal game of tennis you've ever played, or the most ridiculous one you've ever played.
  4. If you're looking for a quick, fun game that demands reflexes, has replay value by the bucket loads, and is a blast to play with friends, check it out.
  5. 80
    It's based on excellent gameplay mechanics that are taken in really interesting directions through gimmick courts. Mastering each player will take dozens and dozens of hours. Multiplayer games are a total riot.
  6. Mario Power Tennis is all about a great game of tennis, with responsive controls, colorful graphics, and a nice, lighthearted style. Fans of the sport shouldn't be surprised if they find one of the best tennis games out there.
  7. 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 has been replaced by, well, clutter.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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jan 19, 2013
    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. Expand
  2. Jun 18, 2013
    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 far too powerful and completely unbalance the game. Expand
  3. Jul 1, 2014
    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. Expand

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