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  • Summary: Nintendo's foray into sports titles continues with Super Mario Strikers, a new soccer game that's unlike anything ever to hit the pitch. Whether players are freezing their opponents with an ice-cold shell, unleashing a spiny shell on their hapless opponents or making entire teams flee in terror with a roving Chain Chomp, they're sure to see something new around every corner kick. Super Mario Strikers features all the favorite characters from the Nintendo universe, as well as four-person multiplayer action that will have players and their friends cheering all night long. Get ready for the world cup of gaming. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. 100
    It's easily the Mario Kart of soccer games and that should tell you a lot. Even if you think you're a confirmed soccer hater, Super Mario Strikers just might rock your world.
  2. This is by far the craziest Mario sports title yet and I had a blast with it. [Jan 2006, p.49]
  3. The fact that the atmosphere is the most notable part of the game means that it also fails in some respects.
  4. It's soccer starring Mario and friends, but the problem is, there just isn't enough "Mario" in Super Mario Strikers.
  5. Yet another brilliantly ironic Mario Sports title which once again proves that everyones favorite portly plumber can indeed kick it with style.
  6. A decent arcade soccer game with too little Mario. The developers could have put considerably more Mario-elements into the game other than the characters and the title.
  7. Nintendo didn't include enough extra fuel to give this otherwise fun endeavor the appeal of a "Mario Kart."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. Sep 11, 2013
    This might be one of the only accessible soccer games for people who aren't already hardcore fans. You don't even have to be a Mario fan. It's colorful, creative, combative, and creates an environment different than what is seen in your run-of-the-mill sports titles. The controls are crisp and on target, giving the player(s) the best opportunities to organize a high percentage play. Storylines in sports games often come off forced, and Nintendo made the wise decision of passing up that formality. It's an enjoyable "pick up and play" game that gives the player a release from the day with their favorite Nintendo characters, without requiring the mental commitment of an over-arching story. Expand
  2. Sander
    Dec 29, 2005
    Superb! As told, don't expect realism, but in which game you see 50 shots on goal in 5 minutes!?? Easy and fun to play, fine graphics.
  3. TonyG.
    Jan 14, 2006
    pick up and play soccer is best to describe it. great smooth animations, control is perfect, graphics cool as mario himself. I love nintendo, brings out the kid at heart! they have my support in every way. this game just confirms it. Expand
  4. JoeC.
    Jan 8, 2006
    It's fun. "Mario cash-in"?? That's like saying disney only makes money off it's characters. weak gameplay? If "Easy to learn but hard to master" is weak, then yes. "Zero Depths" not really sure what he is talking about. I think depths is actually singular, and "standard mario gimmicks". Right lets make a mario game that doesnt have the look or feel of a mario game. It's a fun game. Expand
  5. MichaelA.
    Mar 30, 2006
    This game is very fun and can be quite challenging if you get far enough. Even though the game would be considered very short for those who are very skilled with soccer games, this is a game you will love to play for many months to come. Expand
  6. Jan 19, 2013
    Although it is a game that lacks complexity and a lengthy playthrough, Super Mario Strikers offers players a fun experience that is best shared with others and retains the signature Mario style. Expand
  7. CharlieM.
    Nov 27, 2005
    Yet another Mario cash-in. Weak gameplay, zero depths, and the standard Mario Universe gimmicks all around. Nintendo is becoming EA

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