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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. Expand
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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
    10
    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. Collapse
  2. Apr 24, 2013
    10
    This game only needs one word to describe every single thing about it, it is nothing but amazingly FUN. It is undesputibly enjoyable. You can't not enjoy it. Although bowser, and the super strikes which give 2 goals were unfair, you can trun them off Expand
  3. Jan 19, 2013
    7
    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

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