Mario Tennis Nintendo 64
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8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

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  • Summary: All of your favorite characters hit the court in a wild and wacky multiplayer tennis game from the makers of Mario Golf. Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Toad, and Donkey Kong lead off the all-star, 14-player line-up. The fast-paced action will have you unleashing vicious volleys, life-saving lobs, ballistic backhands and electrifying super-charged smashes! Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. While its direct competition is the Dreamcast's "Virtua Tennis," those who pass up this one because of cutesy characters and backgrounds will miss out on one of the best games for the system, hands down.
  2. The gameplay is so addicting that you might just forget that there’s no chance of Venus Williams’ mini-skirt fluttering up in the wind.
  3. If you ever thought you'd see a fun Tennis game, this is certainly it, and probably one of the most fun games in any genre.
  4. This is a game you'll probably keep coming back to periodically even as the years progress -- its simplicity and charm will likely ensure it a lasting place in your game library.
  5. It must be understood that the 9 you see on the right in the Overall category of the review scores is a qualified 9. It's the highest possible 9 that can be given, mere micrometers away from a 10.
  6. 90
    The title, which features more than 16 classic mascot characters and realistic tennis rules and physics, plus more bonus modes than you can shake a stick at and an unsurpassed multiplayer mode, is so difficult to put down that there really is no use in trying.
  7. 80
    This is a surprisingly realistic simulation, and yet its overriding concern is to entertain. Which it does. In spades.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. May 12, 2014
    10
    The first Tennis videogame I ever played. It also aspired me to play tennis later in my life. This game is still amazing and still has charm. It is way better than any nintendo wii tennis game. Yoshi is by far the best. I used every character and got them all to gold. I still have a copy to this day. It is one of the few n64 games i wish to keep. Expand
  2. MaxR.
    Dec 11, 2003
    10
    It's great!
  3. ChristiaanL.
    Jun 26, 2001
    10
    This game is fun for the whole family. I haven't beaten everything in the game yet, and I have put well over twenty hours into it.
  4. AcePilot
    Jul 5, 2007
    10
    It's 2007, 7 years since this great game came out, and I still love it. Although, the second day I started playing recently all my data got deleted.. NOW they tell me not to rapidly press on off. Collapse
  5. SeanB.
    Jul 15, 2004
    9
    Addicting even for a non tennis fan.
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    9
    This game was so amazing me and my daddy used to always play it. It was so good and it never gets old i could just go over who didnt have an N64 back then? Expand
  7. BenF.
    Jul 30, 2002
    0
    The worst game in the whole wide world and Nintendo r stupid to make it £20.

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