Mario Tennis

Nintendo 64
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91

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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 116 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-savingAll 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Daily Radar
    100
    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. Nintendorks
    90
    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. Spank!
    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: 20 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  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.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. YoYo
    Oct 30, 2003
    10
    Those who said 9 or below SUCK. it's Da best. Daisy's hot.
  3. 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 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. Expand
  4. RobertA.
    Jul 15, 2004
    9
    Best tennis game for the n64 by far. mario tennis is great fun. not much of a 1 player mode though :( get friends have serve it up. :)
  5. Jul 1, 2014
    9
    This is my favourite tennis game of all time. The gameplay was absolutely fantastic and in my opinion this was one of the best 4 player gamesThis is my favourite tennis game of all time. The gameplay was absolutely fantastic and in my opinion this was one of the best 4 player games on the N64 (which is saying something). Easy enough to get into but difficult to master it got the balance just right and didn't clutter the gameplay with needless powerups like the Gamecube follow-up. Great memories. Expand
  6. Apr 25, 2018
    8
    It is another excellent sporty Mario game. I don't have much to say about it, so I won't. I won't pretend like this game is something fromIt is another excellent sporty Mario game. I don't have much to say about it, so I won't. I won't pretend like this game is something from another world, or something to bow down to. But it is one of the funnest games on the Nintendo 64 period. Would it make it into my top 10? I am not sure, but it certainly up there. Do you like Mario? Do you like tennis? Do you like having fun? Look no further. 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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#7 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2000
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#6 Most Shared N64 Game of 2000