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  • Summary: (Also known as "Mario Strikers Charged Football") Take to the pitch as Mario Strikers Charged arrives with a new roster of features. The follow-up to "Super Mario Strikers" delivers bigger shots, massive hits and the chance to play gamers around the world. Mario Strikers Charged is high-impact, all the time. More captains, more playing fields, more sidekicks: It's crush or be crushed in this wild kickfest. Goal Control: Use the skill the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers provide to win the ball, score unstoppable goals and take control of the goal keeper to perform spectacular saves. Score Big with Mega Strikes: Each captain has his or her own set of skills and super abilities, as well as the ability to perform special shots called Mega Strikes, where the iron ball splits into five balls and flies at the goal. The defending player must use the Wii Remote controller to shoot these balls out of the air to stop a goal. [Nintendo] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 47
  2. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. 100
    A phenomenal addition to the Wii's library and will rival GoldenEye 64 in terms of the exhilarating multiplayer experiences that it offers up. Don't turn your nose up at it just because you don't like soccer or you'll be missing out on one of the best gaming experiences around. Now, bring on Super Smash Bros. Brawl!
  2. Destined to join games like GoldenEye and Super Mario Kart as an incredibly fun multiplayer experience.
  3. The gameplay, as I said above, is fast-paced. It actually feels a lot like old school NBA Jam in execution. [Sept 2007, p.68]
  4. And that is where Charged really shines – the multiplayer arena. Take it online, knock some people around and have a blast.
  5. Mario Strikers Charged isn't a soccer game. It's a chaotic war of dispossession, body-checking, and garbage goals. [Sept 2007, p.80]
  6. Gameplay is frantic, the presentation has been noticeably improved, and there's enough strategy for players to develop a style, which they can then show off online. All in all, it's a notable score for team Mario.
  7. Mario Strikers Charged is enjoyable on a lark, but it’s a tiny baby step just to advance a single feature of the Wii.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. MC2009C
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    Charged greatly improves upon the gameplay in the first Strikers, and introduces concepts such as character statistics, sidekick abilities, and, most notably, online co-op play. Expand
  2. Tupac
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    This game is awesome online with a buddy and the single player is pretty fun and difficult.
  3. DME
    Oct 23, 2010
    10
    Brilliant! I love it so much I cannot wait to go online. It's challenging, great music, awesome "specials" and sweet, sweet violence. Replay value is very high. Highly recommended. Expand
  4. DarwinP.
    Jun 4, 2007
    9
    Deeper, more competitive and flashier than the first - and plus its now online! The perfect Wi-Fi launch title.
  5. Jul 27, 2014
    8
    You don't need to be a soccer fan to enjoy this game... because it bends the rules to offer fast-paced action with surprisingly deep gameplay that bears little resemblance to the sport. If you expect a soccer game you will actually be disappointed. But it's very fun, addictive, and pretty challenging as well. The main drawback is the main single player game is not very varied, you get to play 3 cups of increasing difficulties (the last boss is a tough one!), and you have a set of challenges on the side, but that's about it. I didn't get to play multiplayer but I can imagine how crazy it might get... Expand
  6. RichardH.
    Aug 27, 2007
    8
    If you have a wii, some friends and loads of wiimotes and nunchuks you absolutely need this game! The multiplayer is fantastic. It's fun playing online too. The single player can be frustrating but at least it's a hefty challenge unlike a lot of single player games these days. Expand
  7. IanI.
    Jul 31, 2007
    2
    Shallow and unfun, perhaps on a gamecube controller but deffinatly clumsy, inacruate and hard to tollerate on the wiimotes. It may have online in the simplest terms...but just barly...and as I said about the gameplay in general an unfun game doesn't magicaly become fun online. Collapse

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