Mario Super Sluggers Wii

Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
Buy On
  1. 75
    Super Sluggers succeeds and fails as most Mario sports games do. Its quick, arcade-style action is easy to get into and plenty fun, coming at the expense of the nuances -- and balance -- you'll find in a sim.
  2. A major improvement on the formula first introduced in 2005 with "Mario Superstar Baseball" on the GameCube.
  3. Games Master UK
    80
    A step back for Wii baseball controls, but enough of a gameplay leap to warrant playing. [Sept 2008, p.70]
  4. 80
    The biggest control-related issues arise from the system's imperfect recognition of your motions and button presses.
  5. Mario Super Sluggers oozes the kind of kinetic gameplay and light-hearted fun that the Wii was built for.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    79
    It isn't quite the game we were hoping for, but taken as another Mario sports game rather than a baseball sim, it's as solid and enjoyable as you'd expect. [JPN Import; Sept 2008, p.52]
  7. Nintendo Power
    75
    This baseball diamond loses some of its luster with occasionally confusing or clunky play (it's too easy to accidentally pitch or swing prematurely), but the game's simplified approach is great for sports-curious gamers looking to avoid the complexities of a real simulation. [Oct 2008, p.87]
  8. I recommend it highly to anyone that missed the first game, but anyone who played the GameCube original to completion won’t see much of a difference.
  9. Nintendo loses the chance of releasing an "Excellent" game, as it only remains "Great" because of the repeated graphics engine and only being an upgrade to "Mario Superstar Baseball."

Awards & Rankings

72
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#14 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
41
#41 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    I love this game! It's so fun and addicting and great for children, what's not to like? It incorporates sports and exercise into a 9 inningI love this game! It's so fun and addicting and great for children, what's not to like? It incorporates sports and exercise into a 9 inning Wii game. It's awesome! Full Review »
  2. Jan 11, 2014
    9
    A great game that can keep you entertained for hours! With so many characters to chose from, and a ell amount of stadiums, this game isA great game that can keep you entertained for hours! With so many characters to chose from, and a ell amount of stadiums, this game is endless fun! To add to tat, theres also a story mode that will have you gather characters o build up a team to defeat the one and only Bowser! The only thing I have a problem with in this game is that out of all the characters they provide for you, Rosalina is not playable :(,but overall, a fun and great game for the Wii! Full Review »
  3. Feb 5, 2015
    10
    This game is totally awesome! It is just insanely fun. A million times better than real baseball. The graphics are great for the Wii. TheThis game is totally awesome! It is just insanely fun. A million times better than real baseball. The graphics are great for the Wii. The character selection is the best ever. The gameplay is amazing! The challenge mode is an awesome story mode. This game is one of my favourite games of all time and it's definitely worth buying. Full Review »