Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
  1. The game doesn’t have much new content. A few new courts and characters won’t attract anyone who’s spent serious time on the GC version. Still, I couldn’t help but find myself getting wrapped up it the game again, even if I had the nagging feeling that this version seemed a little easier than it had before.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Oct 17, 2014
    It´s overall a good game, except for the simple fact that the controls are sometimes unresponsive!Game play is horrible, you want to do a smash and it does not connect! Full Review »
  2. Zjm
    Jul 23, 2011
    New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis designed for the Wii did not quite live up to its predecessor. There are an innumerable amount of controls jammed in to just the wii remote, making it exceedingly difficult to apply desired spin on the ball, control the ball, and pace the ball. As I compare the revamped version of Mario Power Tennis to its solid precursor I remember the great fun of choosing which side to hit the ball to creating a master plan running my opponent all around, but now characters like Daisy are of no apparent value because of the challenge to place the ball with the new timing system where you actually want it. On the up side, it took care of some obvious problems of the gamecube version. Now instead of having a good side, and a bad side, two views exist for each player to take away that dilemma. Also the ball goes out and hits the net much more frequently adding an element of imperfection that greatly improves the game. Another changes include everyone serving the same speed. Nintendo thought they did us a favor by improving minute things about the game, but by adding the new controls they actually made the game less enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, this is still a entertaining and fun-packed game, and the controls aren't that bad, but Mario power tennis for gamecube was simply better. If you are and individual seeking an forbearer struck your fancy, and are interested in trying the new Wii controls, then give it a try! Full Review »