For a seemingly simple game there is a lot to discover in Mario Sports Superstars. Everyone can instantly play this game, but there is enough content to keep coming back to it. The horse racing is also a fun new addition to the Mario sports series.
Mario Sports Superstars won't wow any 3DS fan, since a lot of the content is recycled from other franchises and other 3DS games (such as Mario Golf World Tour e Mario Tennis Open), but, taken for what it is, a nice collection of very good sport-inspired minigames, can grant several hours of fun to both veterans and newcomers.
Underrated game for sure! Don’t know what the reviewers here even consider good. Mario Sports Superstars offers 5 sports, soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, and horse racing. Quite cool to see Mario ride a horse. Each sport has a tournament mode for single player which gets progressively challenging. For multiplayer you can play locally or online with friends or random people. One additional thing you can get is amiibo cards which you can use to get superstar status on characters in each sport. I really like the cards design. The games’ graphics are so good (almost looks like a switch game in HD), great music you can even listen to it in game freely, the animations of the characters are great (some give me a chuckle).
Bottom line: Mario Sports Superstars is a great game to pickup and play by yourself or with others. Go become a superstar in Mario Sports Superstars!
Mario Sports Superstars left me with a weird mess of feelings. Some aspects, such as the tennis, baseball, and some aspects of horseback riding and golf were genuinely enjoyable, if lacking in long-term replay value. Others, such as the golf course reskins, everything in soccer, the tedium of horse care, and the fact that the best versions of every character in every sports are locked behind paywalls left a sour taste in my mouth. Should you get this game? If you like Mario Sports in general, well, sure. But if you’re only looking at a single sport or just looking for more 3DS fun before you cave and purchase a Switch, Mario Sports Superstars is a title you can skip without regret.
Mario Sport Superstars is a low-ambition compilation, created with light versions of games already released (Mario Tennis Open, Mario Gold World Tour) and some new trials, from the very bad baseball to the refreshing horse races.
Mario and friends have tried out a number of different sports over the years and the latest struggles to live up to that long legacy. The core gameplay of each of the sports is solid, but it feels like the most basic form of each was plucked from a superior title.
Let's agree that this game is better than Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, but it may need a little more Nintendo love, but i did enjoy this sports game, and it's amiibo support is amazing, using Mario amiibo figures and cards? More interesting than Animal Crossing amiibo series (No offense).
I had a lot of high hopes for this game, and when I got it, I was majorly disappointed. But that's not to say it was all bad. But for the most part, it not at all what I expected, and not in a good way.
My best experience would have to be Tennis. It's button combinations mixed with precise timing made it simple but fun. Not to mention the flashy graphics make tennis a look a lot more interesting.
Horse Racing is good. I like the idea of raising your own horse like a pet. The main sport is okay, but I'd rather stick to Mario Kart if I wanted a racing game.
Baseball is okay. The problem with it is that is that the game makes batting and pitching more complicating than it should be, and you don't have much control over the fielders. Besides, I'd rather play Mario Super Sluggers on my Wii.
Golf is basically just Mario Golf: World Tour without the items and beautiful locations. so it makes it more boring and drab.
Soccer is bitterly awful. There's little to no control over the characters, there's no items or special moves like in Mario Strikers, and it goes on for too long.
Sports like Tennis and Horse Racing are fine, but the other 3 are just too complicated and boring. The overall problem with this game is that it's too realistic, which is unsettling for a Mario game. So if you like that style of sports games, go for it. But, if you're like me, who likes game with a bit more pizzazz, then skip it. Mario Sports Mix could be better.
SummaryFive full-on sports—Soccer, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, and Horse Racing—bring the challenge and depth you demand to Nintendo 3DS systems. Take on friends and rivals in local or online multiplayer*, hone skills in training, or tackle single-player tournaments. Whether you pick Mario, Waluigi, or one of sixteen others, you're on the road to s...