- Publisher: Nintendo
- Release Date: Jun 10, 2022
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Aug 26, 2022Nostalgia is a dangerous thing. In our memories, 'Super Mario strikers' on our Gamecube was the best of the best, unmatched and wonderful. Fair is not fair, as it sets the bar extremely high for 'Mario strikers battle league'. But there's more: this game feels like it's not quite finished.
Aug 11, 2022Mario Strikers: Battle League's hectic gameplay remains as fun as it was 15 years prior, however, its barebones package does very little else to justify its return, ultimately being another blight on the Mario sports catalogue for Switch.
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Jun 16, 2022Mario Strikers: Battle League Football has great gameplay values, but regarding the contents, it is really disappointing.
Jun 10, 2022If the online multiplayer remains as smooth and engaging as it was in our pre-launch tests, Battle League could end up being the competitive grudge match of the summer.
Jun 8, 2022Battle League is, arguably, a more focused game - and ultimately likely the better representation of small-team football. Aside from the occaisonal frame-rate wobble, it is also slicker in presentation, and certainly hosts the most visual customisation seen in the series to date. But I don't really play Mario Strikers for football, in the same way I don't really play Rocket League for football either. I play Strikers - or I did, back on Wii - because it was a weird and very Mario version of football. To Battle League's detriment, it feels like there's less of that this time around.
Jun 8, 2022Mario Strikers: Battle League is far from perfect. In an iterative series of Mario sports games, where each entry seems to raise the bar — Mario Golf: Super Rush and Mario Tennis Aces come to mind — Battle League is relatively tame. But it does wonders for some of gaming’s oldest characters, allowing the likes of Peach, Wario, or Waluigi to let loose. In the fiercely limited time I’ve spent with each of them on the field these past two weeks, I’ve seen an energy and gravitas from these characters that they haven’t shown in years. Whether it’s the temper of Peach or the joy of a fellow Toad basking in the glory of victory, Battle League is ready to stretch its legs.
Jun 8, 2022The core of Strikers is fantastic, and it’s particularly great with friends. But the lack of a meaty single-player experience is a bummer. You’ll almost definitely have fun with it, but how much is entirely dependent on your teammates.
Awards & Rankings
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 402 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 103 out of 402
Mixed: 69 out of 402
Negative: 230 out of 402
Jun 11, 2022Mario Strikers Battle League has to be the most disappointing game on the Switch.
After so many years of waiting for a new entry, I think weMario Strikers Battle League has to be the most disappointing game on the Switch.
After so many years of waiting for a new entry, I think we all expected a game packed with crazy new ideas and full of content like Charged on Wii. But no, the tournament mode is basic as it gets with laughably easy AI, options are limited for quick play, the fields feel too small and offer nothing outside of cosmetic differences.
The core gameplay feels off. Players have more control over the character and there shots, but that introduces a learning curve that is annoying to learn with all the items and hyperstrikes that fall on the field. The gear customization doesn’t change a whole much to make the match more interesting.
The online works fine but because the main game just feels incomplete I suggest waiting for future updates and a price drop before picking this up.… Full Review »
Jun 13, 2022The advertising for this game was purposefully deceitful to give the appearance one could play 4v4 online with their friends, which surprise,The advertising for this game was purposefully deceitful to give the appearance one could play 4v4 online with their friends, which surprise, you cannot do. Other than that, the game is wildly mediocre so it doesn't even have that going for it to make up for the obfuscated online configurations.… Full Review »
Jun 11, 2022The greatest scam in the history of gaming.
Imagine you have a family of 4 and you all want to get your hands in the new MS Battle League inThe greatest scam in the history of gaming.
Imagine you have a family of 4 and you all want to get your hands in the new MS Battle League in a supposedly 4v4 game, and as a family, you only have 1 switch. (Why to have another?).
And guess what, you can't.
The game also has the option to create a club in which you can include up to 20 people. But guess what. Even if you have the club full, only 2 can play in a hall or lobby. TWO!! I don't really know what was the big idea? It can't be technical reasons, FIFA can handle 11v11 matches with Pro Clubs.
The game also pretends you have someone at home to comply with a 4v4 online, not giving you options to play solo. As if people keeps hanging out together. Is this still a thing?
I never tought to have a severe opinion on a game I actually love, but this, is inexcusable.… Full Review »