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  • Summary: [Also known as "Mario Strikers: Battle League Football"] Tackle, pass, and score in battle soccer with the Mushroom Kingdom gang. Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using[Also known as "Mario Strikers: Battle League Football"] Tackle, pass, and score in battle soccer with the Mushroom Kingdom gang. Introducing Strike, a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win! Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting special shots. Super Mario series mainstays like Peach, Toad, and Yoshi put their cleats (and stats) to the pitch and will stop at nothing to score. Customize your characters with gear that can augment their stats and appearance. Take the carnage online* or pass the ball to players locally**—just look out for the electric fence.

    Join an online club to push and shove your way up the ranks

    Band together with up to 20 strikers online* and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. Strive to become the world’s top club each season!

    Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players

    8 players can go for the goal on one Nintendo Switch system, with local wireless**, or online*. Bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.
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Mario Strikers: Battle League - So Much Fun It Hurts
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 112
  2. Negative: 2 out of 112
  1. Jun 8, 2022
    100
    It’s nowhere near as complex as Fifa, none of it is, but this game knows its strength is in the moment-to-moment arcade action and really wants you involved in that as much as possible with little distraction. For footie fans, this is a bit of a no-brainer. It’s very much a crazy Nintendo version of that sport.
  2. Jun 8, 2022
    80
    Mario Strikers: Battle League is an over-the-top soccer game that’s wildly fun, even though it does very little new.
  3. Jul 12, 2022
    80
    Mario Strikers: Battle League is a great game that suffers the same fate as its Switch sports brethren. It plays great, looks outstanding, but simply lacks content. I truly hope we see more characters, stadiums, and modes as the game goes on. There is a lot here to love, but it feels shallow in the content department for sure. Still if you love the arcade mentality of Mario sports this game is a no-brainer and yet another exclusive gem for Nintendo’s aging platform.
  4. Jun 17, 2022
    72
    Mario Strikers Battle League is a game faithful to the term 'easy to learn, hard to master'. Everyone can enjoy it without any concerns due to its simple controls as well as the exciting visuals are easy on the eyes. However, the lack of game modes and characters can make the game easily tiresome for those who don't fancy sports that much.
  5. Jun 13, 2022
    70
    Mario Strikers: Battle League is a fun game, with the fluidity and magical animations you'd expect from the plumber-turned-sportsman, and a remarkable depth despite its apparent simplicity. The Next Level Games project makes a strong commitment to the online world, where the main game mode lives, but on the other hand, it is too scarce in single-player content, an exchange that we didn't ask for. If we had to choose, we'd probably stick with the couch co-op, anyways.
  6. Jun 8, 2022
    70
    Like every other Mario sports game, realism is thrown out the window in favor of ridiculous gameplay. The final product is mostly fun, but overcomplicated systems feel destined to frustrate casual players.
  7. Aug 11, 2022
    40
    Mario 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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 275
  1. Jun 20, 2022
    10
    AWESOME graphics. GODLIKE soundtrack. EXPRESSIVE animations in typical Next Level Games glory. Need I say more about this phenomenal game? BUYAWESOME graphics. GODLIKE soundtrack. EXPRESSIVE animations in typical Next Level Games glory. Need I say more about this phenomenal game? BUY IT. NOW. Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2022
    9
    Gameplay is very fun. Animations are amazing. Only minus for me is online u can only play with 1 friend on the same console:(
  3. Jun 15, 2022
    7
    It's definitely better than i expected. the only problem with it is that there is no single player mode.
  4. Jun 11, 2022
    3
    The game is really fun, buy there's nothing here, the game has been fully experienced within an hour, not to mention the marketing impliedThe game is really fun, buy there's nothing here, the game has been fully experienced within an hour, not to mention the marketing implied 4v4 online, which isn't even possible. That's not even getting to the fact that the online is terrible. They really dropped the ball, hopefully they improve it Expand
  5. Jun 13, 2022
    2
    I was really excited for this game as me and my friends enjoy playing Mario sports games together. Finally being able to ditch Dolphin NetplayI was really excited for this game as me and my friends enjoy playing Mario sports games together. Finally being able to ditch Dolphin Netplay was going to be great. Unfortunately the bare-bones online modes and connections issues make this game fall short of my expectations.

    There is tons that give this game potential to be great. The character gear is a cool dynamic, and the gameplay feels solid in offline modes. But if you are someone who will be mainly playing this online, I would wait until you could find a copy on sale. Here's why:

    There is no 8-person 4v4 online multiplayer, even though it seems this game is made for it. Constantly trying to tell the difference between the player you are controlling and your teammates is tiresome and annoying. For the gameplay itself, the best tactics I've seen so far involve spamming moves that abuse latency like aerial passes and rolling. You could say "just adapt lol" but the lag in online matches is always noticeable, and you feel like you are steadily dropping frames.

    Hopefully the online lag can be fixed.
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  6. Jun 13, 2022
    1
    I am very disappointed with this game. They made it a lot less enjoyable than the game for the wii. Less characters, No specialized abilitiesI am very disappointed with this game. They made it a lot less enjoyable than the game for the wii. Less characters, No specialized abilities for team captains. I bought this game with the hopes for a completed game, but it is just disappointing. I hope they turn it around with DLC, but as of right now, do not buy this game. Expand
  7. Oct 2, 2022
    0
    Annoying gameplay, small fields, and very few characters. It would also have been great if you could assign your team's positions like theAnnoying gameplay, small fields, and very few characters. It would also have been great if you could assign your team's positions like the previous one. Expand

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