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  • Summary: A variety of sports games featuring your favorite Nintendo characters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 54
  2. Negative: 5 out of 54
  1. Feb 10, 2011
    80
    Mario Sports Mix it's not the best party game for the Nintendo Wii, but Square Enix managed to put together a decent number of sports that will surely entertain you and your friends.
  2. Feb 8, 2011
    75
    Despite the faults the individual events have, winning the Star Cup in all four sports unlocks a bonus cameo that almost makes all of the earlier tedium worth it.
  3. May 4, 2011
    70
    A fun mix of sports in an enjoyable package. Great for multiplayer sessions but could get boring by yourself.
  4. Feb 2, 2011
    68
    Mario Sports Mix has become a decent game. It's a game that you'll play when you have company, but boredom will strike soon because of the lack in variation.
  5. Feb 7, 2011
    65
    It doesn't have the depth and appeal of one of the bigger sports game, but it's too barebones to be a cool mini-game party sports game.
  6. Feb 8, 2011
    60
    If you're a more advanced player, dedicated single-sport Mario titles like Super Mario Sluggers and Mario Strikers Charged are far more substantial and enjoyable experiences. But if you want a colorful pick-up-and-play game to enjoy with your less gaming-inclined friends and family, Mario Sports Mix ought to work just fine -- just don't expect to dig it out too often otherwise.
  7. Jan 29, 2011
    40
    Mario Sports Mix has a nice Wiimote gameplay, and both Volleyball and Dodgeball mini-games will grant you a nice and funny afternoon. But beyond that... with but four sports and repetitive game mechanics, the title seems to be a little stingy compared to Wii Sports Resort or the Mario & Sonic series. On the Wii, Mario Sports Mix comes only as the third wheel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. May 17, 2017
    10
    This is my favourite mario sports game, simply because it includes some original sports, my favourite one being dodgeball. The controls areThis is my favourite mario sports game, simply because it includes some original sports, my favourite one being dodgeball. The controls are good and the graphics exceeded my expectations. I definitely recommend this game. Expand
  2. Oct 14, 2017
    10
    Mario Sports Mix is(in my opinion) a very fun game to play. Whether you are playing a sport in this game as an exhibition or tournament, it'sMario Sports Mix is(in my opinion) a very fun game to play. Whether you are playing a sport in this game as an exhibition or tournament, it's enjoyable for kids and probably adults. Expand
  3. Sep 17, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I love this game! All the sports are fun, the graphics are solid, and i love the mini-games and story mode and the final boss in particular is awesome. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    8
    This game is quite well done, the graphics have impressed me, I know people don't agree with me, but its impossible for me to hate this game.This game is quite well done, the graphics have impressed me, I know people don't agree with me, but its impossible for me to hate this game. There is only one (fairly big) problem with this game, difficulty, this game is too easy (except for the behemoths) Overall, 8.4/10 Expand
  5. Feb 24, 2015
    8
    This is a great game. An awesome Mario Sports game. The sports were awesome. The graphics were great for Wii. The controls were good. TheThis is a great game. An awesome Mario Sports game. The sports were awesome. The graphics were great for Wii. The controls were good. The character selection is okay. The story mode is good. Mario Sports Mix is an awesome game and you should buy it soon. Expand
  6. Aug 9, 2021
    7
    "Mario Sports Mix" is a lesser known Wii sports title, among the countless other Wii games that have to do with sports. Even among the sports"Mario Sports Mix" is a lesser known Wii sports title, among the countless other Wii games that have to do with sports. Even among the sports games relating to the Mario franchise, such as soccer and baseball, this game did not get as much praise as the aforementioned titles, and for good reason. Now, don't get me wrong, this game is good; it's just not the best. So, allow me to go through the mix here (or, rather, the Sports Mix).

    The game proudly shows off 4 unique sports you can play as your favorite Mario character in. Now, normally, I'd go though each sport and point out their strengths and weaknesses. However, all 4 of these sports feel so identical that any point made here can easily be said about all of them. I would like to make a note that Basketball is clearly the most advanced of the sports (which isn't saying much since they're all very simple) and Volleyball is the most basic.

    Every character has their own different statistics and special moves, but they all generally feel and play the same. That said, there's also unlockable skins and secret characters from the "Final Fantasy" and "Dragon Quest" games. These unlockables give a very good reason for entering the Tourney Modes and do prove to be a great challenge for the player.

    All of the stages (except for Mario Stadium) have their own unique gimmick that's applied to add some spice to the game. Most of the time, these gimmicks are too much of trouble, but some gimmicks (such as Bowser Jr.;s Blvd.) can drastically change the way the sport is played, for better or for worse. However, if you don't like any of these gimmicks, you can always go to Mario Stadium (as mentioned before) if you just want to focus on the sport.

    Then there's also items, which are some of the same ones from the "Mario Kart" games such as Bananas and Red Shells, which, like the stage gimmicks, also bring more spice to the game. These items are okay to play with, as they're not too distracting from the main game nor are they forgettable.

    Finally, there's Party Games, which include 4 "Mario Party" style minigames where you're either dodging bombs flying in the air, making music with volleyballs, slapping your opponents with hockey sticks or feeding a giant plant some fruit. These minigames are brief, but are a nice break from the main game.

    And that's about it. "Mario Sports Mix" is nothing short of a generic, party-like sports title with the basic Mario roster to play as. While a little bland, it is still fun. However, for a more memorable Mario sports experience on the Wii, I'd definitely look more into either "Mario Strikers Charged" or "Mario Power Tennis". But, if you already own those games, than this isn't a bad one to look into getting!
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  7. Feb 28, 2012
    2
    Mario Sports Mix may be pretty fun, but due to the lack of other fun sports, like tennis, baseball, football, and other fun sports, someMario Sports Mix may be pretty fun, but due to the lack of other fun sports, like tennis, baseball, football, and other fun sports, some sports that are somehow not based on actual sports, and lame voice talents, it is a waste of $50. So I gave it to my class, which has a Wii. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#6 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
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#7 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011