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  • Summary: In the same spirit as other sports-themed Mario games on Wii, Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wii Remote just like a real bat or wave it toward theIn the same spirit as other sports-themed Mario games on Wii, Mario Super Sluggers blends richly interactive baseball action with eccentric characters and elements from across the popular Mario universe. Players can swing the wireless Wii Remote just like a real bat or wave it toward the plate to deliver a masterful pitch, enjoying the same intuitive, easy-to-learn controls that helped make Wii Sports a living room hit. With Mario and his unpredictable pals filling out the roster, imagination and active-play innovation are sure to dominate the diamond in this lively title. [Nintendo] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Games Master UK
    80
    A step back for Wii baseball controls, but enough of a gameplay leap to warrant playing. [Sept 2008, p.70]
  2. I recommend it highly to anyone that missed the first game, but anyone who played the GameCube original to completion won’t see much of a difference.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    79
    It isn't quite the game we were hoping for, but taken as another Mario sports game rather than a baseball sim, it's as solid and enjoyable as you'd expect. [JPN Import; Sept 2008, p.52]
  4. In addition to the questionable controls, the main problem with this game is that there really aren’t any significant improvements over its predecessor, and definitely not any to make this game worth fifty bucks.
  5. Mario Super Sluggers is fun to pick up and play for a short session with friends, but as a game to play by yourself it's shallow. It also doesn't make much use of the system's capabilities with limited motion control and no online play.
  6. If you want to play baseball on the Wii, try The Bigs or MLB Power Pros. Even though Sluggers does have fast paced action, giant baseball super pitches and fireball star hits, as a baseball game, Mario Super Sluggers is too simplistic for the average game player.
  7. As a Mario game, Mario Super Sluggers feels kind of cheap; as a baseball game, it fails to capture the finer points that make the sport interesting in the first place. Its accessibility is probably Mario Super Sluggers' most well-realized characteristic, but what you're getting access to simply isn't much fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    10
    I love this game! It's so fun and addicting and great for children, what's not to like? It incorporates sports and exercise into a 9 inningI love this game! It's so fun and addicting and great for children, what's not to like? It incorporates sports and exercise into a 9 inning Wii game. It's awesome! Expand
  2. Nov 16, 2017
    10
    I'm honestly surprised that more people don't recognize this game more. I also couldn't believe how many negative reviews this game actuallyI'm honestly surprised that more people don't recognize this game more. I also couldn't believe how many negative reviews this game actually had. Sure it wasn't perfect but my gosh it was so much fun to play with friends. I think it's sad that we will probably never see a mario baseball game. And I'm not talking about stuff like the mario sports mix game that came out for the 3ds last year. I mean a game dedicated to just mario baseball. My cousins and I played this game so much when we were little that matter. I miss this game and I won't ever forget what this game did for me. This game also earned a perfect score and is by far my favorite mario sports game thus far. Expand
  3. PhillipD.
    Aug 28, 2008
    10
    I haven't had it long enough to talk about the longevity or difficulty at higher levels but so far this game is everything I was looking I haven't had it long enough to talk about the longevity or difficulty at higher levels but so far this game is everything I was looking for out of a Mario Baseball game. I'll look elsewhere for my simulation fix but when I want to shoot shells at the opposing team while they're trying to field the ball or do crazy super jumps to prevent a home run this is the game. Expand
  4. Dec 7, 2012
    8
    I spent quite a bit of time in this game. The only downfall to this game is the difficulty, at least for the lowest difficulty, I beat the CPUI spent quite a bit of time in this game. The only downfall to this game is the difficulty, at least for the lowest difficulty, I beat the CPU 74-3 or something like that once. The only minor downfall to this game would be the limited controls, a, b, and a few other controls and that is almost it. Overall, 8/10 Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2022
    8
    this is actually a pretty good game I feel it is a little under rated its a great Mario sports game that's fun to play against friends coms orthis is actually a pretty good game I feel it is a little under rated its a great Mario sports game that's fun to play against friends coms or go through the story mode could be much better there is enough characters but most don't have a star power but its super fun to customize teams. 8/10 Amazing Expand
  6. May 28, 2011
    8
    I really like this game. The hitting is good, the fielding is good, the characters are great, and the minigames add a good amount of fun. II really like this game. The hitting is good, the fielding is good, the characters are great, and the minigames add a good amount of fun. I had A LOT of fun playing this. The best thing about Mario Super Sluggers is that it is very entertaining to play, and that's the most important part. Other great points include the large diversity of characters and the great graphics. My only complaints are that not much has improved from the last Mario Baseball game, and I encountered some unresponsive controls and fielders every once in a while. Still, this game is great. Expand
  7. SyrinD.
    Aug 31, 2008
    2
    AWFUL, compared to Mario Baseball for the GC. Way too easy, no player development, simplistic gameplay, and short short game. Buy MLB Power AWFUL, compared to Mario Baseball for the GC. Way too easy, no player development, simplistic gameplay, and short short game. Buy MLB Power Pros 2008 instead. Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#10 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
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#20 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008