Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 34
  2. Negative: 3 out of 34
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  1. The game doesn’t have much new content. A few new courts and characters won’t attract anyone who’s spent serious time on the GC version. Still, I couldn’t help but find myself getting wrapped up it the game again, even if I had the nagging feeling that this version seemed a little easier than it had before.
  2. With its additional shot possibilities (and the ability to control your movement), Wii Sports Tennis looks downright primitive by comparison.
  3. 83
    The graphics aren't sharp, HD models, but Mario Power Tennis looked good when it first came out, and it still looks good today. It's not perfect, and more carefully retooled port would have been preferable, but Mario Power Tennis provides what's important: fun.
  4. This is easily worth the $30, especially if you happen to have friends over on a regular basis.
  5. You have to hand it to Mario and Co. – they do what they do very well, even if they don't exactly take big risks. Mario Power Tennis is a reliable, fun game that puts some nice, new spin on an old sport. If you can look past its limited depth, you'll have a ball.
  6. With the basic controls it's like a jazzed up version of Wii Sports. With the full manual controls it's a mess. Take your pick.
  7. Attractive tennis with a Mario twist, but hobbled by hard-to-aim motion controls.
  8. Games Master UK
    77
    The Wii controls haven't enhanced it in any way but it's still a decent tennis game. [Apr 2009, p.80]
  9. 76
    Ultimately, this is one of the most surprising titles of the previous Nintendo console, and undoubtedly it will take by surprise those who didn't have the chance to enjoy it then. Unfortunately, there are some unpolished aspects, like the technical part of the game, although the worst thing we've found is the absence of the online component, which would have dramatically increased the fun in this game.
  10. For anyone who already owns the Gamecube version of Mario Power Tennis, there isn’t anything new here to justify another purchase unless you’re really looking for an alternate control scheme. That said, newcomers to the series are getting a great game for a fantastic price. Game, set, and match: Nintendo.

Awards & Rankings

76
#76 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
17
#17 Most Shared Wii Game of 2009
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Mar 17, 2019
    10
    Love it really fun to play................best..............game........ever
  2. Apr 16, 2018
    8
    horas, e mais horas de diversão, não tenho do que me queixa, existe alguns pontos negativos que são ridículos pelo fato deles não teremhoras, e mais horas de diversão, não tenho do que me queixa, existe alguns pontos negativos que são ridículos pelo fato deles não terem concertado ou arrumado, personagens, quadras, movimentação, mas não tira a qualidade do game, me divirto sempre que jogo. Full Review »
  3. Dec 31, 2015
    8
    I like this game in the wii more than in the gamecube,I like the new controls,this game is as great as the gamecube version,I think it hasI like this game in the wii more than in the gamecube,I like the new controls,this game is as great as the gamecube version,I think it has better graphics and it is fun to play it with the wii remote,I give it a 8 out of 10. Full Review »