Mario Tennis Open (Nintendo 3DS)
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Mario is back on court
Mario is back on court to bring you more fun and exciting tennis in Mario Tennis Open. Join Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends as they return to the court in this latest installment of the Mario Tennis franchise. Expect the same crazy fun that you'd expect from Mario Kart as you compete in engaging singles and doubles matches or wacky special games.
Play as your favourite Nintendo character or use your own personalised Mii character as you serve, volley, and smash your way up the leaderboards. Blast it past Bowser or shoot a passing shot past Peach in this great addition to the Mario family.
Thanks to the features of the Nintendo 3DS system, up to four people can play together in local or online multiplayer modes and exchange player information via StreetPass. Choose between intuitive touchscreen and gyro sensor controls or strategic button-based gameplay that delivers an even deeper experience.
- Choose from 16 of your favourite Nintendo characters or play as your Mii
- Play with up to four players with only one game card
- Customise your Mii character with different outfits
- Improve your skills with special training levels
Choose from 16 of your favourite Nintendo characters to battle it out on court. Different characters have different playing styles, so experiment with different players until you find someone that suits your game. If you enjoy smashing returns then opt for hard-hitting Donkey Kong, or if you like curving it around your opponent then go for Boo. You can also use your own personalised Mii character
Play in custom exhibition matches or compete in tournaments and work your way up the ranks to become the star of the circuit. Afterwards, why not let your fun side loose with a range of new quirky special games, including Super Mario Tennis, Ring Shot, and Galaxy Rally?
Customise your character
You can upgrade and customise your player by collecting coins as you play and use them to get new tennis rackets, trainers, and wristbands from the shop. Each item has a slightly different effect – it might increase your power or add spin to your shots – so experiment and see how you prefer your character to play.
Local and online multiplayer
Play with friends and family in the same room using local wireless play. Up to four of you can hit the court together, and the best part is you only need one Mario Tennis Open game card.
Play online exhibition matches with up to three friends, or play open matches with other people in your region and work your way up the online leaderboard, all via the Nintendo Network.
Controls and direct mode
Master the five basic shots and you'll be halfway to becoming a true tennis pro! You can tap and hold the correct shot panel on the touchscreen to ready yourself and then send a ball flying or, alternatively, use buttons to blast at your opponent.
With Direct Mode, you get eye-level with the spins and slices of the court using motion controls; just hold your Nintendo 3DS system up vertically and you'll be instantly transported to an on-court view. It's a brilliant way to start your tennis career as your character will move automatically and aim shots the way you are facing. You can still use the circle pad to move manually if you prefer.
Play on a variety of different courts including Mario Stadium, DK Jungle, Peach's Palace, Mushroom Valley, and Bowser's Castle. Adapt your style of play to each court as the speed and bounce of the ball changes.
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One of the great things about this game is the amount of Nintendo characters you can choose from.Donkey Kong, Wario, Bowser and a loads more that are unlocked as you progress.You can also play as you Mii which is fun.The game is a bit easy at first but the later cups become a bit more competitive.The gameplay is fun and addictive, but the best part of the game is the mini games. Especially "The Super Mario Tennis mini game" where you use the tennis ball to play levels from the original Super Mario Bros Game.
The game has online play that works really well, however you have to have a perfect signal to get it to work which is a similar problem with Mario Kart 7. Another fun part of the game is the item shop,where you can purchase different costumes and equipment for your Mii. The only Problem with the game is that it is a bit short,and once you complete the cups there's not much to do.
Overall: It's a great game with lots of Nintendo charm, but a little bit short in content.
There are a few different modes available in the game and each offer varying levels of difficulty and satisfaction. Some are harder than Geoff Capes wrapped in concrete (like the single player doubles mode), whilst some are as varied as Michael Jackson's skin colour (online multiplayer).
All in all, there is not an awful lot to say about the game, you run about the court with your character of choice (obviously Donkey Kong or Yoshi), using the correct button for each appropriate shot type until your opponent loses the battle of wits and runs the wrong way when you sell him a textbook dummy. Simplistic, but addictive. Bonus games, hundreds of unlockables and the desire to spank one more punk online before tea keep you going back and as you never really 'complete' the game, the fun never ends!
The single player wont last very long, so you will get more out of this game when you go online. Here you can challenge players in your region to either a casual (tie-break match) or an intense match (2 games, 1 set), or let the 3DS decide. I have tried both, and while I got my ass handed to me several times before I won my first encounter I was starting to get used to playing human opponents. The game tries to pair you with people of similar skill, but sometimes it doesn't! Mario Tennis also uses the new 'Nintendo Network' system, but I don't see what this really does, as it just says 'Connecting...' and then asks whether you want casual or intense games. There's not anything else in the online, you can collect medals showing the face of the Mii you beat. You get a monthly score which goes into a leaderboard for your region and a ranking which starts at 2000 and either goes up or down depending on your performance (mines down at 1896!). You are awarded coins for a victory which can be spent on shirts, shoes wristbands and so on that have their unique power, speed attributes. With the customisation options you can build your own unique tennis player to exactly the way you prefer to play.
I will briefly talk about the controls, but I don't want to sound like an instruction manual, however I think this is important. When the ball is returned to you a circle with a colour appears on your side of the court. The colour corresponds with one of the face buttons (y,x,b,a,a->b,b->a) as shown on the touch screen. This tells you the best shot to play, and you can touch the flashing panel to make the shot. It can be difficult to know which type of shot to use if you can't remember what charge shot colour corresponds to what face button (y,x,b,a,a->b,b->a). This means you rely on the touch screen for help, but this can be awkward in the heat of battle, and you don't have easy access to the jump shot button (r shoulder button), so you can't hit balls that are normally out of reach. You will need to memorize the different buttons for each colour, otherwise you'll be at a disadvantage.
This is a nice tennis game for the 3ds, in fact its the best tennis game on the 3ds but then you'd have to play something like Dual Pen Sports to get tennis otherwise. The controls are probably my biggest gripe with this game, but I reckon I'll improve with time, it's not that the controls are bad but it takes some practise and patience to master them. If you're looking to expand your 3ds sports game library, you can't go far wrong with Mario Tennis Open. I can't help but feel there could've been more game options for online, it just seems a bit bare bones but it's fun if you like climbing up leaderboards. This is a fun game, and you can only get out of it what you put in, if you aren't bothered about leaderboard positions in online matches you wont feel as motivated to play online as you may hope but it's still a welcome break from the single player. Mario Tennis fans wont be disapointed.
**A LITTLE UPDATE: 28/05**
I have just beaten the single player singles Champions Cup, after memorising the chance shot ring colours and their mapping to the face buttons. It makes it so much easier when you can do this. I know I said the single player wont last long but it will last a bit longer than I thought, you'll find out when you play it!
I have played online some more, and I'm still getting thrashed and only winning rarely. Human opponents can be very unforgiving.
For one on a Nintendo 3DS you look at the 3D which i found very effective, I also like the graphics. So far i think a lack of graphics is within the 3DS games but i really think the graphics have a real Mario feel to it engaging you within the game. I love how you can customize your character and even use your very own Mii!
The reason this game has not achieved 5 star is because its far too repetitive e.g. You serve, you play, then you powershot so it just is in a continuous cycle.
If you are a Mario fan it is worth checking out this game, but if you are seeking a long term entertaining game then head for the other mario games (Mario Kart 7 or New Super Mario Bros2.) My son loves this game so i think as a present to younger ones would be great.
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Being a 64 year old man, I have never played this game, a Plumber playing Tennis?