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Mario Strikers Battle League Review
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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is the latest game in the Mario Strikers series. Like the previous games it offers a five-on-five battle sport that combines football and ice hockey with Nintendo characters. It looks chaotic and like a kid's game, but actually it's a highly competitive experience that requires cunning, skill and quick reactions to win.

While many sporting events injected with Nintendo-ness fare less well, this game came to life with clever play mechanics and surprisingly deep levels of skill required. Each of the characters has special abilities that need to be used intelligently and you can also specify different tactical locations for each of your team.

Although themed around football, the game feels more like ice hockey as players whip, curl and smack the ball to each other. Also, because you are allowed to tackle, attack and knock out your opposing team's players.

To this is added the ability to charge up the ball as you pass it from player to player and make it easier to score. You also get Mario Kart style power-ups that offer special abilities. Finally, you can go for a Hyper Strike that enables you to score multiple goals in one go.

This latest iteration provides greater customise of your team by equipping them with gear that changes not only their appearance, but also their stats like speed, strength, and pass accuracy. The game also expands how many players can compete with up to 8 players battling in two teams of 4.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Release Date: 10/06/2022

Platforms: Switch

Genres: Action, Fighting and Sports

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Next Level Games (@NextLevelGames)

Players: 1-8 (8 online)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 8 players in the same room or as a 8-player online game. You can play with up to eight players on a single console with four players on each team. You can play one player for each Joy-Con half. In addition to individual matches, online play will have Strikers Club mode that lets 20 players join up and compete to become the world’s top club. Two players can go online together with one console.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Violence.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Rating

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Mario Strikers Battle League Accessibility Report documents 9 accessibility features:
You can select the difficulty of opponents in the Quick matches.

When playing with a single Joy-Con you need to use the Shake motion to dodge. When playing in Handheld or two Joy-Con mode you don't need to use any motion controls.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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