Mario Tennis Aces (Series) Review
Posted: 3 months ago.
You can pick Mario, Luigi, Wario, Peach, Waluigi, Daisy, Rosalina, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Bowser, Toad, Toadette, Chain Chomp, Bowser Jr., Boo, and Spike. Each character is unlocked by participating in monthly tournaments.
You play shots by tapping buttons to apply topspin, slice, lobs or drop shots. New to Mario Tennis Aces is the ability to use the motion-sensitive Joy-Cons to aim directly at the screen to mark where the ball will go. If the opponent counters the zone shot, their racket will take damage and will eventually break. There's also a new zone speed which puts everything but them in the game into slow-motion.
For younger players, the Simple Rules mode, can keep things a little simpler and less bewildering as they get started. This can also be fun for adults who want to play a straight game of tennis without the thrills. There's also Swing mode, where you use the Joy-Con like a real racket, similar to Wii Sports. This motion option is also available in the Wii version of Mario Power Tennis.
The series appeared on a range of Nintendo machines:
- Mario Tennis (2000) Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Colour.
- Mario Power Tennis (2004) GameCube and re-released for Wii
- Mario Tennis Power Tour (2005) Game Boy Advance
- Mario Tennis Open (2012) Nintendo 3DS
- Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (2015) Wii U
- Mario Tennis Aces (2021) Nintendo Switch.
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. There's an online multiplayer mode, where tournaments and single matches can be set up.
You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
Skill RatingThis game is enjoyed by 6-12 year-olds as it's a good match for their ability and maturity. Opting for the simpler modes is good for very young players, but they also enjoy the chaos and crazy shots of the different characters.
Account RatingYou don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.
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