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Mario Power Tennis (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the controls and action are generally positive. The story and gameplay also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the reliability and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Mario Power Tennis (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Mario Power Tennis (Gamecube)

 

This is hands down the single best GameCube tennis offering, and it's also one of the most enjoyable tennis video games around.

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Star Ocean: The Last Hope

 

Three hours. This is the approximate amount of time that Star Ocean: The Last Hope nuzzles players under the smelly armpit of protagonist Edge Maverick. Few game introductions drop players into such a repellent and uncomfortable atmosphere. Ham-fisted...

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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis review for the WII

 

Which way do you swing?

Fun, simple gameplay; Plenty of strange modes; Good multiplayer; Generally strong Wii controls

Hitting your valuables; Not much depth; A bit too easy

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...

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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

 

Are tacked-on motion controls an invitation for disaster?

Motion controls make tennis matches more realistic and fun ; It's like Wii Sports Tennis, but with more shot options and you can move ; Multiplayer games are an absolute pleasure

Imprecise controls make mini-games extremely frustrating

There are people who chomp at the bit to see a review from a preferred site before running out and instantly buying it if the score meets a minimum threshold. NWR doesn't seem to be one of those sites. I, like you, don't buy games on launch day and I...

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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

 

Serving up another helping of vintage GameCube good times

Plenty of minigames ; Some excellent visual effects ; Offline multiplay

Basic controls like a jazzed up Wii Sports ; Full manual controls are a mess ; Too-long power shot animations

It’s in multiplayer modes that the game really comes to life. The evil AI opponents make the later tournaments less than fun to play, but if you’re facing somebody who’s got equally little chance of forcing you wide and pinging a cross-court winner, it...

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Mario Power Tennis Review

 

Inaccurate motion controls put a negative spin on this GameCube remake.

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New Play Control! Pikmin

 

Plants its seed on Wii!

Innovative strategy adventuring ; Still looks better than many Wii titles ; Cuter than baby hamsters

No graphical improvements ; A bit short ; Little replay value

Aside from the ability to replay any of the game’s 30 days, the puzzles and challenges facing you and your multi-talented Pikmin pack remains the same. If you played the original, full price is clearly a lot to shell out on a near carbon copy....

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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

 

Serving much the same purpose as the Virtual Console, only for games too large to fit on the Wii's internal memory, Nintendo's New Play Control! series lets gamers use the motion-sensitive Wii Remote to enjoy classic GameCube titles. Taking cues from the

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Entertaining, somewhat redundant tasks, good for horse lovers

 

This is the first game I have bought solely for myself since I have had kids. As a horse person, currently without horses, I found this game as good as comfort food. The game places you in the persona of Lily, the young heroine, who must compete in ...

Great for the horse lover, not too complicated, not too easy, not too hard

No Western riding/gear. Would have like more livestock related herding or competitions

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Mario Power Tennis (Wii) - Gameplanet Review

 

A rehash of the original title from the GameCube, with the only fundamental change being the controller. It's fun but there are better tennis games out there, and the novelty of Mario playing tennis was fun back in the day but its relevance now seems...

Visually appealing, with lots of on-court action. It's tennis but it's not Wimbledon

Unlike most Mario games, there's no plot to bind everything together

Average at best.

Product Specifications

Game, set and match! Play some explosive tennis with a difference with NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis on Wii. Choose your favorite character from the Mushroom Kingdom and get ready to hit the courts swinging as you fight your way to the top of the circuit! There are 18 iconic characters to choose from, including Mario, Yoshi and Donkey Kong, and more ways to play Mario Power Tennis than trophies in Roger Federer's trophy cabinet. The tournament mode features both singles and doubles matches as part of championships like the world open. Beat special opponents to rise though the ranks and unlock extras! The choice is yours in exhibition mode - you can pick up the basics here and play any of ten Gimmick courts, including Peach Dome court and Luigi's Mansion Court. As if that wasn't enough, there are also scores of fun games in the special games section where you can try out your artistic skills with Artist on the Court or maybe fire some volleys at ghosts in Terror Tennis. Mario Power Tennis is part of the NEW PLAY CONTROL! series of GameCube remakes, aiming to bring the best from the GameCube bang up-to-date with innovative Wii controls. The Wii remote makes the perfect tennis racquet - all you need to do is pretend it is a tennis racquet and play in exactly the same way. You can slice and smash to your heart's content and each character also has their own special devastating move, actioned by a bit of nifty Wii remote shaking and button-pressing. You can also get your friends in on the action - up to four players can compete in head-to-head matches and have fun together in the special games mode. NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis - are you tennis ace material?

Game

Elements:Sports - tennis
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Rating:3
PEGI Rating Exception:Portugal 4+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Nintendo
Model:Power Tennis
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mario

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - sports