Mario Power Tennis User Reviews


Mario Power Tennis

The good:

+ Amazing graphics
+ Great courts
+ Tons of characters to play as
+ Mini-games are fun
+ Many cups to do
+ Special attacks are cool
+ An old-skool Mario court!

The bad:

- Quite unfairly hard at times
- Not very good 1 on 1 mulitplayer cos of the camera
- Some of the gimmicks in courts are stupid


Mario has taken many turns in his gaming career. He jumps on Goombas and collects coins while running through a 2D world, he drives a go-kart and tosses red shells at his foes, and ofcourse plays his good'ol sports. The sequel to the N64 Mario Tennis is here on Gamecube and it does not dissapoint. Its fun for every Mario fanatic.


MPT may not be outstanding graphic wise but these are fantastic.

Mario Power Tennis, like most of the plumbers Gamecube games, has bold, beautiful and colourful visuals. The courts look detailed and pretty, the characters are clear and good and all the gimmic...


Amazing Tennis Game

The good:

- Great opening movie. Great visuals, funny, explains the story nicely.
- An amazing sequel to Mario Tennis on the N64.
- Really great graphics. Very fitting for a GCN game and a nice step up from Mario Tennis on the N64. Very colorful and bright.
- 8 different tournaments to play in. Very cool trophies when you win tournaments.
- The music is very well done. Each song is great and suits the court it is with nicely. Adds to the atmosphere of the court.
- 8 fun minigames to play. Nice little touch to add to the game.
- 18 great characters to play as (4 of which are unlockable). Each is unique and fun to play as.
- 4 levels of CPU difficulty. Great for progressing players and players looking for a challenge.
- 10 great courts to play tennis on. Each court offers a great atmosphere.
- 4 fun play modes: standard (exhibition games), ring shot, item battle, and the new gimmick court. Each is unique and very fun, offering 4 cool ways to play tennis.
- Very addicting and fun tennis game. You will be playing it for many many hours.
- The new power shots provide a different, challenging, and very whacky way to play a normal tennis game. You can do offensive and defensive power shots.
- Ball speed and ball bounce stats for every court. Helps with deciding which is the best court for you to play on.
- The player taunts are very funny and unique for each player.
- Each player has a cool and funny movie for when they win a tournament. Really nice touch.
- You can play singles or doubles tennis; you can make your players left handed or right handed; you can serve, volley, use drop shots, lob shots, smash shots, power charge shots, topspin shots, and slice shots.
- The game uses other Nintendo game elements from games like Super Mario Sunshine, Luigi's Mansion, and Smash Bros. Melee.
- The first tennis game to make me feel comfortable at the top of the court. In all the other tennis games I have played, I would keep the camera at the bottom side of the court so I would not be at the top. I like playing at the top in this game.
- Yoshi's defensive power shot allows him to change colors! That's so cool!

The bad:

- They got rid of Birdo, Toad, Baby Mario, and DK Jr. as playable characters. There was no reason to get rid of any of those players. They should have been in this game, as well as maybe Baby Luigi and Dixie Kong. 24 players would have been a little better than 18 players (though 18 are still great).
- Half the players are serve and volleyers, which I hate in tennis video games and in real tennis. I feel that they take the fun out of having long rallies of great tennis. Since I do not like them in tennis video games, I never play against them, which means that many of the 18 players are unused.
- The minigames are very pointless. Though a few of them are fun to play, most are dumb and not fun, or well made.
- The power shots are a fun addition to the game, but they get annoying and slightly cheap quickly. I always have them turned off.
- Tournament mode is fun, but Nintendo really needs to add a Create-A-Tournament mode. I am still waiting for that in the Mario Tennis series.
- Some more unlockables would be really great.
- Some characters really have no purpose being in the game: Wiggler, Petey Piranha, and Fly Guy.
- Some of the players offensive and defensive power shots are not very good or useful.
- 1-2 more levels of CPU difficulty would have been nice. Eventually, you can beat the hardest difficulty easily, so a few harder levels after that would have been great.
- A few more courts would have been great.
- It is almost impossible to hit a real overhead smash winner in this game. This is a big disappointment because I used these shots all the time in Mario Tennis for the N64.
- It's great that Yoshi can change colors, but most of the colors he can change into are so pale and non-appealing to look at. Brighter colors would have been nice. And since he can change colors, why can't we choose his color at character select, as well as some other characters colors (like Shy Guy)?


Mario Power Tennis was first announced in 2002, but did not come out until 2004. I almost thought it might not come out. Though we had to wait for awhile, it was very well worth waiting for.

It is such an amazing tennis game on so many levels: game play, graphics, sound/music, and fun. Though Mario Tennis for the N64 was a really great game, this game is much better. There are so many ways in which you can play a fun, exciting game of tennis. Whether you are playing normal tennis; smacking the ball through point rings; battling it out with the help of items; or playing tennis on courts that...


Tennis - Mario Style

The good:

Power Shots
Gimmick Courts
Special Games

The bad:

All a Bit Samey
CPU team mates are fairly rubbish


Finally, the sequel to the N64 smash hit Mario Tennis (hehe) comes to the Gamecube. It's got tennis. It's got Mario. What could possibly go wrong?

Presentation is... nice. Neither good enough to go in either the good or bad lists above. Perhaps functional is the best descripive word here. Yes, functional.

Gameplay starts off excellent. You can jump into normal tennis (or as normal as it gets), ring shot, item battle. There's the new gimmick options and a slew of special games, ranging from painting a picture tennis style to playing a strange version of tic tac toe.

The power shots, of which ea...


Mario Power Tennis

The good:

A whole lot of characters, lots of play modes.

The bad:

Way too easy and short.

Birdo isn't in the game.


When I started playing this game, I thought it would bring me lots of hours of playtime. But instead it brought me 3 hours before I beat the game. Yes, it's a 3 hour game. And even when you play with another person, it's boring because there's no surprise in it. There are only 2 special attacks you can do which get boring after a while. And the ball just goes back and forth and it's not really actiony at all. And there are also 2 very unnecessary hardly known characters in the game. Fly Guy and that worm guy. Has anybody even ever heard of Fly guy? I don't think I've ever heard of him. And ...


I'm not a big fan of tennis, but this game is fun

The good:

Selection of cool Mario characters

Cool power shots (both offensive and defensive power shots)

Single player is fun

Multiplayer is alot of fun

Each character has their own alternate ending

The bad:

Birdo isn't in it. Wtf?

Could've used a few more characters

Can sometimes get boring after a while


Well, I'm not a big fan of tennis, but I can easily say I liked this game alot. Single player mode is fun, particularly tournament mode, and multiplayer mode is alot of fun. And the power shots for most of the characters are pretty damn cool. So are the endings for each character (which you can see by completing tournament mode). Also, it has a few mini-games. Those are pretty fun, too. The only major complaint I have is that Birdo isn't in it (wtf's with that?). Overall, a great game. It can get a tad boring after a while sometimes, but it's still very good.


From what has appeared to be months and months of waiting, Mario Tennis is finally here. With a vengeance.


After Nintendo first announced Mario Tennis for Gamecube was to be released in March of 2002, I have been somewhat patiently awaiting its arrival. I played the illustrious N64 version for hours upon countless hours waiting for it, ticking each second nearer to its release. After hearing the game was to be pushed up a few months from its slated February 2005 release, to November 9th, I seemed to be a bit skeptical. I was worried that this game might have been rushed too quick, and that it would suffer a disasterous fate. But when I grabbed a copy, payed for it, and scurried on home to switch...

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