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Mario Hoops 3 On 3

by Nintendo
Nintendo DS
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) 69 / 100

Price: $37.38
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  • Includes Square Enix characters: White Mage, Cactuar, Moogle
  • White Mage - a character from the first Final Fantasy game, she uses restorative and support magic
  • Cactuar - a small mobile cactus, Cactuars are known for high speed and evasiveness.
  • Moogle - Essentially a small white teddy bear with a single antenne, Moogles generally serve as merchants and postmen in Final Fantasy games
  • Input Devices Supported: Stylus. Number of Players: Offline 1 Player.
  • Number of Players: Wireless Single-Card: 1-2 Players. Number of Players: Wireless Multi-Card: 2 Players

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  • ASIN: B000GHG9V6
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 11, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,418 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Mario Hoops 3 on 3 DS

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slam Dunk September 12, 2006
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Since Nintendo created their Nintendo DS system, they've absolutely maintained and and defined a whole new way of playing video games to the next degree. Not only that, they've also shown that in the element of their games with Mario. Since Super Mario 64 DS was developed, they've maintained so many DS titles with the Mario name that've delivered from Mario Kart DS, to the return of the classic 2-D days with New Super Mario Brothers. Now, with the success of their sports titles from other systems such as Super Mario Strikers from their Gamecube system, many skeptics are wondering if that kind of a Mario sports title can deliver on the DS. Here is the result.

Mario Hoops 3 On 3 for the Nintendo DS, brings the element of basketball, through Mario and company as if they've made the slam dunk. The object of the game is like most other basketball games, score the highest. You have so many differnt characters to choose from such as Mario and Yoshi, as well as clever unlockables Moogle and company from the Final Fantasy franchise. The courts all have unique Mario details that gave a whole unique way of playing basketball, from slam dunking on a airship, to the depths of the Blooper Sea. The graphics in the game are amazing, and absolutely deliver in detail from each character and move to score. The control, sadly misses a bit of the beat. Although you can control each of the characters well through the regular controls, but with the stylus, that is another story. The stylus controls miss out a little, and take a bit to get used to. Not only that, but it is the only way your character can actually execute their specialty shot from a Mario fireball, to a rainbow swoosh from Yoshi.

Despite a few flaws, Mario Hoops 3 On 3 is a solid sports title for the Nintendo DS.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, fun game October 28, 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Normally, I don't offer direct rebuttals to other reviews, but in this case I'll make an exception. Some have said the controls for this game are "fiddly" and "unreliable". Not so for me. I find them simple and intuitive and very fun. It's cool to actually play a basketball game where there is actual ball control. Furthermore, shooting, blocking, passing, and stealing are all very easy to use. As for the complaints that the game is all about coin collecting, I'll have to disagree a bit on that, too. Sure, the more coins you collect, the more points you score when you make a basket. But here's the catch, if your opponent makes a basket before you, then all those coins you collected are worth squat. I don't concentrate on coinage at all, merely collecting what I can when it's convenient, and I don't have a problem with winning. Except on the more difficult tournaments, and that's because my opponents are so skilled that they keep me from scoring at all.

Onto the game itself. I love it. However, let me admit a few things. I'm not a sports game guy. I generally find them repetative and dull. The last great sports game I enjoyed was Tiny Toons Sports for Sega Genesis. So if you're a hardcore sports guy, this probably isn't the game for you. On the other hand, if you're like me and want a game with lively animation, great theme, fun gameplay, and fast-paced knucklebiting games, this is a good choice.

The music, graphics, etc. are all top notch, and I love the theme courts. The Luigi's Mansion court, for instance, has ghosts hovering overhead. Sometimes, they catch the ball and float around until someone jumps up and steals it back. The Flower court has giant venus flytraps for baskets. Don't try and dunk because they'll knock you out every time.
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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars FUN, BUT IT DOESN'T LAST FOREVER. December 1, 2006
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Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Reviewer:Adriel Rahman

This game is very fun as soon as you pick it up but after a while, it gets repetitive. Your teamates know nothing about basketball. They don't help you out in any way. You are the one who has to do everything. So when you play against tougher teams, they will knock you into the year 3000. Also the controls don't always work properly. After you beat single player theres only

multiplayer to look foward to. If this didn't have single card multiplayer this would get a very low rating.

GRAPHICS - 10/10

SOUND - 7/10


CONTROL - 6/10

OVERALL - 6.8/10

Its better to borrow it from a friend. This game is worth 20 bucks not 30.

Too bad nintendo couldn't put lots of minigames and game modes like tennis

and Super Smash Bros Melee. Its just too repetitive
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE THIS GAME! June 18, 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
So far I have ten ds games and this is the best one by far. At first I thought it was hard to memorize all of the special shots that each character has... but it really wasn't. This game has a bunch of characters from the start and you get more and more each time you beat a tournament. There are millions of things to do with this game and I can't find ANY cons (i am pretty hard on rating ds games). When you start out with the first tournament, i think it is the mushroom one, it is pretty easy to win. But when you start moving on to things like the star one, it takes several times to win, plus there are a few surprises along the way. Another good thing about this game is that if you are in the middle of a tournament and you have to stop playing, you can easily pause the game and it will save your progress so you can countinue later from the start of that game. Also, you won't really need to read the instruction book because the game includes a place where it teaches you all of the special trick shots and all of the controls and moves that you will need to play.

Overall this is an AMAZING game and highly better then every other ds game on the market.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
brought for my nephew for his Christmas present he played so i guess it was good
Published 16 hours ago by MR.Parker
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 days ago by t may
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game!
My 10 year old son loves playing this game. I was a little skeptical since my son hasn't enjoyed playing any sports games in the past but he truly enjoys playing this one.
Published 2 months ago by Angela H
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game for 9/10 year olds.
My granddaughter requested this game and she loves it. So much so that she is now intrested in basketball so much that she has enrolled in a league and will be playing real... Read more
Published 8 months ago by BettyBoop
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY FUN!
After reading the Mario Hoops 3-On-3 reviews, my husband and I weren't so sure we'd like the game. Well, we LOVED this game! Read more
Published 12 months ago by PheeBee
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game.
This is a fun game and has pretty good graphics for the DS and even better graphics for the 3DS.
Published 12 months ago by Evan Reid Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive
My 5 year old lives on this one game and he doesn't play any of his other DS games but this one in particular !
Published 14 months ago by teema
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
This has to be a great game. Keeps my son occupied for hours. He really enjoys this game. Would purchase again.
Published 14 months ago by Tammy Brown
4.0 out of 5 stars grandson loves it
I bought it for my grandson's 7th birthday. He loves it'. This is not the first game I have gotten from you and will continue to do so
Published 14 months ago by Debiewg
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
Published 15 months ago by PERLA
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