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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis - Nintendo Wii

Platform : Nintendo Wii
Rated: Everyone
3.8 out of 5 stars 50 customer reviews
Metascore: 65 / 100
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  • multiplayer action
  • motion-controlled serves and swings
  • attach a Nunchuk controller for additional precision
  • widescreen presentation
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Product Description

Product Description

The wild multiplayer action of the Nintendo GameCube hit, Mario Power Tennis, returns with Wii controls and widescreen presentation. Mario Power Tennis lets players enjoy an afternoon on the court as their favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom, complete with motion-controlled serves and swings. With Wii controls, players can swing the Wii Remote controller to hit forehands and backhands and to apply spin. Experienced gamers can also attach a Nunchuk controller for additional precision.

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Step out on to the court and get ready for tennis like you've never experienced it before as Mario and friends serve up sporty fun with a Mario-style twist. In New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis, the Nintendo GameCube hit is back with exciting Wii controls and a dazzling widescreen presentation. Pick up your Wii Remote and get ready to practice your swing with Mario and the gang as they take you on an unforgettable tour of the wackier side of tennis.

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Key Game Features:
  • Play as any of 15 characters from the Mario universe, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Daisy and Yoshi
  • Use your Wii Remote to hit forehands and backhands and to apply spin, and add extra precision with your Nunchuk controller
  • Wield your character's distinctive defensive or offensive Power Shot to send opponents reeling or return out-of-reach balls
  • Play traditional tournament-style tennis or engage in wacky gameplay that could have you fighting off Klaptraps, cleaning up sludge or playing a variety of tennis-themed mini games
  • Gather friends for quick pickup games, cooperative mini game play or head-to-head modes, including Ring Shot and Item Battle
  • For 1 to 4 players

Exclusive to the Nintendo DS
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis combines the crazy Mario universe you know and love with the new capabilities of the Wii. Use your Wii Remote to hit forehands and backhands and to apply spin, or exert even more precision on every hit by using your Nunchuk controller. Play as one of 15 fun characters, including Luigi, Princess Peach, Daisy, Yoshi or Mario himself, and make use of each character's distinctive Power Shot to fend off opponents. Show off your own unique talents in traditional tennis tournaments, or head to the Gimmick Courts, where you'll encounter a variety of crazy challenges and hilarious mini games.

Product Details

  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B001O1QLDO
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches ; 5.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: March 9, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,356 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Don't be fooled, this not as great as the GC version. It's overly simplified for the gamers groomed on Wii sports. You control your characters movements with the Wii mote, however the ball goes in the direction suggested by your swing. Which sounds great and is, in small doses, but the game dosen't reach the fun or intensity level of being more specific with your shot direction. Many times the ball will automatically move toward your opponent despite the swinging motion. Which is a downer, because the whole point of tennis is to hit the ball AWAY from your opponent! This fault is too critical to ignore, and I reall wanted to like this game. But it's clear it was retooled for simpler games and less complex matches. If your looking for such a game, then this version of mario tennis is for you. But, if your looking for something with a little more depth and replayability do what I did, and just dust off the GC version and pop it in for an intense experience.
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So many reviews, here and elsewhere, compare this game to the GC version. We never had a GC, an XBox, PlayStation, or any other video game system before buying the Wii. We are in our 50's and have no kids (hence no grandkids). We enjoy Wii Sports. We got Mario Kart Racing and thought it was silly and fun. I bought Power Tennis because it seemed like more fun silliness.

If you take your video games seriously and/or typically spend hours at a time every day playing them, then this certainly will disappoint. As a way to have some fun for a short period a few times a week, not to mention be on your feet burning a few calories, this is a fun game. I'm sure the novelty will wear off, but by then we will have more than gotten our money's worth out of it, fun-wise.
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I'd like to begin by saying that my kids and I have never played this game on the GC. I did not like this game at first, either, because of the play control with just the Wiimote. It is awkward, and at some points you lose sight of why you hit the ball. However, after plugging in the nunchuck, I was able to get separate swing and body motion control (swing=Wiimote, nunchuck=body motion). It's a similar setup to Mario Super Sluggers, where more casual players can hit and pitch while other players can have better control by using both devices. The game itself has a few very fun minigames, a good tournament and exhibition section, neat courses with clever twists (I never played tennis with a crocodile on my ankle before), cool graphics, and just general Mario fun. The speech messages sent to the remote when you win or lose are great also. It's a good Wii port of a good game.
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Having the Gamecube version of this game, I was very excited to see they would be adding new motion controls for the Wii. The Gamecube version is probably one of the best tennis games I have ever played. I popped in the game last night and was very disappointed from the start. The motion controls don't work the way they should. I tried to do a slice shot, and my character did a lob shot. I tried to do a weak drop shot, and my character did a smash shot. The controls aren't very responsive, and when you're in the middle of a match, it can be frustrating. I like in the Gamecube version, you can use your control stick to aim your shots (left or right). For the Wii, you aim your shot with your timing of your shot. It works great in the Wii Sports Tennis, but not here. Do yourself a favor and bid on Mario Tennis for the Gamecube and play it on the Wii with a Gamecube controller.
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This is a really fun way to play video tennis. A wide variety of characters to choose from, each with their own personality and tennis ability. The graphics are fantastic and look great on a wide screen HD TV. The "play control" takes a little getting use to, but if you use full motions for each of the strokes you want to use it's much easier than trying abbreviated movements. The "power shot" is a bit much, and I prefer playing the game with it turned off. I guess I'm a tennis realist, per se, and want to win the point without the gimmicks. There are a wide variety of playing courts and court surfaces. The ball action appears to be true to form is you are playing on clay, grass, carpet or hard courts. You can also play a night game also. This game makes for fun play at parties also, getting doubles play going. I also like that you have the option of playing singles, instead of being stuck with two of you on the same side of the net playing pseudo doubles (since both of your Miis move at the same time even though you are doing a net shot or a ground stroke from the baseline. Highly recommend this game.
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Mario Power Tennis is a tough game to rate. Not just because it's Tennis with minigames, but Mario Tennis: Power Tour for GBA had an RPG mode that this version lacks. Also, I'm noticing that people are complaining about the Wii's motion controls. I don't understand why. I guess they didn't want it to be like actual Tennis?

Mario Power Tennis is, of course, a game of Tennis with Mario characters in it. Well, actually, there's much more to it. There are courses that have all kinds of different gimmicks relating to things in the Mario universe, depending on the course you're playing on (Luigi's Mansion's got ghosts come in on certain occasions, for example). The game plays just as well as Wii Sports's Tennis did with the motion controls. It really feels close to actual Tennis.

There are also some fun modes you can play, including a Tournament mode and some pretty fun minigames (Especially when playing with friends). Minigames like Artist on the Court test you to see how fast you can complete the objective given. In this case, you must hit the ball against the wall to color in drawings of Mario and friends.

While there are better Tennis video games out there, like Sega Superstars Tennis and Mario Tennis: Power Tour, it's still nice to play a game that is controlled like real Tennis while still staying true with the Mario feel.
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