About the Product
- Play with 2-4 friends online or go solo in an open match. Play singles, doubles, download play, or co-op modes locally. Or just jump into single-player tournaments and exhibition games
- The fast-paced tennis gameplay is exciting. Touch screen controls allows anyone to jump in and have fun. More advanced players will want to master multiple types of skill shots.
- StreetPass features enable the game to continue when you are on the go. Swap Mii characters and show off your skills!
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The handheld games had exhibition modes, a story mode, and bunch of mini-games. The most fun was the long story mode. You went to a tennis academy and started out as a noob. As you worked your way up the ranks you leveled up and could decide what stats you wanted to improve. All of that is gone in this game. I mean seriously, even the GC version had a story.
There is pretty much only one mode in this game, exhibition. This is a Mario cart version of tennis. It's boring and I'm very disappointed. They also added some stupid chance shots which takes all the skill and fun away from the game. Doesn't matter what character you use, they are all generic now. You win by luck. This is a just a cash grab and cheap way to use the 3D feature of the 3DS. No story mode, no academy, no stats, no building your own character, no world to explore with characters to talk to and secrets to unlock. It gets boring really fast since you have nothing to keep you going.
Like I said, I'm very disappointed with this game. This is just my opinion though since I loved the previous tennis games. This review is for everyone who is wondering about buying it for these elements. If you haven't played the previous games and don't really care for these missing elements, then I would rate this a 6/10. As a fan, the game is a 2/10. Newcomers will surely enjoy the gameplay but once you have tried the other versions you will understand the potential this game had.
Hopefully one day we will get a true sequel where you return to the Royal Tennis Academy.
My first impressions of the game on launch day were that the game seemed sloppily thrown together - and that impression still resonates with me. The character select screen in particualr seems very lazy. Instead of the usual board of characters, we get a scroll through list, and the characters even seen out of order.
The controls are simple, and work fine. You move your character with the slide pad, and control shots with the buttons. You still have the same options you always have plus one need shot type. In addition to the ever present lob (A), slice (B), and the various options that come through their combination, you have smash shots (Y). Smash shots are fast, and straight. This game gets rid of the power shots introduced in Mario Power Tennis, and instead uses a system referred to a "Chance Shots". At random times, or if certain requirements are met, a small circle on the field will glow a particular color. The colors are coded along side the shot types, and using the correct shot type while in the circle will use the chance shot. For example, if there is a blue chance shot, and you slice the ball (B), the result is a super charged shot that curves outside the field and back into it.Read more ›
In this Mario Tennis for 3DS, that doesn't matter anymore. Sure, if you swing way too early or late, you will still miss. But as long as you press the button within the correct timing window, you will get the same result. This reduces the game to the level of Simon Says, and it's not nearly as fun in a multiplayer context, which is the only reason to play Mario Tennis.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was exactly what I was looking for and more. I grew up really enjoying Mario Tennis 64 even though I am not a tennis fan or sports fan so I figured I would give this game a... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Jason
I was bought this game as a gift. I love this game and would recommend it to anyone into tennis or sporting games.Published 9 days ago by Lisa Engelking
Fun game haven't played a Mario tennis game since the n64 a nice treatPublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Graphics are OK, game is good. My kid has not played much of this game, This is of low priority in his list of games to play and choose from.Published 26 days ago by Family Guy
Amazing game! My friend recommended me to buy it so I did. I'm not a big fan of tennis but I know that any Mario game is very addictive and fun to play. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kirill V.
This is like the Mario Tennis you loved on the N64. Very easy to play and a fun port to the 3DS.Published 3 months ago by rb