Mario Tennis Aces Review

Mario is a childhood favorite of mine and I grew up with the various spin-offs in addition to the main entries, so why wouldn’t I be delighted of Mario Tennis Aces, considering I enjoyed the previous Mario Tennis games a lot. Nintendo, whether you like them or not, likes to get creative, thus giving a whole new twist on the Mario Tennis formula, which by reception, has been mixed between the audience and critics.

Let’s see how I feel about Mario Tennis Aces!

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It’s worse enough that the campaign is mandatory for unlocking new stages to play on in the multi-player, which means you will be dealing with the stressful single-player to unlock everything for the more peaceful multi-player. Backwards as it may sound, the multi-player is fairer, balancing the rules for both sides. The most enjoyment I’ve had from this game was either the first half of the campaign or playing a round against a tuned CPU or online opponent.

When you can have enough patience in learning, Mario Tennis Aces is a fun Tug-Of-War with 17 characters having their own stats and more coming in free updates or tournament participation. The biggest issue with the other options is that there are so very few compared to previous Mario Tennis games. You need to be in Tournament Mode if you ever want to face off against an online player, where match options are sparse.

Only in local or friends-only can you choose to have a match with different options, such as playing 2v2 or removing the zone mechanics to play the game old-fashioned. So far, Nintendo & Camelot Software Planning seemed to be focused on updating with new characters, and three every season. If you want to make Mario Tennis Aces a great $60 purchase, you are going to need more than adding additional characters.

Mario Tennis Aces is very “Enjoyable” with friends to play a beautiful match or two of super powered tennis, but there aren’t enough multi-player options and the single-player campaign is needlessly punishing to where this would currently be difficult to recommend at full-price. I would hold out for a price drop or see if more can be added outside of characters.

Nintendo is one to continuously bring updates to their multiplayer games, so only time will tell if the interesting concept can expand and simplify.

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It’s worse enough that the campaign is mandatory for unlocking new stages to play on in the multi-player, which means you will be dealing with the stressful single-player to unlock everything for the more peaceful multi-player. Backwards as it may sound, the multi-player is fairer, balancing the rules for both sides. The most enjoyment I’ve had from this game was either the first half of the campaign or playing a round against a tuned CPU or online opponent.

When you can have enough patience in learning, Mario Tennis Aces is a fun Tug-Of-War with 17 characters having their own stats and more coming in free updates or tournament participation. The biggest issue with the other options is that there are so very few compared to previous Mario Tennis games. You need to be in Tournament Mode if you ever want to face off against an online player, where match options are sparse.

Only in local or friends-only can you choose to have a match with different options, such as playing 2v2 or removing the zone mechanics to play the game old-fashioned. So far, Nintendo & Camelot Software Planning seemed to be focused on updating with new characters, and three every season. If you want to make Mario Tennis Aces a great $60 purchase, you are going to need more than adding additional characters.

Mario Tennis Aces is very “Enjoyable” with friends to play a beautiful match or two of super powered tennis, but there aren’t enough multi-player options and the single-player campaign is needlessly punishing to where this would currently be difficult to recommend at full-price. I would hold out for a price drop or see if more can be added outside of characters.

Nintendo is one to continuously bring updates to their multiplayer games, so only time will tell if the interesting concept can expand and simplify.

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