Mario Tennis is a tennis sim where you play as your favorite characters from the various Mario franchise games. There are various gametypes and tournaments playable to you. With different shot types and correct rules this game is more realistic then one would think.
There are 16 playable characters in Mario Tennis
- Baby Mario
- Para Troopa
And two unlockable characters
- Shy Guy
- DK Jr.
Three main tournaments are presented to you in Mario Tennis. You can play them two different ways. In singles mode, where you play by yourself in one on one matches againest AI opponents. Or in Doubles Mode where you get randomly put with an AI teammate to compete in two on two matches. The three tournments are,
The Mushroom CupThe first tournament you play, which is very easy and played on a hardcourt.
The Flower CupThe second tournament which gives you a harder difficulty, played on a clay court
The Star CupThe final tounament played which if very hard unless you are an experienced player. It is played on grass.
- If you complete the Star Cup in singles you unlock Shy Guy, in doubles you unlock DK Jr. The character you play as also earns a special ability call "star" which can be used in exibition matches to give your player an advantage.
Besides the single player tournaments there are also four other gametypes you can play.
Playable to up to four human players. You can choose any of the 16 characters to play and can use the star power you earned by completeing the star cup. Various lengths of games can be played, and you can save you game during the middle of it.
In this game type you play at Bowser's temple, on a topsy turvey court, that sway's left to right. Thier are purple boxes you can hit with your tennis ball, and if you do you unlock and powerup. The powerups are familar to any mario kart fan. Some of them being the banana, red shell, tripple green shell, mushroom, and even star power. You use the powerups by pressing the Z button.
Petey Piranha acts as a tennis ball shooter, shooting countless balls at you in different directions and variations. The point is to hit as many back as possible.
The point of this game is to hit your ball through as many rings as possible. Once you reach a certain number of rings, or the time runs out the game is over.
- You can save up to three games at a time.
- There is 4 AI difficulties you can choose while playing an exibition game. Easy, normal,hard, and intense.
- Up to four player co-op
- Unlockable courts and players.