Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis

Fall 2000 Video Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Nintendo of America
Gaming System: Nintendo 64
Nintendo has incorporated characters from the Super Mario Brothers series into a tennis simulation game for up to 4 players. Each player manipulates a selected character from the 13 in the series. There are multiple levels of difficulty. Players need to learn the types of strategies used in traditional tennis; each can choose how to hit the ball over the net by selecting from a wide range of moves, some of which may be unique to the character each has chosen. Lobs, smashes, and cross-court shots are among the options.

Mario Tennis 64 taps the controlled challenge of real-life tennis, and intertwines light-hearted graphics with good game play.

Jason R. Rich   ©2000 Parents' Choice

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