Parents' Guide to

Mario Tennis Open

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Simple game for all ages is best played with others.

Game Nintendo 3DS 2012
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age 6+

Based on 1 parent review

age 6+

Mario Tennis Open

In my opinion the game Mario Tennis Open is a good game. Bellow are the reasons. First of all this is a good game because you get to use different moves like slice and topspin. Another reason is that you get to team up with other players from all around the world if you need help. Finally is that you get to take place in challenges and win trophies and when you win four trophies you become a pro. In conclusion because of these reasons the game Mario Tennis Open is a good game to play.

Is It Any Good?

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It may not have the universal appeal of other Mario games, but Mario Tennis Open bears the license’s hallmark accessibility -- including a clever gyro mode that lets beginners aim by physically shifting their 3DS -- and should prove fun regardless of whether you care much for the sport upon which it's based. That said, it may not have the longevity you'd expect. With no career or story mode, fans of solo play haven’t much reason to keep playing after working through the few short tournaments and mini-games.

If, however, you happen to enjoy local and online multiplayer matches, you'll likely get a lot more out of the experience. Human rivals are far more engaging than artificial opponents. Plus, the game's shop offers a wide variety of outfits and pieces of gear with varying attributes, which gives kids who like to show off the stuff they’ve collected good reason to keep playing and earning the virtual coins needed to buy them.

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