Parents' Guide to

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

By Erin Bell, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

GameCube tennis game updated with motion-sensitive controls.

Game Nintendo Wii 2009
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There's plenty to do in Mario Power Tennis, from tournaments and exhibition matches to gimmick courts and item battle (where the court is strewn with item boxes that contain red and green shells, mushrooms, stars, and other power-ups). It will take a player a while to experience all of the various modes, and there's also plenty to unlock. Players can participate in either singles or doubles tennis in any combination of one to four human players.

The additional motion sensitive controls and the ability to automate certain actions makes the game even more accessible but comes at the sacrifice of a small amount of precision. Smash shots especially seem harder to execute. Nevertheless, Mario Power Tennis demonstrates once again Nintendo's knack for creating a fun party game that can be enjoyed by a broad range of gamers.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo Wii
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: March 9, 2009
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Cartoon Violence
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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