Back of Box (Australia):
ONLY FOR GAME BOY COLORMario Tennis, Anyone?
NOT COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER GAME BOY SYSTEMS!
Take your game to the next level with Mario Tennis™! Get advice from coaches, test your groundstrokes against “The Wall,” then hit the courts to ace the competition and earn a spot on the varsity squad. Play your way to the top on your own in singles, or power up a partner for doubles competition. When you’re good enough, you’ll enter the Island Open, where you’ll face the fiercest players around…and maybe even challenge the greatest player of all—Mario™!
- Mario, Luigi, DK and 20 all-new characters take their tennis talents to the courts on Game Boy® Color!
- Create your own tennis champion! With plenty of drills, challenges and matches to take a swing at, you’ll earn experience points and boost the speed, power, agility and control of your character and partner!
- Hone your skills in wild mini-games like Mario’s Boo Blast, Yoshi’s Fruit Fantasy and Bowser’s Two-on-One!
Send your supercharged champion to N64 Mario Tennis using the N64 Transfer Pak ™! Ace your friends, win more tournaments, then transfer your favourite N64 characters—and other special secrets—back to your Game Boy Color. (N64 Control Deck, N64 Transfer Pak and Mario Tennis for N64 all sold separately.)
Game play on the Game Boy® Color video game system.
Contributed by gamewarrior (5076) on Feb 14, 2006.
Raise a racket on the road and become Mushroom Kingdom's baddest backhander!
The man who brought blue overalls to the tennis fashion world is back in action.
The screen may be smaller, but Mario Tennis is every bit as fun on Game Boy Color as it is
on Nintendo 64. In fact, after a few hours of playing this portable Pak you might even think that it's better!
Created by Camelot Software Planning, the same team who developed the N64 version, Mario Tennis for Game Boy Color is much different than its 64-bit brother. The play control is still awesome and the tennis action is as fast-paced as ever, but the Game Boy version features a rich
RPG-style approach to the gameplay.
When the game begins, you have the choice of playing as either a male or female character. After naming your new alter-ego, you enter a sprawling Tennis Academy and begin your quest to
become the best tennis player in the school. Your character starts out with pathetic stats and poor equipment, but as you complete training programs and defeat other students you gain experience points. These points are used to increase your abilities, which makes it easier to win matches.
While not raising a racket on the court, you can guide your character anywhere you'd like on the Academy grounds. There's a café where you can grab a snack, a dormitory where you can relax, a repair counter to upgrade your equipment and even a work-out room. Of course, you'll find tennis courts everywhere.
Your tennis career begins in the Junior Class, where you have to prove yourself on the court against established players. If you can work you way to the top, you can move up to the Senior Class where the competition becomes much more heated. Once you've earned enough experience points by beating your Senior Class opponents, you'll ultimately be invited to play on the coveted Varsity Court.
Reaching the top isn't a one-person job, though. Whether you're playing as a male or a female, you're assigned to live with a roommate the moment you enter the Academy. This person is your doubles partner, and if you want to be a competitive team you'll have to share your experience points with your new friend. Even if you're the best singles player to ever grace the court, you still have to work your way up from the Junior Class when you start playing doubles matches.
In addition to the deep Mario Tour Mode described above, Mario Tennis features other modes which are designed to entertain players looking for instant gratification. Exhibition Mode allows you to play as Mario, Yoshi, Bowser or another of Nintendo's biggest stars in a winner-takes-all singles or doubles match. You'll find nine challenging accuracy tests in Mario's Mini-Games, and a complete list of tennis terms in the Dictionary.
Best of all, Mario Tennis allows two players to compete against each other by using the Game Link Cable. This mode is extremely smooth and makes for some incredibly intense matches.
One of the most amazing features of Mario Tennis for Game Boy Color is that you can transfer your own custom characters to the N64 version of the game by using the N64 Transfer Pak. It's
awesome to see your character make the leap from pixels to polygons, and after you play a match on Nintendo 64, your experience points are transferred back to the Game Boy game.
Unlike Pokémon Stadium, the Transfer Pak does not allow you to actually play the Game Boy game on your Nintendo 64.
Without a doubt, Mario Tennis is one of the most rewarding games available on Game Boy Color. The tennis action feels great, and you get a real sense of accomplishment from earning experience points and improving your character.
Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jul 10, 2005.