DescriptionMario and friends appear in another tennis game. Each character has their own special power move. All the characters can use slices, topspins, flat shots, and lobs. There are many different modes such as exhibition, tournament, and special games. The tournament mode consists of standard courts, the rules are the same as regular tennis, and gimmick courts, the rules are the same except with special conditions. The exhibition mode contains standard and gimmick along with ring shot and item mode. In ring shot, players must hit the ball through rings to score points. In item mode, players can use items similar to Mario Kart.
The special games include modes like Artist on the Court (players use paint balls to color a mural on a wall), Terror Tennis (players keep ghosts from escaping their portraits by hitting the portraits), Chain-Chomp Challenge (players must feed their Chomps tennis balls while trying not to knock Bob-ombs at the Chomps), Gooper Blooper Volley (players keep volleying the ball to the Blooper for a specified amount of times), and others. Players can win more modes and players by finishing tournaments.
- "马里奥网球" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Mario Tennis GC" -- Japanese title
- "マリオテニスGC" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Mario games
- Mario sports games
- Mario Tennis series
- New Play Control! series
- Nintendo Selects releases
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|64 Power / big.N / N Games||Mar, 2005||86 out of 100||86|
|Jeuxpo.com||2005||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Feb 24, 2005||17 out of 20||85|
|Game Informer Magazine||Jan, 2005||8.5 out of 10||85|
|IGN||Nov 08, 2004||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||Mar 08, 2005||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Revolution||Nov, 2004||B+||83|
|GamePro (US)||Nov 11, 2004||4 out of 5||80|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Feb 03, 2005||8 out of 10||80|
|Netjak||Sep 07, 2005||5.5 out of 10||55|
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1001 Video GamesThe GameCube version of Mario Power Tennis appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- 2004 – #8 GameCube Game of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Mario Power Tennis for Nintendo GameCube (Official website for Mario Power Tennis by Nintendo)