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Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

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Description

Mario Strikers Charged, the sequel to Super Mario Strikers, is a soccer game, loosely based on the official rules, featuring Nintendo icon Mario and his friends. Each team consists of a team captain (Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and more), three sidekicks (ranging from Koopa Troopas to Hammer Bros.), and a Kremling goalkeeper.

Besides the usual soccer moves like passing the ball or tackling another player, the team captains can perform Mega Strike shots which can be stopped by the opponent's keeper by pointing the Wii Remote at the ball. Throughout each game the player receives items like bananas or bombs used to hinder the opponent. There are also unique character items for each team captain. For example, Mario will temporarily grow to Super Mario to crush his opponents.

The game features various stadiums each with their own environment, and several game modes. In Domination Mode up to four players (human or computer-controlled) can battle each other in a user-defined number of rounds of a certain length. There is also a cup mode called "Road to the Striker cup" where the player and other teams battle each other to win one of the three cups. It is the first Wii game in Europe with an online multiplayer mode.

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Mario Strikers Charged Wii DK makes quite the entrance
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Mario and Bowser
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Which leads into the motion controlled dodging mini-game
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Did I mention this match takes place in space?

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Strikers Charged Football" -- European title
  • "Mario Power Soccer" -- Korean title
  • "マリオストライカーズ チャージド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "마리오 파워 사커" -- Korean spelling

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The Press Says

Game Freaks 365 Aug, 2007 9.5 out of 10 95
IGN UK May 21, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
NintendoWorldReport Aug 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de May 18, 2007 82 out of 100 82
Atomic Gamer Aug 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameSpy Aug 01, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
FZ Jun 27, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
G4mers Jun 22, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Lawrence Aug 01, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 7 out of 10 70

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Innovations

Mario Strikers Charged was the first European Wii game with online multiplayer options.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #7 Wii Game of the Year

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DocGroove (82) added Mario Strikers Charged (Wii) on Jul 13, 2007