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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.

Screenshots

Mario Strikers Charged Wii Donkey Kong powers up
Mario Strikers Charged Wii DK makes quite the entrance
Mario Strikers Charged Wii And now my team
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Did I mention this match takes place in space?

Promo Images

Mario Strikers Charged Screenshot
Mario Strikers Charged Screenshot
Mario Strikers Charged Screenshot
Mario Strikers Charged Screenshot

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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Critic Reviews

GameLemon Wii Aug 22, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
NintendoWorldReport Wii Aug 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Wii Jul 27, 2007 8.3 out of 10 83
Atomic Gamer Wii Aug 14, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Nintendo Life Wii May 30, 2007 8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars8 Stars 80
Good Game Wii Jun 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Wii Sep 04, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Informer Magazine Wii Sep, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Wii May 25, 2007 13 out of 20 65
Diehard GameFan Wii Aug 07, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

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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