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Mario Tennis: Power Tour

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
83
4.4
Wii U
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Advertising Blurbs

Nintendo Winter Catalog 2005:

    Love & Rackets

    In this sequel to Mario Tennis, train hard at the Royal Tennis Academy to be a champion. Gain experience and improve your skills through lessons and tournaments, and rise to the top of the ranks. Play as Mario, Peach, Waluigi or Donkey Kong in a slew of wild modes. Advance through the story and unlock even more characters, all with their own power moves. Beat Mario at his own game, then link up with a friend or three for even more frantic fun.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4618) on Mar 11, 2007.

Press release (17th May 2005):

    Mario Tennis Advance™

    Format: Game Boy® Advance SP
    Launch Date: Oct 2005
    ESRB: RP (Rating Pending)
    Game Type: Sports, Role-Playing Game
    Accessories: Game Boy® Advance Game Link® cable, Game Boy® Advance Wireless Adapter, Game Boy® Player
    Players: 1-4

    Developed by CAMELOT Co., LTD.

    KEY INFORMATION

    Players can test their backhand in this role-playing tennis adventure. In this sequel to Mario Tennis™ for Game Boy® Color, players have to train hard in the Royal Tennis Academy if they want to be champions. Players gain experience and improve skills through lessons and tournaments, but in the end, they have to beat Mario™ at his own game if they want to rise to the top of the ranks. Play as Mario, Peach, Waluigi or Donkey Kong® in a slew of wild modes. As players advance through the story, they unlock even more characters, all with their own power moves. Link up with a friend or three for even more frantic fun.

    Contributed by Sciere (264737) on Mar 20, 2006.

Back of Box (US):

    Pack some Power in your Swing!

    Think you've got the strokes to go toe-to-toe with the best tennis players in the Mario universe? Test your topspin in this role-playing sports adventure! Train your characters and build up their stats and customize your character with all-new Power Shots to give the classic game a twist!
    • Charge up your Power Shots to send your opponents reeling!
    • Build up your character from a tennis rookie to a seasoned pro!
    • Play two- and four-player link matches using the Wireless Adapter or Game Link cable!

    Contributed by breakyboy (1562) on Mar 04, 2006.

www.nintendo.com:

    Pack some power in your swing!

    Think you have what it takes to go toe-to-toe with the best tennis players in the Mario universe?

    Mario Tennis returns to the Game Boy with an action-packed tennis role-playing adventure game! Clay and Ace, the Tennis Academy's budding stars, learn that masked strangers with mad tennis skills have beaten the best pros and have challenged the winner of the Island Open to a contest on their own court!

    Who are the masked players? To find out, Clay or Ace must rank up from the Junior Class through the Varsity Class and grab the Island Open trophy.

    Features

    • Explore the campus and chat with students and pros to learn tips and tricks
    • Rank up in the classes and earn the respect of other players
    • Train characters to build skills and win Power Shots
    • Defeat characters in Power Tour Mode and play as them in exhibition games
    • Volley with top spin and back spin strokes
    • Use experience points to improve character stats
    • Play exhibition games with Mario, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Peach, and more
    • Two and four multiplayer matches using the Game Link cable or Wireless Adapter
    • Full glossary of tennis terms

    Camelot designs tennis games with fun in mind first. Hitting the ball is as simple as pressing the A button for Top Spin or the B button for Back Spin. The L & R buttons are used for Power Shots should you choose to launch them manually.

    When Clay or Ace level up by winning matches and mini-games, they can improve their Power, Control, Side Spin, and Speeds skills plus add to their secondary skills like Serve, Stroke, Volley, Top Spin, and Slice, allowing you to customize your character just the way you want.

    Choose Exhibition mode and play a quick and casual match with the Mario crew. You can play as Clay or Ace or as any of the opponents you beat in Power Tour mode. You can use any of the Power Shots you've won from mini-games, in the Exhibition mode.

    Bottom Line

    With its excellent gameplay mechanics, wild Power Shots, and unique approach to role-playing, Mario Tennis: Power Tour offers an experience every gamer will enjoy.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (54471) on Mar 01, 2006.