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"Mario Tennis: Power Tour" é a versão da série pela qual os proprietários do portátil esperavam. Os elementos de RPG e o deslocamento de Mario e cia. para uma espécie de "segundo plano", no modo de jogo principal, deram ao game ingredientes variados que, somadas à boa simulação do tênis, fazem do título diversão garantida, até mesmo para quem não é lá tão chegado nas raquetadas.
Mario Tennis: Power Tour is one of those great Nintendo games that takes a somewhat interesting sport and makes it one seriously engrossing game well worth the purchase price. With loads of great characters, a dash of RPG goodness and a solid game of tennis with that Mario twist.
Mario Tennis Power Tour does for tennis what Mario Golf Advance Tour did for its sport: It's the best representation of the sport on the handheld, and it offers up the same amount of depth and playability. Though I prefer the casual challenge of Mario Golf over this game, the fact remains that you won't find a better game of tennis on the handheld. Even without the RPG elements Mario Tennis Power Tour would have rocked our socks. But the extensive adventure mode really gives the portable experience far more legs than the console design.
Auch wenn ich persönlich lieber dem ruhigen Golf fröne, flitze ich auch immer mal wieder gerne eine Runde über den Centrecourt. Für unterwegs ist Mario Power Tennis klar die erste Wahl. Angefangen beim motivierenden Story-Modus über die zahlreichen Spezialangriffe von Donkey, Mario & Co. bis hin zur genialen Spielbarkeit überzeugt die Handheld-Version auf ganzer Linie. Ein kleiner Geniestreich!
Nein, ganz so genial wie sein GameCube-Namensbruder ist Mario Power Tennis auf dem GBA nicht. Aber es kommt erstaunlich nahe heran: Schließlich bietet es fast alle Features der großen Variante sowie den motivierenden Story-Modus, der optisch und spielerisch mehr als leicht an die Golden Sun-Reihe erinnert. So bietet das Game sowohl dem Erforscher allerhand fürs Geld als auch dem Mittagspausenzocker, der einfach nur eine flotte Runde Schlägerschwingen haben will. Vielerlei Schlagmöglichkeiten, anspruchsvolle Gegner-KI, nette Grafik, coole Powerschläge – sehr viel mehr Tennis werdet ihr auf dem GBA nicht bekommen!
Camelot a trouvé le parfait compromis entre les opus existants de Mario Tennis pour faire de cette version GBA une synthèse de ce qui se fait de mieux dans cette catégorie. On y retrouve l'excellence du gameplay de l'épisode GameCube, auquel vient s'ajouter une progression scénarisée héritée de la version GBC. Avec ses mini-jeux pertinents et ses matches jouables à 4, Mario Power Tennis n'aura aucun mal à faire l'unanimité auprès des joueurs.
Once again, Nintendo has taken a sport that not everyone likes--in this case, tennis--and has transformed it into a fun-filled game that's not only suitable for fans of the sport, but also fine for players of any age. Between its involving gameplay and numerous play features, Mario Tennis: Power Tour will make a believer out of you.
Mario Tennis Power Tour is a great tennis game that balances on the edge between fictitious and realistic. The techniques they teach you in the training lessons are also very useful in real life. Too bad the RPG element is a bit too well developed. The dialogues are very long and often you have to walk around. That can't destroy the fun though: the game is really addictive and fantastic!
Mario Tennis Advance est un très bon titre. Plus que du tennis, il propose une véritable aventure et garantit donc de longues heures de jeu.
Mario Power Tennis è senza alcun dubbio un ottimo gioco, divertente e longevo, unico in alcuni aspetti, forse il migliore della sua categoria e solo per questo merita l'acquisto da parte di tutti gli appassionati del tennis.
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In the realm of handheld sports, Mario Tennis: Power Tour is a little too long-winded to surpass its sibling, Mario Golf: Advanced Tour. Virtua Tennis also holds the advantage over it in the specific sport due to its own career mode and superior graphics. However, that doesn’t mean that anyone wanting to make a little racket won't have a great time with a few plumbers, a gaggle of kids, and more green balls than a troll colony. No matter how you like your net games, Mario Tennis serves it up.
But when you add it all up, Mario Tennis Power Tour is a solid title that will appeal to Mario fans, sports gamers, and RPG players. Storming through the Power Tour mode in singles and doubles is an entertaining ride, and there's plenty of replay value with the multitude of unlocked minigames and characters. Even though it's not as good as its golf counterpart, Mario Tennis Power Tour sails over the net, and stands on its own as a strong game with broad appeal.
Overall the game does well for what it is, a handheld Mario sports title which is designed for audiences of all ages and skill levels. The lack of Nintendo characters will be unappealing for diehard Nintendo fans; however, the game has looks, sound, and gameplay which will keep folks entertained for hours.
As GBA titles go, Mario Power Tennis is a fantastic title to own - not least because it justifies its existence by being the best GBA tennis title by a mile. With a massively entertaining single-player element that features some mind-bogglingly addictive mini-games and excellent visuals it sells itself. It might not play the most incredible game of tennis you've ever come across, but that issue soon gets lost once you find out just how entertaining it is on the whole. Yet another shining example of the kind of simple, addictive brilliance that Nintendo seems to have a monopoly on these days.
There are other nit-picky aspects to Power Tour, such as the use of ugly rendered models for all of the characters during actual tennis matches instead of the great 2D sprites featured in the academy portion of the game (when you're roaming around looking for your next match). This pre-rendered nonsense ultimately turns characters like Donkey Kong and Bowser into pixilated messes. You'll hardly notice the visual discrepancies when playing, but it's a bizarre choice that hopes to maintain the visual consistency between the console and handheld games that doesn't really work. In all other respects, Power Tour stands as a perfect example of how to bring a fleshed-out console sport onto a handheld, and all of the seemingly frivolous extras only help to enhance the experience when you're tired of battling the A.I. For Mario and arcade tennis fans alike, this is a must buy.
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Tracking down lobs, however, can be tricky as the camera scrolls up and down, making it hard to judge where a lob is going to land behind you. Power Tour is a solid title, but it's not as tight as Bjorn Borg's headband.
Reading skill is definitely required to get anywhere in the Power Tour mode, but even younger players can enjoy a quick game in the Exhibition mode. Sports games like this one are great for teaching kids teamwork, sportsmanship, and the rules of the real game. Any young tennis fan and sports nut should enjoy Mario Tennis: Power Tour.