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Description

Choose your favourite Nintendo character and take to the world of tennis. Game types include ring shot (where you must shoot the ball through golden hoops that are suspended above the play area, gaining bonus points as you play), bomb tennis (simply put Tennis with Bombs) and Piranha Challenge (much like the tennis machines which chuck balls at you, but in this case they are replaced with Piranha plants). Of course, there is your normal tournament mode, with up to 4 players in on the action, and some crazy arenas, especially Bowser's Castle, which is suspended above a lava pit!

Screenshots

Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 DK's court has a very strong bounce
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Shy Guy vs the Game Boy character, Harry
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 A possible time paradox with Mario and Baby Mario
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Alex returns the shot

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Tennis 64" -- Japanese Title
  • "マリオテニス64" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Easily the best tennis game ever (Better than Super Tennis) Feem (45) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
Because Mario's Tennis was such a success, right? Pixelspeech (949) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Even Mario can't make tennis fun. Attila (494) unrated

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land 2003 98 out of 100 98
Nintendojo Sep 12, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Da Gameboyz Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Aug 11, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Sep, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Mag'64 Nov 01, 2000 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot Aug 30, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
Super Play (Sweden) Oct, 2000 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

Gags

If you start the game without a controller plugged in, Waluigi flies away with the N64 while Luigi chasing after him with a controller.

Innovations

This game is Waluigi's first appearance, and Paratroopa's first appearance as a playable character.

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Kartanym (10733) added Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (37921) and Michael Cassidy (16867)