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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 The Mushroom Cup Tournament Ladder
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 The two pairs of brothers face off
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 If you hit your shot while in the star, your return will be more powerful
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Bowser's court is suspended above lava, and tilts!

Promo Images

Mario Tennis Screenshot
Mario Tennis Logo
Mario Tennis Screenshot
Mario Tennis Screenshot

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 (1006) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Even Mario can't make tennis fun. Attila (590) unrated

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land 2003 98 out of 100 98
Game Freaks 365 2002 9.6 out of 10 96
64 Power / big.N / N Games Aug, 2000 91 out of 100 91
64 Power / big.N / N Games Oct, 2000 91 out of 100 91
Gaming Target Sep 02, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
Cubed3 Aug 11, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Da Gameboyz Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Total! (Germany) Oct, 2000 1.75 out of 6 85
Video Games Sep, 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 (12825) added Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Charly2.0 (99300) and Michael Cassidy (20699)