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Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)

Everyone
ESRB Rating
Genre
Sport
Misc
88
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
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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 Thirty/Love to Wario and Paratroopa
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Court Select - Some of these are unlocked after transferring GB data across
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Quick shots like service aces are not the best for Ring Shot, as you don't get many rings
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Title screen

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 (955) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Even Mario can't make tennis fun. Attila (495) unrated

The Press Says

Nintendo Land 2003 99 out of 100 99
Game Freaks 365 2002 9.6 out of 10 96
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Aug 18, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Da Gameboyz Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
HappyPuppy Aug 25, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Aug 30, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
G4 Tech: Tech TV Sep 15, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
All Game Guide 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Aug 22, 2007 B 75

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Trivia

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

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Kartanym (10770) added Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64) on Mar 29, 2001
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