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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 If you hit your shot while in the star, your return will be more powerful
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 The tilting of the court can affect the outcome of the shot
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Duking it out on Wario and Waluigi's court
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 (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 99 out of 100 99
Nintendo Land 2003 98 out of 100 98
Nintendojo Sep 12, 2000 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Aug 18, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Sep 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Mag'64 Nov 01, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 08, 2000 17 out of 20 85
Total! (Germany) Oct, 2000 1.75 out of 6 85
Video Games Sep, 2000 8 out of 10 80
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 (37791) and Michael Cassidy (16867)