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Mario Strikers Charged (Wii)

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Description

Mario Strikers Charged, the sequel to Super Mario Strikers, is a soccer game, loosely based on the official rules, featuring Nintendo icon Mario and his friends. Each team consists of a team captain (Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Peach, and more), three sidekicks (ranging from Koopa Troopas to Hammer Bros.), and a Kremling goalkeeper.

Besides the usual soccer moves like passing the ball or tackling another player, the team captains can perform Mega Strike shots which can be stopped by the opponent's keeper by pointing the Wii Remote at the ball. Throughout each game the player receives items like bananas or bombs used to hinder the opponent. There are also unique character items for each team captain. For example, Mario will temporarily grow to Super Mario to crush his opponents.

The game features various stadiums each with their own environment, and several game modes. In Domination Mode up to four players (human or computer-controlled) can battle each other in a user-defined number of rounds of a certain length. There is also a cup mode called "Road to the Striker cup" where the player and other teams battle each other to win one of the three cups. It is the first Wii game in Europe with an online multiplayer mode.

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Mario Strikers Charged Wii Waluigi, mature as always
Mario Strikers Charged Wii DK makes quite the entrance
Mario Strikers Charged Wii The Kick-off
Mario Strikers Charged Wii Did I mention this match takes place in space?

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario Strikers Charged Football" -- European title
  • "Mario Power Soccer" -- Korean title
  • "マリオストライカーズ チャージド" -- Japanese spelling
  • "마리오 파워 사커" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

IGN UK May 21, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
Super Play Jun, 2007 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Aug 10, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
AllAboutTheGames.co.uk Jun 05, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Good Game Jun 19, 2007 8 out of 10 80
G4mers Jun 22, 2007 79 out of 100 79
Lawrence Aug 01, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Game Informer Magazine Sep, 2007 7 out of 10 70
G4 TV: X-Play Sep 07, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Revolution Aug 15, 2007 C+ 58

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Innovations

Mario Strikers Charged was the first European Wii game with online multiplayer options.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #7 Wii Game of the Year

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DocGroove (82) added Mario Strikers Charged (Wii) on Jul 13, 2007