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The excellent audio is also worth mentioning, with high-octane music that really gets the adrenaline flowing. That cheesy "elevator music" that plays during the pause screen is pretty funny. Mario Striker Charged is an extremely fun sports title in the tradition of NBA Jam and NFL Blitz. This proves that a Wii game doesn't have to totally rely on motion controls to be a hit.
A poor friend system is not going to keep me down. Most everything else is Strikers is superb. You have a fun offline single-player, an entertaining offline multi-player with friends and a solid first effort at online play. Better yet, you can play with a friend in the online matches. Since launching in 2006, Super Mario Strikers is the second best game that I have played on Wii, behind only Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Mario Strikers Charged may have its flaws, but it truly is a great game. On a system riddled with kiddie movie crap and microgame nonsense (and Zelda, of course, but I would hope that by now you've beaten that already), Strikers stands out above the rest. The visuals are spot-on, the gameplay is very smooth, and the online function opens up a whole new world of opportunity for the Wii. If you have even a passing interest in sports and want a new way to have fun with your cute little white trapezoid, go get Strikers. And if you ever come across BGS while playing online, send me an e-mail with your friend code. Unless you can beat me.
Ultimately then, Mario Strikers Charged is an evolution of the GameCube original with the game's scope somewhat limited by its very nature. In other words, don't be surprised if you grow weary of proceedings after extended play. However, by directly addressing all of the first game's shortcomings with gusto, Next Level has created a sequel which almost feels like a completely different beast. Minor tweaks and upgrades significantly bolster the game's breadth and depth, while managing to retain the original's deliriously raucous multiplayer game. With the addition of online play this time around too, Next Level has cannily overcome issues concerning the first title's single-player game. In short then, Mario Strikers Charged Football is a deeply satisfying, hugely entertaining title and highly recommended.
Mario Strikers Charged is much more wild and frantic than its predecessor and is perhaps the zaniest Mario sports game in existence. The game never allows a dull moment, and it will keep players engaged with its fast-paced antics. The game’s unique portrayal of the Mario universe is an appreciated, albeit raucous change, and the depth of its gameplay is somewhat of a surprise. Mario Strikers Charged completes the package by gracefully ushering in the long-awaited Wii online multiplayer.
All of the above adds up to a game that is fun, with enough depth to the action and strategy to keep Mario Strikers Charged in regular rotation, particularly when I need a game to cleanse the palette during and after the 4th Quarter.
Mario Strikers Charged is exactly the kind of sequel I was hoping for. It plays similarly to its predecessor, which means that it's got tight control and it moves at a quick, arcade-style pace. But it's also got a lot of mechanical and aesthetic enhancements, from new Wii gesture controls that feel great to truly polished graphics. There's added content. More characters to choose from than ever before. You can select sidekicks, who now come with special moves of their own. There are wealth of new interactive stages. And there are even some supplemental single-player modes. When you're done with Road to the Striker Cup, you can try out the Striker Challenges, which throw you into situations and test you to come out the victor; as you win, you'll unlock cheats that can be used in the offline multiplayer mode.
Allerdings fehlt Marios Kick zum einen der spieltechnische Fortschritt gegenüber der GameCube-Fassung - ich vermisse Trickfinessen, Doppelpässe und Spielkultur abseits der Grätsch- und Bombenorgien. Man kann über Spezialfähigkeiten variieren, aber es ist schwer, sich Tore wirklich zu erspielen, denn statt gutem Spielaufbau wird eher kluges und massives Ausknocken belohnt. Das macht vor allem zu zweit auch Laune, aber vielleicht hätte man sich nicht so sklavisch am Vorgänger, sondern auch am anspruchsvolleren Sega Soccer Slam orientieren sollen. Und zum anderen hat man das Prinzip der spektakulären Mega-Schüsse nicht konsequent genug ausgereizt. Sie sehen anfangs klasse aus, aber das nutzt sich mit der Zeit ab, zumal die Auswirkungen gegen die Torwart-KI nicht immer nachvollziehbar sind. Egal: Unter dem ersten Strich ist dieses Spiel besser als der Vorgänger. Unter dem zweiten ist es ein richtig guter Arcade-Kick.
Vielleicht sollte man einen Test zu einem Fußballspiel nicht gerade unter dem Einfluss einer stundenlangen Aufstiegsfeier seines Lieblingsclubs schreiben, aber sei´s drum. Ich hatte mit Mario Strikers Charged Football erstaunlich viel Spaß. Nintendo hat den Charme des schon ordentlichen Vorgängers gut auf die neue Konsole hinübergerettet und das Wii-Steuerungskonzept klasse in den Spielablauf eingebaut. Absolut gelungen ist der Onlinemodus, Mitspieler sind schnell gefunden, die Verbindungen liefen fehlerfrei und der Spielspaß stimmt einfach. Für Solospieler hält sich die Langzeitmotivation dagegen eher in Grenzen, hat man erstmal mit allen Kapitänen einmal gespielt und die unterschiedlichen Spezialfertigkeiten ausprobiert, wünscht man sich doch etwas mehr Spieltiefe beim Gameplay. Für ein Spielchen zwischendurch – im Idealfall gegen einen Freund - ist Mario Strikers aber auf der Wii die erste Wahl.
Mario Strikers Charged is a game that finds the niche all Mario sports games should fit into. As the first good online Wii game, it works in ways almost every other game on the console has failed to up to this point. This is one of the most entertaining multiplayer experiences on the Wii and the game's shortcomings can be overlooked to some degree because of that. Any player who cannot connect to the internet or has only a few friends that are Wii-capable should probably stay away, as the single player is far from the highlight of the package. Although sometimes generic, Charged hits far more goals than it misses. Even with a few blocked shots like the shoddy single player and generic sound, it's still recommended for any fan of fast-paced soccer action.
With Mario Strikers: Charged Football the developers have created an exciting, frantic, arcade footie title for all ages. It clearly improves on its predecessor in all areas of the park and even adds a few new ideas into the mix. Whilst understandably lacking any depth in single player mode, it truly shines as a multiplayer party game for you and your mates. Well worth your consideration.
My 411 readers go out and get this title. Mario Strikers Charge is worth every penny. Not only is this game the first online Nintendo Wii game, but it’s revamped art and game design made the game more complete. The lack of VOIP for online play is a bit of a let down, but the online play itself is fluid and easy to navigate. The sound in game is solid and brings a lot of life to the game. The solo experience is pretty short as with other sport games, so the multiplayer Wi-Fi capability gives it the extra mileage. I’m excited to see what the next round of Nintendo Wi-Fi games have to offer.
Of course, like most sports games, Mario Strikers is best played against friends - up to four, with decent Wi-Fi options. The single player game is strong enough to warrant a purchase too, especially as Mario Strikers finally breaks the recent drought of Wii releases. As the most original, admittedly surreal, take on the sport for years, Mario Strikers is a gem of a game and manages to flawlessly meet Nintendo's brief of appealing to absolutely everybody.
Ich empfing das Spiel mit offenen Armen, wurde aber teilweise ziemlich stark enttäuscht. Die Grafik ist kaum über dem Niveau des Vorgängers, streckenweise musste ich mich oft fragen, ob die Entwickler überhaupt etwas in diesem Zusammenhang verbessert haben. Da machen auch die Megaschuss-Videosequenzen nichts wett, die man in späteren Matches eh kaum zu Gesicht bekommt. Auf der anderen Seite hat man allerdings ein äußerst spaßiges Spiel, das im Multiplayermodus so richtig auftrumpft und den ein oder anderen verregneten Tag kräftig verkürzen wird. Sollte euch also die Technik nichts ausmachen, können wir euch den Kauf nur empfehlen.
Mario Strikers Charged is undoubtedly a bold experiment. Not only does it adapt the gameplay mechanics of a GameCube title to the remote and Nunchuk, but it makes them pretty easy and accessible to use. On the other hand, it levels out the playing field without developing a strong sense of skill that we got from the first game, and also makes things a little more imbalanced in some ways, such as the dreaded "Hammer Spammer" exploit. We love the normal, on-the-couch multiplayer, but we're not fans of the friends code system for online, which feels like a terrible and counterintuitive way to connect the Wii's targeted audience. For playing against strangers in ranked matches, however, the setup is excellent; most of our games had fairly minimal lag. While Mario Strikers Charged doesn't quite captivate us in the same way that Super Mario Strikers did nearly two years ago, it's still a solid addition to the Wii library.
Mario Strikers Football est un titre sur lequel vous aimerez vous affronter avec vos amis ou avec des inconnus via le mode Online. Si le jeu est somme toute sympathique en solo, il est clairement destiné pour se jouer à plusieurs. Nettement mieux que son prédécesseur, ce Mario-là vous offrira des parties très fun pour peu que vous vous laissiez prendre au jeu.
Scoring Charged has been niggling at the back of my mind since I thought about reviewing the game. Will Charged go the way of my recent Twining's Breakfast tea discovery and be just another fad? Probably. More importantly though, how much consideration should you give to the lacking single player part of the game? How much weight should I give to the addictive-as-crack multiplayer that not everyone might have access to? Just like when Mario and Peach get down to it, there's got to be a toss up between the two and for that reason I'm settling on a seven.
Le plus étonnant dans ce test, si l’on met de côté que j’ai joué à un jeu de foot, c’est son aspect consensuel. Je serais bien en peine de vous dire si Mario Strikers Charged Football se destine aux casual gamers ou aux core gamers. C’est fun, c’est amusant, ça se prend en main rapidement, sur le papier, c’est casual. Mais j’imagine tout autant des joueurs acharnés chercher à mettre dans le vent l’adversaire comme ils le font sur PES ou FIFA en enchaînant combos et mouvements spéciaux, en attendant les événements propres à chaque terrain pour prendre le dessus. Au final, avec quelques heures d’entraînement, la profondeur de jeu apparaît. Bien plus tactique que la plupart des autres jeux Wii, le gameplay s’avère éblouissant, tout simplement.
Nintendo really need to get their act together when it comes to bringing their games to PAL. There are no clear Aussie release dates for any of the other big titles, so this may be the best Wii game for a while. That said, it’s a good thing it’s a lot of fun, I’m giving it 8 as well.
Its very much a multiplayer game at its core, and its longevity will depend on how good you care to get at it. Mario Strikers is as much about soccer as Mario Kart is about formula one racing, but its classic shellshocking fun. I’m giving it 8 rubber chickens.
"Mario Strikers Charged" uma das melhores experiências multiplayer para o Wii até agora. Progrediu muito dentro de campo se comparado ao original, em recursos que tornam as partidas não apenas mais divertidas, mas também competitivas. A adição do online não poderia ser mais adequada, mas a Nintendo ainda não conseguiu fazer o game ficar tão divertido quando jogado sozinho.
Ännu bättre än Gamecube-originalet tack vare en rad utmärkta speltekniska förbättringar. Dessutom är multiplayer via online både snabbt och smart.
Mario Strikers Charged, continua con el modo de juego Arcade que tenia su antecesor pero esta vez incluyéndole algunas adiciones para ajustar la jugabilidad al control de la Wii.
Tiene tanto y mucho mas que su antesesor, un buen Arcade de futbol con excelentes opciones multiplayer.
Mario Strikers Charged is everything fans of the original could want and then some. The gameplay has been kicked up a notch, and the graphics and sound have been upgraded to match. The inclusion of four person offline and online multiplayer makes this game an easy buy. Highly Recommended.
In the end, Mario Strikers Charged is a pretty fun game. Sure, the AI can go from ridiculously easy to brutally hard in a heartbeat, but if you own a Wii, you probably have some people to game with. And that is where Charged really shines – the multiplayer arena. Take it online, knock some people around and have a blast. If you're one of the rare Wii owners that really doesn't enjoy multiplayer gaming, though, I'd recommend you avoid this one.
Har du ingen Robin, eller motsvarande, finns det ett turneringsläge för solospelande och onlinestöd mot både vänner och okänt motstånd som matchas genom ett poängsystem. Det senare fungerar perfekt, inga tecken på lagg alls. Innan du snörar på dig dobbpjucken bör du dock gå igenom de tio baslektionerna, annars lär du få råpisk. Men allvarligt talat, spel som Mario Strikers: Charged Football kommer bara till sin fulla rätt med en eller flera kamrater i samma soffa. Det är troligen ingen titel du kommer att spela i flera år, men i gott sällskap finns det knappast något hetsigare röj till Wii just nu.
Ao longo dos tempos a Nintendo tem associado a Mario várias abordagens radicais ao mundo do desporto. Mario Strikers é a série que traz até nós um futebol jogado de forma intensa e com regras muito peculiares, onde praticamente tudo é possível e o único enfoque é a festa do futebol – o golo!
Despite the entertaining online gameplay, it gets old very fast if you’re playing single-player. The A.I. isn’t developed enough, and is either terrible or terribly cheap. If you can see yourself playing online a lot (or play a lot of local multiplayer), Strikers Charged might be worth checking out. If you’re looking for a solid single-player experience, however, you might want to look elsewhere.
Echter Fußball sieht anders aus. Was Mario und Konsorten hier veranstalten ist eher ein völlig abgedrehtes Funsport-Turnier, in dem Geschick und Reaktionsvermögen der Teilnehmer auf eine harte Probe gestellt werden. Das ist trotz der wenig speaktakulären Comic-Grafik ein echtes Spektakel - vor allem mit mehreren Teilnehmern wird es ein richtig "guter" Kick.
Mario sports games are always crazy, but it could be said that the pudgy plumber's first foray into the world of traditional football in 2005's Super Mario Strikers for the GameCube wasn't quite crazy enough. As goofy a game as it was, the dearth of the true Mario brand of wacky was apparent, and the game suffered for it. Mario Strikers Charged for the Wii is essentially a sequel to that game, and its first and foremost goal seems to be to amp up the crazy factor.
Overall, Mario Strikers Charged is a very enjoyable game, but it really emphasizes multiplayer over single player. I guess if you are a Wii owner and a soccer fan, you are already playing this game, so it probably doesn't' matter what I say. For the other 99% of us out there, it's a well-done and entertaining addition to the Wii library that's worthy of being picked up used or new.
Legions scream as Mario storms a scorched, almost war-torn, field. Shells fly in all directions knocking over his opponents before he grows massive and flattens a few more underfoot. Then something truly amazing happens, Mario is absorbed by an aura of white light, which sends him 30 feet into the air where he rains down a volley of fireballs. If I didn’t have the pictures to prove it, you might not believe I was talking about a soccer game. Then again, I have trouble thinking of this explosion of Nintendo madness – thinly veil by pseudo-sports rules – as a soccer game. Sadly, unlike some of Mario’s similar sports ventures (i.e. Mario Kart, Mario Tennis), I had trouble falling in love with the Mario Strikers series, and Charged does nothing to change that.
Mario Strikers Charged is far from a perfect game, but it truly is fun when played online. For the casual sports fan who doesn't want to spend hours poring over stats, defensive combinations, matchups, and what's inside the vending machines in their virtual team's arena, this game is very much worth a look.
Strikers' rampant randomness in the disguise of gameplay - whether it's a goalie save, catch-up AI, or said power up - is simply lame. Like many of Nintendo's so-called sports titles, this franchise won't be good until it puts in the effort to be more than just adequate.
While playing Mario Strikers Charged over the course of two weeks, I had a hard time deciding whether or not I was actually enjoying the game. Last night, though, everything clicked. I got a good connection online, executed attacks with confidence and found myself engaged for a few hours. The end result is this: Strikers Charged is a good game, especially for online play, but you have to give it time. It’s extremely hectic and fast-paced, but once you learn the ins and outs, it’s quite enjoyable. Strikers Charged is worth trying, especially since it’s one of the first forays into online play for the Wii. Just make sure you don’t get discouraged at first; stick with it, and it’ll be worth your while.
Nintendo did not lie: they made sure that everything that was good about the first game was back, and at the same time, they successfully took care of the shortcomings of the original. It is not a perfect game, and the single-player mode is still an issue despite being improved, but the multiplayer mode, both online and offline, is enough to make this one an easy recommendation for the usual fans of Nintendo’s sports games.
En net progrès, Mario Football confirme qu'avec un peu plus de temps de développement, des idées originales et un multijoueur Online, toute l'équipe du plombier moustachu est capable de faire mieux que divertir. Arcade à souhait, il se prend très vite en main et conserve une vraie marge de progression dans la mesure où certains défauts n'ont pas été gommés. On pense notamment à une durée de vie un peu juste bien qu'améliorée et au côté désordre monumental de certains matches. Peut-être une question d'ambiance...
Every minor gripe or slight improvement melts into obscurity when you're playing it the way it should be, however: With three pals on the couch, hip-checking and one-timing your way through a few dozen games and as many frosty beverages. But quality time with buds doesn't always equal a quality game. Mario Strikers Charged still has a ways to go before being considered an arcade-sports champion.
There’s an old saying, “I went to a boxing match and a soccer game broke out.” Mario Strikers Charged is enjoyable on a lark, but it’s a tiny baby step just to advance a single feature of the Wii. So while we’ve got new online play; the button-based controls feel outdated and unsatisfying on the Wiimote. But what the hell, if you’ve got the old hankering for a football or a fight, grab a pub-sized ale, rent Charged and dig those cleats into the mud.