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Mario and friends appear in another tennis game. Each character has their own special power move. All the characters can use slices, topspins, flat shots, and lobs. There are many different modes such as exhibition, tournament, and special games. The tournament mode consists of standard courts, the rules are the same as regular tennis, and gimmick courts, the rules are the same except with special conditions. The exhibition mode contains standard and gimmick along with ring shot and item mode. In ring shot, players must hit the ball through rings to score points. In item mode, players can use items similar to Mario Kart.

The special games include modes like Artist on the Court (players use paint balls to color a mural on a wall), Terror Tennis (players keep ghosts from escaping their portraits by hitting the portraits), Chain-Chomp Challenge (players must feed their Chomps tennis balls while trying not to knock Bob-ombs at the Chomps), Gooper Blooper Volley (players keep volleying the ball to the Blooper for a specified amount of times), and others. Players can win more modes and players by finishing tournaments.


Mario Power Tennis GameCube Title screen
Mario Power Tennis Wii Title screen

Promo Images

Mario Power Tennis Screenshot
Mario Power Tennis Screenshot
Mario Power Tennis Screenshot
Mario Power Tennis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥网球" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "New Play Control: Mario Power Tennis" -- Wii title
  • "Mario Tennis GC" -- Japanese title
  • "マリオテニスGC" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews GameCube 2005 8.6 out of 10 86 GameCube Feb 24, 2005 17 out of 20 85 GameCube Apr 04, 2005 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Jan, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 Wii Mar 04, 2009 16 out of 20 80
WiiDSFrance Wii Mar 10, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Official Nintendo Magazine Wii Mar 05, 2009 77 out of 100 77
Cubed3 Wii Mar 10, 2009 7 out of 10 70
IGN Wii Mar 10, 2009 5.8 out of 10 58
Games TM GameCube Dec 30, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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1001 Video Games

The GameCube version of Mario Power Tennis appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #8 GameCube Game of the Year

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