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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!


Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 In this mode, Piranha Plants spit tennis balls at you, and you must hit them back
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Hit the rainbow boxes to score a bonus powerup
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Bowser's court is suspended above lava, and tilts!
Mario Tennis Nintendo 64 Wario and new to this game, his brother Waluigi

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Mario Tennis Screenshot
Mario Tennis Screenshot
Mario Tennis Screenshot
Mario Tennis Screenshot

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) Nintendo 64 Feem (45)
Because Mario's Tennis was such a success, right? Nintendo 64 Pixelspeech (1006)
Even Mario can't make tennis fun. Nintendo 64 Attila (588)

Critic Reviews

Nintendo Land Nintendo 64 2003 98 out of 100 98
Game Freaks 365 Nintendo 64 2002 9.6 out of 10 96
IGN Nintendo 64 Aug 18, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Nintendo 64 Sep 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Cubed3 Nintendo 64 Aug 11, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Sep, 2000 87 out of 100 87
Mag'64 Nintendo 64 Nov 01, 2000 86 out of 100 86 Nintendo 64 Nov 08, 2000 17 out of 20 85
G4 Tech: Tech TV Nintendo 64 Sep 15, 2000 8.2 out of 10 82
The Video Game Critic Nintendo 64 Aug 22, 2007 B 75


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If you start the game without a controller plugged in, Waluigi flies away with the N64 while Luigi chasing after him with a controller.


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

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