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Up for a game of tennis with Mario and his cohorts?

You get to choose from seven different characters, (Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, Yoshi, Toad, Koopa Troopa, and Donkey Kong Jr.) all with different ability levels, to play against each other in either singles or doubles matches. You can also play in an exhibition or tournament mode.

In regular mode, you play against an opponent that you choose yourself for either one or three rounds.

In tournament mode, you get to play against three others in a tournament to see who is the greatest at tennis in a given game.


Mario's Tennis Virtual Boy Mario's Tennis title screen.
Mario's Tennis Virtual Boy Nil nil, Mario to serve.
Mario's Tennis Virtual Boy Starting a new game.

Promo Images

Mario's Tennis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Mario's Dream Tennis" -- Working title
  • "マリオズテニス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A decent tennis game for the Virtual Boy. LittleUrn of Arabia (9) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Nintendo's New Coke MasterMegid (902) 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars
Incredible game that was ultimately under-appreciated. Matthew Broussard (7) unrated

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Oct, 1995 5 out of 5 100
GameFan Magazine Nov, 1995 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Jul 17, 2003 B+ 83
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Retro Game Reviews Jun 01, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Le Geek Mar, 2009 3 out of 5 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Mar 01, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Zero 1996 13.5 out of 25 54
Random Access Oct 27, 2011 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games Feb 20, 2005 39 out of 100 39


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Mario's Tennis was a pack-in for the US Virtual Boy.


  • Game Players
    • 1995 Holiday Edition (Vol. 8, No. 13) – Best Virtual Boy Game of the Year
Information also contributed by Big John WV.

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Pat Cdr (1256) added Mario's Tennis (Virtual Boy) on Oct 10, 2004