Compete with your friends to be the next tennis pro as Mario Tennis Open comes to Nintendo 3DS, new trailer and details inside!
The game will launch in North America on 20th May and Europe get their hands on it on May 25th.
- play on a half-court bouncing balls off a giant television
- the TV will display levels from the original Super Mario Brother
- hit coins and enemies with tennis balls
- game helps teach the importance of using different shot-types
- kill as many enemies and collect all the coins you can in order to add additional seconds to your timer
- acquire 1-Ups
- target warp pipes to travel to different parts of the level
- aim a ball high up the flagpole for maximum points
- newly placed coins, enemies, and hidden blocks
- hit a ball back and forth with a Luma
- takes place on a celestial-based court
- collect 5 Star Shards
- collect 5 shards to create a launch star, which gives you coins
- portions of the arena disappear
- music and visuals lifted directly from the Mario Galaxy series
- hit balls past a single opponent
- destroy the ink balls spat by three Piranha Plants located on the back edge of the court
- stop them before they splatter the screen
- hit the ball through as many rings as possible
- rings start small, but grow increasingly larger the longer you take to hit them
- this reduces their point value
- can be played in multiplayer with 50-points being awarded for every actual tennis point scored on the opponents
Club House (Unlockables)
- Raquets, Uniforms, Wristbands, and shoes become available for purchase
- buy using coins earned in events
- equip these items to your Mii character
- these enhance one of three attributes: Power, Spin, and Movemen
- available for use in both single-player and multiplayer
- items are character-themed
- apparel can be equipped ONLY on your Mii
The Special Games mode in Mario Tennis Open lets players hone their tennis skills while enjoying tennis games with a Mario twist. Players can check out games such as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classic Super Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas, and Koopas along the way.
People can play as their favourite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom or even compete as their Mii characters. They can also customise their Mii characters with Mushroom Kingdom-themed tennis gear, which not only enhances players’ appearances but also can boost their stats. The wide selection of available gear includes Bowser’s favourite racket, a Bullet Bill outfit and Peach’s tennis shoes.
In addition to a singles tennis match mode, another mode in the game lets up to four players compete online in multiplayer doubles matches. Players can also compete online for leaderboard standings in the Open Match mode.
Whether playing with other Nintendo 3DS owners in the same room or against distant competitors using a wireless broadband internet connection, players can cooperate to take on a common opponent or stay competitive and try to claim the glory for themselves. Players can opt to use intuitive touch-screen controls or increase their strategic options with traditional button controls. They can also switch seamlessly to the Nintendo 3DS system’s built-in motion controls.
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For more information about Mario Tennis Open, visit: http://www.nintendo.co.uk/NOE/en_GB/games/gb/mario_tennis.html
Brand new screenshots from the game will be available on the Nintendo assets library from 6.30 p.m. GMT today: http://assetslibrary.nintendo.co.uk/