The latest entry into the Mario Tennis series, Mario Tennis Aces, has only been out a few weeks and already fans are not happy. Some are calling it a “lazy” and “rushed” game due to bugs and certain animations not being fully implemented.
According to a tweet posted below, when you defeat the third boss of the game (warning: spoilers ahead), you are supposed to receive a treasure chest and earn a Power Gem. This is what happens when the treasure chest you worked so hard to earn opens:
— Tercio7 (@xTROx) July 9, 2018
Boom! No Power Gem and the treasure chest animation doesn’t even finish properly. The issue apparently occurs with all boss battles, so you can see why fans are being vocal about this online. That said, there have been some pretty funny reactions from fans about the lack of a Power Gem, with some taking to Twitter and Reddit to share funny memes:
Hopefully, Camelot addresses this and other complaints or we may be seeing a lot of used copies of Mario Tennis Aces at our local GameStop soon from fed-up fans. It’s a shame to see these issues present in a game that was so hyped up for the Switch library.
One must also think that it’s odd this wasn’t caught before launch. Some fans even claimed they noticed issues when they played the Mario Tennis Aces demo and therefore didn’t even bother buying the full version. Nintendo and Camelot, please fix this ASAP for your fans’ sake.
Our own Andrew Gonzalez recently reviewed Mario Tennis Aces and you can check out our full review here. What do you think? Was this game rushed and should Nintendo fix it soon? Let us know in the comments!
Tarah Bleier is a freelance writer, editor and content creator from Toronto. As a graduate from Centennial College’s Journalism program, she has written for Tribute.ca, and Factinate.com and recently for Geek Enthusiast Magazine. In her free time, she loves gaming, cosplaying, prop making and attending as many conventions and geeky events as she can. Writing has always been a passion of hers and she has been a contributing writer of The Planet Observer for many years before becoming its Assistant Editor last year. Her work can also be seen on The Geekcast Radio Network where she has been a podcast host and writer.