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Mario Tennis Open

– Nintendo 3DS


Publisher:Nintendo
Developer:Camelot
Genre:Sports

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Mario Serves Up Portable Tennis Fun in 3D

In Mario Tennis Open, Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom friends return to the court for a flurry of intense tennis action, from engaging singles and doubles matches to skill-building minigames and online play. Using the built-in wireless features of the Nintendo 3DS system, up to four people can play together in local or online multiplayer modes and exchange player information via StreetPass. Players can choose between intuitive touch-screen and gyro sensor controls or strategic button-based game play that delivers an even deeper experience. Players can also choose from a variety of playable characters or use their own personalized Mii character as they serve, volley and smash their way up the leaderboards.

  • As many as four players can connect online with their friends for singles or doubles matches. Additionally, Open Match mode can automatically pair players of comparable skill levels. Nintendo 3DS owners who are near each other can also face off via a local wireless connection, even if only one player has a Mario Tennis Open game card.
  • In single-player tournament mode, players compete against fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters in a classic single-elimination tournament. Players who want to quickly jump into the action can choose the customizable Exhibition mode, allowing them to adjust the skill level of their computer-controlled opponent, select a court and choose the number of sets to be played.
  • In Mario Tennis Open, strategy is key as players execute lobs and drop shots or unleash powerful topspin to outlast their opponents in intense rallies. When Chance Areas appear on the court during a match, players can run to them to execute a supercharged Chance Shot. Intuitive touch-screen controls allow players to easily and skillfully perform different swings. Players can also choose to use the motion controls of the Nintendo 3DS system to precisely shoot to the left or the right in order to ace their opponents.
  • Using the Nintendo 3DS system’s StreetPass feature, Mario Tennis Open players can exchange and show off their customized Mii characters and incorporate them into minigame challenges or competitive singles matches. They can also exchange win-loss records, spread the news about their current winning streak and view online leader boards of their registered Friends.

Players:1-4
PEGI rating:PEGI 3
ESRB rating:ESRB E

Card Version (3DS)

EU:May 25, 2012 NA:May 20, 2012 JP:May 24, 2012

Download Version (3DS)

EU:October 18, 2012 NA:December 20, 2012 JP:November 1, 2012

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Nintendo 3DS
Europe:   May 25, 2012
Americas:   May 20, 2012
Japan:   May 24, 2012
Download Version (3DS)
Europe:   October 18, 2012
Americas:   December 20, 2012
Japan:   November 1, 2012
EU price:   £15.99/€19.99
US price:   $39.99
File size:   2,065 blocks

Players:1-4
PEGI rating:PEGI 3
ESRB rating:ESRB E

Card Version (3DS)

EU:May 25, 2012 NA:May 20, 2012 JP:May 24, 2012

Download Version (3DS)

EU:October 18, 2012 NA:December 20, 2012 JP:November 1, 2012

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Announcement Video (Nintendo 3DS Conference)
Teaser Trailer
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