Summary: Getting its start in stereoscopic 3D on the Virtual Boy back in 1995, the Mario Tennis series has returned to its original roots with Mario Tennis Open on the Nintendo 3DS. It's been seven years since we've seen a brand-new Mario Tennis title, with the last new entry launched on the GameBoy Advance...
Excerpt: It takes a big man to step back when they feel they may have been compromised. Our editor in chief wrote the preview for Mario Tennis Open, and Nintendo has been flaking with Family Friendly Gaming in recent months.
Excerpt: Title: Mario Tennis Open Developer: Nintendo Platform: 3DS Mario Tennis Open provides the things we’ve come to expect from the plumbers sporting escapades over the years: a great assortment of courts, engaging mini-games, the usual cast of characters, nicely presented with some lovely fluid action...
Simple game for all ages is best played with others.
Common Sense Media
3 July 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Mario Tennis Open is a family friendly tennis game for Nintendo 3DS with single-player and multiplayer modes. This game depicts tennis as a fun and challenging sport and promotes healthy competitive play among small groups.
Excerpt: Mario and his friends have been trying their fat, cartoony hands at a number of different sports and activities for years, though it’s generally agreed that Camelot Software’s Mario Tennis franchise is near the top.
Pros: It's just as fun as it ever was, Single-cart and online multiplayer make it great with friends, Bonus modes are enjoyable and somwhat imaginative
Cons: 3D is lackluster and barely noticeable, Lack of singleplayer is crippling, Light on content, in general, mostly due to the previously mentioned lack of singleplayer
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