Excerpt: I was a little bit skeptical when I first heard about Mario, and the rest of the Mushroom Kingdom playing some basketball with their typical style of sports action (translation: not realistic, with use of coins and items to determine the outcome). Nintendo has done enough in other sports with Mario that I kept my mind open. There are three characters from the Mushroom Kingdom on your team, and you play against three other characters.
Excerpt: Its basketball mayhem in Mario Hoops 3 on 3. Developer Square Enix has teamed up with Nintendo to bring one of the best looking games onto the Nintendo DS despite some obvious shortcomings beyond the game\’s gorgeous visuals. Mario Hoops is far from your classic basketball game, taking elements from Mario Kart and combining them to form one hell of a title.