Summary: I was hoping for this Mario sports title to be as good as others in the past. It isn't. Its gameplay hinges on using the stylus for everything except moving. That's never good. To dribble the ball, you have to continually tap the screen, which gets annoying after too long. You also have to memorize which way to swipe the stylus to make any shot, so if you're like me, you'll just memorize one shot and keep using it till it goes out of style.
Summary: This game has its moments but it doesn't go far beyond that. With a frustrating AI, its hard to enjoy this game on the harder difficulties. I've been playing this game for a couple of weeks now and its a lot of fun. Unfortunately, that fun has been squashed by its frustratingly hard AI opponents. Pros: Great Graphics Pretty good music Fun Concept Cons: Useless AI teammates (they won't pick up the ball if its right next to them. Amazingly difficult AI in the final stages.
Summary: This really is a fun game. The stylus controls can detect a wrong movement now and then, but it isn't anything to make you stop playing the game. The big problem that I have with the game is that in order to play a game of basketball with a friend you must BOTH have the game cart. I could understand that if it was over the internet (which this game doesn't support), but for local wireless this is a deal breaker.
Summary: I walk in the store and i had a choice between two DS games: Mario vs. DK 2, or Mario B-Ball 3on3, and frankly, i think i made the wrong choice. dont get me wrong, all my favorite nintendo characters are here and dunking like pros. but the controls get annoying real quick and the 'collecting coins' concept kills the game even quicker. i tried, and i mean TRIED to like this game and play a game or two while i was in the b-room doin a number two.