Reviews and Problems with Mario Slam Basketball (Hoops 3 On 3)
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Mario Slam Basketball Review
22 November 2007
Excerpt: Something just doesn't fit with Mario Slam Basketball on the Nintendo DS. Maybe it's the fact that it's a sports game produced by Square Enix and published by Nintendo or maybe it's the fact that you're playing a 3 on 3 basketball game in which the predominant control scheme is the stylus.
Summary: Is there a sport that Mario hasn’t dipped his oar into yet? Football, tennis, golf, baseball; he’s covered most of the big ones, with the exception of rugby and hockey. What’s next, Mario Swimming? Mario Bowls? Mario Fishing?
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (Nintendo DS) Second Opinion Review
8 September 2006
Summary: Mario has himself dabbled in many sporting activities, starting with Golf and Tennis on the Nintendo 64, and more recently Football and Baseball. But can is first sports title for the DS, Mario Hoops 3 on 3, developed by the world-renowned Square Enix, live up to the other classic titles?
Excerpt: nother month, another bout of deja vu as we revisit a game that should have been out last year but is only hitting shops now. And straight off, the thing that's clear about Mario Slam Basketball is that these are the best 3D graphics on the DS so far.
Excerpt: Dribble, shoot and slam dunk with Mario in his latest sporting spin off for the DS. If you’ve ever played one of Mario’s sporty titles before you’ll know the setup. Usually it consists of the inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom joining together to participate in a tournament of hilarious...
Conclusion: Mario Hoops 3-on-3 is actually a very good simple basketball game, but the simplistic AI and chaos factor often prevent that from shining through. It's certainly well presented, and at its heart it's really very enjoyable, but with weak AI and no game modes other than Tournament and Exhibition, the...
Excerpt: Op deze drie punten kom ik later terug, als ik jullie verteld heb wat basketbal nou eigenlijk inhoudt in het mario-universum. Iedereen kent waarschijnlijk wel een beetje de regels van basketbal. Vergeet ze maar, want basketbal met Mario kent vrijwel geen regels.
Conclusion: Die Mario-Sportreihe hat nicht ohne Grund so viele Anhänger und auch bei Mario Slam Basketball wird die Tradition der guten Qualität nicht gebrochen. Jeder der sich gerne mit Mario in ein Turnier verwickeln lassen will und sich auch nur ein bisschen für Basketball interessiert, sollte sich den Titel...
Pros: innovative Steuerung, grafisch ansprechend, viele Extras