Excerpt: We all have heard of Mario tennis, Mario Golf, Mario Kart, but now the newest addition to these mario sport games is Mario Slam Basketball. Mario Slam Basketball sees you using the touch screen to dribble, pass and shoot.
Summary: I bought this game for the kids (4, 7 and 11). Found it a little complex to start, but once they got the basics they seem quite happy. Not a favourite, but it does seem to keep them happy for about an hour at a time.
The best basketball game since NBA Jam on the Megadrive
15 February 2009
Excerpt: "Mario Slam Basketball is a fast, challenging and action packed 3 on 3 basketball game. In single player mode you select a team consisting of 3 of the popular Nintendo characters from the ?Mario and Luigi? genre and challenge a team of 3 other characters in a game of basketball with a difference. In this game there are no set scores for scoring a basket. Points are awarded for dribbling the ball over ??? boxes on the court floor and collecting coins ...
Pros: Great graphics, great sound, good fun - an all round excellent game
Excerpt: "When I first started playing on the game I thought it was excellent. I was really impressed with the graphics and just generally being able to play basketball. I found moving the players extremely difficult so it brought down the games enjoyment for me because I felt frustrated that they weren't doing what I wanted them to do. The tourney's are fun and after you complete them more characters are added. All the characters have different skils ...
Pros: Good idea, great graphics
Cons: limited things to do, difficult to move players
Excerpt: "...nintendo was just abusing the mario franchise and that this game could never be any good, how wrong i was. This game is actually great fun and the way it is played is innovative and ingenious and i feel it is games like this that make the Nintendo DS great. The gameplay is 3 on 3 basketball with nintendo characters, such as Mario, Luigi, Bowser, Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong. The ingenious part of this game is the way that it is played, the game ...
Pros: Innovative, long lasting, alot to unlock, great graphics
Cons: Lacks online playability . Annoying theme song
Summary: This is a good basketball game, fun to play and very easy to get to grips with. The basic basketball skills can be mastered very quickly however the more complex moves take a little more practice but are satisfying when you get them right. There are lots of differnt 'courts' available to play on, each with their own little characteristics and of course all the famous Mario characters are availble to play with (Such as Mario, Bowser, Luigi etc) as well as a few from the...
Conclusion: I thought this game was absoulutely brilliant. The graphics were the best ive seen the DS show. The controls are quite difficult to get use but once you get them it feels great skipping past player after player. The special moves also look really cool. Also one of my favourite parts is that its got final fantasy characters in it. This game is awesome.