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.
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...
Pros: Good idea, great graphics
Cons: limited things to do, difficult to move players
Excerpt: I bought this game despite being a little sceptical, i thought 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...
Pros: Innovative, long lasting, alot to unlock, great graphics
Cons: Lacks online playability . Annoying theme song
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: Since Nintendo created their Nintendo DS system, they've absolutely maintained and and defined a whole new way of playing video games to the next degree. Not only that, they've also shown that in the element of their games with Mario.
Summary: A fantastic game using the usual Mario twist on sporting titles to good effect. Found an english version of this whilst on business in Hong Kong and although its been great fun playing in single player mode, there is no doubt the multi-player mode will be superb.
Summary: If you have ever played a Mario sports title, you will know to expect power-ups and frantic action coupled with a great control system and a perfectly judged learning curve. Mario Slam Basketball, or "Mario Hoops 3 on 3" as per the US version that I bought, has all of the above.
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.
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.