Summary: The Mario Sports games are known for being larger than life and filled with color, bombast, and hyper-unrealistic movesets. Mario Tennis Open eschews much of this, following in the footsteps of some of Nintendo's earlier tennis games in an attempt to become a purer, more focused tennis experience.
Pros: Fun with a few friends
Cons: The tennis never hits its stride, Far too easy until an 11th-hour difficulty spike, Convoluted control schemes
Summary: Kid Icarus: Uprising has been a long time coming. It has been 21 years since the last original entry in the series and, understandably, fans of angelic hero Pit have been calling for a new game for quite some time.
Pros: A deep shooter with tons of customization options, Visually stunning, with excellent use of 3D, Laugh-out-loud funny dialogue, Colourful, fun art direction
Cons: Controls require getting used to, Fiddly platforming segments
Conclusion: Whilst there is nothing really new about Mario Open Tennis, it must be said that at its core it's a very solid game. The 3D graphics are a real selling point, but more importantly the gaming experience is one that really stands out. The new control features offer something new and different.
Kid Icarus Uprising review: Daring reinvention is 3DS's most exciting game yet
23 March 2012
Summary: Love hurts. No pain no gain. Can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. Why so many ways of saying 'take the bad with the good'? Probably because of the vast number of good things with bad bits. Sustaining third-degree burns from a delicious McDonald's apple pie.
Conclusion: But it's games that are the main attraction of the DS. Owners of Game Advance/SP will be pleased to know that their games will run on the DS, but the real progression is in the DS-only games that take full advantage of the dual screen.