Excerpt: What is Nintendo thinking with Mario Sports Mix? They have raised the bar yet again. We are used to playing one sports game in the Mario Sports line up. Mario Sports Mix includes four. In essence we get four games packages together into one. Basketball has been done before on the Nintendo DS, but the Wii version improves upon it in so many ways. The courts will challenge you, and sometimes surprise you.
Excerpt: You start fresh in each sport and you have to unlock every character and arena in each event. That means either playing 60 matches within that sport, which takes a lot of time, or it means playing through challenging hidden paths where the difficulty level is ratcheted up to an eventually absurd level that is made entirely too frustrating for most players within the game’s target audience because it’s so cheap.
Excerpt: Mario Sports Mix, dernier party-game en date présenté par Nintendo pour sa console Wii, s'apprête à dispenser du divertissement à qui voudra bien se le procurer. Aux dernières informations offertes par son éditeur, Mario Sports Mix nous semblait un peu maigre. Il l'est réellement. Ne vous attendez donc pas aux multiples épreuves proposées pas un titre proposant par exemple le concept des jeux olympiques.
Top-notch sports compilation is good fun for all ages.
Common Sense Media
10 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Mario Sports Mix is a collection of four sports-themed games that supports simultaneous local multiplayer action for up to four players (assuming you have at least four remotes) as well as anonymous online play. It’s a good catalyst for social gaming experiences in the living room.
Excerpt: Mario and his compadres have a long history of participating in various sports games: baseball, tennis, soccer, golf, the Olympics, etc. It seems the quality of these games has varied as much as the sports themselves.
Excerpt: Mario is no stranger to the world of sports. He’s played golf, tennis, basketball and soccer (or for the rest of the world, football), as well as competed in various Olympic events in both Beijing and Vancouver. He’s proven time and time again that he’s just as good at scoring goals as saving a princess.
Excerpt: The mix that needs more of a mix. Mario. The name everyone knows without asking who that is. The character, which has a habit for jumping and repeatedly saving women in distress (well, just one really), has appeared in numerous titles over the past 20 years. Over time, Mario has become similar to comfort food . Whenever you pick up a Mario game, you know you’ll have a great time playing it, but this time around, Mario has become too comfortable.
Pros: Interactive levels, Both online and offline multiplayer, Mini-games are a bonus, …if only there were more, Easily becomes repetitive, Need more game types