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.
Summary: Mario Sports Mix should be a fun wrapper for the sports of Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, and Dodgeball. Instead, it's a boring rehash of wiggleware that leaves you feeling like you've done all of this before.
Pros: It's A Meeee! A Mario!, Can get competitive with friends, Good tutorials
Cons: Bare bones gameplay, Bare bones features, Quickly gets boring, No MotionPlus Support
Conclusion: Square Enix succeeded in creating another Mario sports title; they just forgot to make it fun. From the perspective of a younger player, they would find the lower difficulties too easy and likely toss the game aside within the first hour of play.
Summary: Mario has a difficult life. After a busy day of bopping goombas on the head and throwing fireballs at sentient cacti, the last thing he wants to think about on his off days is the trials and tribulations that go along with platforming. So he has taken up a few sports in his free time.
Pros: Contains the Mario charm you would expect
Cons: Every sport is tedious and shallow, Computer opponents are too easy or too cheap, Requires very little skill, Too much chaos in the competitions, None of the sports offer anything new or unique