Reviews and Problems with Mario Strikers: Charged Football
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Replay value 9
Mario Strikers Charged
Family Friendly Gaming
2 February 2013
Excerpt: Mario Strikers Charged on the Nintendo Wii is a worthy successor to Gamecube version of 2005. Back are many of the friendly (and not so friendly) faces from the Mushroom Kingdom. This is soccer action, but nowhere near realistic. Mega strikes, and mega blocks are now included.
Excerpt: And here we have it – the first Mario game to grace the newest Nintendo console. Mario was born in 1981, in the seminal Donkey Kong. Since then, the portly plumber and his extended family have dedicated over twenty years to rescuing princesses from the clutches of the nefarious King Bowser.
Excerpt: If you weren't already aware, Nintendo want the Wii to be something everyone can enjoy. This has resulted in games that are generally simpler, lighter and easier to pick up than the majority of games on rival platforms.
Summary: Parents need to know that this Mario sports game is fast-paced, silly, strange, and cool; but that it bears very little resemblance to real soccer. This is extreme soccer of the red-card variety, making unsportsmanlike mischief part of the fun -- and part of the concern for parents.
Conclusion: Mario Strikers Charged features tight gameplay and a novel approach to the sport, but its utter lack of a skill-based matching system for online play renders it hardly more than frustrating when playing against most opponents.
Excerpt: If it’s a soccer game you’re looking for, please go else where. Mario Strikers Charged is everything else but a traditional soccer. The first Mario Strikers truly was fun and I whooped many people’s butt; however, this new online thing has me walking away rubbing my own…join me in this 411 review to...
Excerpt: One genre that has waned significantly over the years is the crazy arcade sports game. Gone are the days of insane hits in NFL Blitz and Mutant League Football, and the high-flying dunks of NBA Jam.