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NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis

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Overall 8

Test Mario Power Tennis

Generation NT
15 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Vous trouverez un vrai intérêt à ce Mario Power Tennis si vous n'avez jamais touché au titre sortir sur GameCube. Le titre n'a pris aucune ride et correspond toujours aux attentes actuelles et surtout aux jeux propres à la console familiale qu'est la Wii. Le contenu offert et le plaisir distillé dans ce titre mérite amplement les quelques euros demandés.
  • Pros: Intéressant si on ne connait pas le jeu originel, Contenu important, Prise en main rapide, Divertissant aussi bien en solo qu'en multi, Le prix
  • Cons: Pas de nouveautés
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Game Informer
14 October 2009
  • Summary: This title is superior to the tennis game in Wii Sports in every way. Perhaps Mario Power Tennis is a better candidate for being a free pack-in game, seeing as how it's criminal that Nintendo is charging you for a port of the GameCube Mario Tennis with some so-so motion controls. While adding definitive drop shot and lob motions is an unrivaled bonus, I was disappointed in the unresponsiveness of some basic backhand and forehand motions.
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Overall 5
Graphics 8
Sound 6
Control 4
Addiction 5

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Review

Cheat Code Central
24 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Regrettably, in the end, the story of New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis is a very sad one. Presumably the entire reason for this game’s existence is to make a great older title more fun and approachable by adding the ability to use motion controls. However, due to its incredibly sloppy motion control implementation and the fact that you can’t use any form of traditional controls, the gameplay manages to feel inferior to that of the original GC version.
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GameCube tennis game updated with motion-sensitive controls.

Common Sense Media
24 September 2009
  • Summary: Parents need to know that there's nothing controversial about this colorful, kid-friendly sports game beyond the fact that you can shoot turtle shells at your opponent in "item battle" mode. The game features familiar characters from the "Mario" universe, including Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Koopa.
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Overall 8

Nintendo Masters The Art Of Repackaging

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: ''Hey, I bet people would totally buy a Wii version of Mario Tennis. All we have to do is add some motion controls and we're ready to go!'' Graphics: In the classic Mario sports style (read: slightly archaic). Still, it's running real widescreen and 480p resolution, so it looks crisper than before Sound: If you're not expecting cartoon grunting and chirpy Muzak, you're playing the wrong game Playability: I'm happy with the implementation of motion controls.
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Overall 5
Gameplay 5
Graphics 9
Sound 8
Multiplayer 8
Longevity 7

Mario Power Tennis

3 September 2009

Mario Power Tennis - New Play Control! Review

9 July 2009
  • Excerpt: We're not against the idea of Nintendo re-releasing some of its classic GameCube games on the Wii, more or less as they were but with new Wii controls, but we were concerned that some games just wouldn't get the care and attention required. Mario Power Tennis originally hit the GameCube just over four years ago and, with the success of Wii Sports (and the included tennis game), bringing this fun sports title to the Wii seemed to make sense.
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New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii) Review

27 June 2009
Overall 7
Gameplay 7
Graphics 8
Sound 7

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

Game Boyz
16 May 2009
  • Excerpt: Nintendo seems really focused on giving their target base, the casual gamer, a chance to experience a lot of what they have been, and what they currently are. In terms of what they have been, they are re-releasing older games onto the Wii that were previously on the GameCube. In terms of what they currently are, they are adding Wii centric controls to these older games. I had the chance to take one such game for a spin. Aptly titled New Play Control!
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Overall 6

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis

Hardcore Gamer
23 April 2009
  • Summary: Back when Mario made his first appearance as the referee in Tennis on the original Nintendo Entertainment System, no one knew how prolific a sporting career Nintendo’s red capped mascot would enjoy. Almost twenty five years later and several Mario tennis titles in, the series is alive and prospering having become one of the more prominent auxiliary Nintendo franchises.
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