Reviews and Problems with NEW PLAY CONTROL! Mario Power Tennis
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Nintendo Masters The Art Of Repackaging
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.
Conclusion: Who would have thought that Wii controls would actually make a game more complicated? Well they do in Mario Tennis: a game that’s fun with the controls set to the most basic level but one that’s still not as good as in its original release.
GameCube tennis game updated with motion-sensitive controls.
Common Sense Media
28 June 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.
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.
Excerpt: Trente Euros, c'est le prix que vous devrez débourser pour jouer à Mario Power Tennis sur Wii. C'est peu pour un jeu neuf, pensez-vous ? Certes, mais il faut savoir que, question nouveauté, Mario Power Tennis n'est pas à sa première sortie. A l'heure actuelle, Nintendo ne sort pas de jeux neufs et a opté pour une toute autre solution, celle d'adapter des jeux GameCube sur Wii. "Quel intérêt, puisque les jeux GameCube se lisent parfaitement sur la console Wii ?
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!
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.
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.