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Mario has a long history as a sports fan.

Throughout his storied career he has pursued an interest in golf, tennis, baseball and go-karting, to name just a few. Now Mario's tackling four different sports at the same time, all of them included on one disc for the Wii™ console. The game MARIO SPORTS MIX lets players jump into games of hockey, basketball, volleyball or dodgeball.

MARIO SPORTS MIX presents these four familiar sports – but with a Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom Kingdom characters and can even challenge Mario and friends directly by playing as their own Mii™ characters. Each game contains a number of Mushroom Kingdom power-ups that can turn the tide of a game in an instant, such as banana peels, green shells and even mini mushrooms. In over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash his or her unique special move that ranges from Mario's fire dunk in basketball to Yoshi's rainbow attack in dodgeball.

Players can also elect to hold their matches in a number of interesting venues. For example, the Wario Factory has conveyor belts that affect how the players move on the court, while in Peach's Castle, fountains go up and down to block certain areas of the net in Volleyball.

Up to four friends who are in the same room can join in the fun, while up to four players (one or two at each location) can compete over a broadband Internet connection via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players can play online against friends with whom they have traded friend codes, or anonymously against other opponents. Multiplayer modes require additional controllers, which are sold separately.

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Posted by Laurie Blake

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User Comments (20)



RonF said:

It seems that it will include an online mode, which captured my attention.



theblackdragon said:

@estoiagamer: so when did you get the chance to try it out in person in order to give us your astutely informed opinion? i wasn't aware they were already having public demos of this game. :3



Shirma_Akayaku said:

Just to let people know, when u unlock a character in one sport you will have to do it for the other sports to have that character in that sport. for example: i unlock white mage in volley ball. now i have to unlock her again in the other sports to play her in those other sports.



RightHemisphereG said:

Iem renting it when comes out. I may buy it for multi player dodgeball N hockey, other wise Iem waiting till big N makes a golf, marioGolf, or track n field.



lipnox said:

this post looks suspiciously like what ign posted. are you affiliated with ign because I dont see them credited.



xAlias said:

@lipnox: No we are not affiliated with ign. This is the description released by Nintendo for the pleasure of media and the public.



estoiagamer said:

@theblackdragon I predicted it, look the other reviews gametrailers gave it a 6.5 and ign too and gamespot gave it a 4.
So dragon, is it any good?
In my opinion all the mario games suck.



Yoshidude said:

All of the mario games suck!? That's BS!

NOTE: I would definitely get this game, but sadly, I sold my wii for an xbox.



Zach said:

@estoiagamer I think the reviews are pretty widespread on this one, must be a game you've got to try for yourself. And, as always, it's a great idea to read a variety of reviews before making a purchase.



sohail said:

WOW!!! I Have Unlocked Ninja SP. is the best just to let you know on youtube There`s a video that will tell you how to unlock NINJA



sohail said:

when u unlock a character u have to unlock them Again!!! For Example green yoshi is packed with the game and i have unlocked Blue yoshi and then Yellow Yoshi and then Pink yoshi... P.S. you need to unlock new coruses



Lyndexer said:

I enjoyed this game. Many people disagreed with my opinion. Why is it boring to the ones that hate this game?

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