Mario Tennis Open

Mario Tennis Open

2012

System
3DS
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Camelot

7.0

Game Rating

User Ratings: 71

Our Review: 7/10

Mario Tennis Open News

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November2015

  • Feature Memories of Court Battles in Mario Tennis

    Nintendo Life writers and some readers pitch in

    We're not going to sugar coat it - Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash isn't a golden entry in the spin-off series. We were disappointed by the lack of content in our preview and are currently testing out online play before publishing our review, but what we can say right now is that we w

  • Feature A History of the Mario Tennis Franchise

    Holding court

    Mario and his Mushroom Kingdom chums are a talented bunch. They race karts and motorbikes, compete for medals in the Olympics, get into the swing of golf and more besides. They also, of course, play a bit of tennis - maybe it's for the exercise, the fashionable sportswear or to enjoy a post-match bowl of strawberries and cream...

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August2012

  • News Collect All The Yoshi Colours in Mario Tennis Open

    Seven for the price of none

    Since Mario Tennis Open was launched Nintendo has been releasing QR codes for a variety of Yoshi characters, each with their own specialities and styles of play. Now that all of the individual codes have been released through various means — and potentially by some cheeky websites — there's a video that compiles all...

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June2012

  • News Nintendo Serves Up Mario Tennis History Infographic

    One love

    This week sees the start of Wimbledon, and with Mario Tennis Open only a month old Nintendo's combined the two in infographic format. The official series history starts from 3D sports game Mario's Tennis and ends with... 3D sports game Mario Tennis Open. Weird. It's a bit confusing, though: it mentions Mario Tennis in 2004, presumably...

May2012

  • News Register Mario Tennis Open This Week, Get 250 Bonus Stars

    So be quick

    UK Club Nintendo members, listen up. If you register Mario Tennis Open on Club Nintendo before 28th May, you'll get an extra 250 Stars added to your account. That's all there is to it. Read our Mario Tennis Open review if you're on the fence about picking up Mario's bat and ball outing on 3DS.

  • News Scour the UK for Mario Tennis Open Yoshi QR Codes

    Smash and grab

    Mario Tennis Open launches in the UK next week, and Nintendo is launching a nationwide treasure hunt for you to grab multicoloured Yoshis. On 25th and 26th May select Asda stores will give away the Black Yoshi via a special in-store QR code: scan it with your 3DS and Black Yoshi is yours to keep. Nintendo will release white, blue and...

  • News Nintendo and USTA Team Up for Some Tennis Doubles

    Going on a U.S. tour

    The upcoming launch of Mario Tennis Open is coinciding with the start of summer, warm days and the prospect of taking to the courts in real life. It's also launching at the same time as the USTA SmashZone Mobile Tour, which encourages young people to try the sport; so a doubles team has naturally followed. The SmashZone tour is...

  • News More Mario Tennis Open Details Served Up

    Piranha plants, online play and StreetPass

    With the release of Mario Tennis Open getting ever closer, Nintendo is starting to tease more details about game modes and features. Today's update is a mixture of the old and the new, reiterating that online leaderboards and unlockable characters will be included. There is some new information, such as...

April2012

  • News Download Play Confirmed for Mario Tennis Open

    Share a set with friends

    The upcoming Mario Tennis Open was discussed in today's European Nintendo Direct, with some specifics announced on multiplayer and Mii customisation. The most significant detail for tennis players hoping to take on friends and family was the confirmed inclusion of Download Play for local multiplayer, allowing up to four...

  • News New Puzzle Panel Lands Via SpotPass

    Open for business

    3DS owners, make sure your wireless switch is on: Nintendo just sent out a new puzzle panel for StreetPass Puzzle Swap. The new picture of Mario Tennis Open is a 40-piece puzzle, which should last you a fair old while. We haven't heard of any other pictures coming through yet, but if you get a different image then be sure to let us...

  • News Camelot Justifies No RPG Mode in Mario Tennis Open

    It's not you, it's Mii

    Unlike most portable Mario sports titles, there's no roleplaying mode in Mario Tennis Open. Nintendo Power asked Hiroyuki Takahashi, one half of Camelot's boss brothers, about the omission. Takahashi explained that this time around, Camelot was trying to create a console-quality experience with features like online play and...

  • First Impressions Mario Tennis Open

    Nintendo serves up another winner

    The mustachioed plumber’s handheld tennis and golf outings have an RPG history able to trigger warm and fuzzy feelings of nostalgia in all who earned hand cramps from them at one point or another. Those feelings won’t be triggered by Mario Tennis Open on 3DS as it eschews levelling up solo in favour of...

  • News Add Tennis Balls to the List of Things Goombas Hate

    Everything's a weapon

    It's not just feet that pose a serious threat to eternal whipping boys the Goombas; tennis balls cause them serious harm too. Nintendo's new trailer for Mario Tennis Open showcases some of the new special games, from a Super Mario Bros.-inspired romp through World 1-1 and 1-2 to a Super Mario Galaxy face-off against a Luma. You...

  • News Customisable Miis and Online Standings Served Up in Mario Tennis Open

    Who wouldn't want a Bullet Bill outfit?

    Mario Tennis Open isn't far away, and details about the title's single and multiplayer options are continuing to emerge. The latest update from Nintendo teases us with some single player features that may keep us busy when not on the worldwide multiplayer courts. The Special Games mode will apparently include...

February2012

  • News Mario Tennis Opens Up with New Gameplay Video

    Another Camelot smash hit?

    Now we know Mario Tennis Open is out in May it's time to feast your eyes on some fresh gameplay footage, showing off the new multiplayer and touch screen functions. You'll be able to use the 3DS console's built-in gyrometer to move your system around to take a look around the court, though we're not quite sure of the...

  • News Mario Tennis Open for North America on 20th May

    Tightly packed

    Mario Tennis Open's global release dates are in, and it's a tight grouping. North America gets the game first on 20th May, before Japan on 24th May and Europe on 25th May. Camelot's first online game in the series includes head-to-head multiplayer with skill-based matchmaking. Nintendo has also revealed you'll also be able to pick up...

  • News Mario Tennis Open Served to Europe on 25th May

    Online play confirmed

    After earlier confirmation of Mario Tennis Open launching in Japan on 24th May, it's been confirmed that Europe only needs to wait one extra day with the title landing on 25th May. Further details were also confirmed, including online and local multiplayer, with download play conveniently available for four players. It will...

  • News Mario Tennis Open Launches 24th May in Japan

    Served for an ace?

    Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata has confirmed, through his Nintendo Direct broadcast, that Mario Tennis Open on 3DS will be released in Japan on 24th May. It's the latest first-party offering to be released as part of Nintendo's revival of the handheld, and it's the fourth time — including Virtual Boy — that Mario has taken to the...

September2011

  • News Mario Tennis 3DS Screenshots Are a Smash Hit

    Camelot returns

    Just because Mario Sports Mix combined multiple disciplines and the upcoming Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games will include 50 sports doesn't mean Mario's gone Jack of all trades, master of none: he's still in pursuit of single sport excellence, as next year's tentatively titled Mario Tennis proves. The lawn tennis...

  • News Mario Tennis Smashing Onto 3DS

    Confirmed at conference

    We've just seen footage of a new Mario Tennis game coming to 3DS. We don't have much information on the project, but Andriasang confirms that it will support gyroscope control. You can view a screen grab to the right. We'll have more news as it develops. Are you excited about this popular franchise making its 3D debut?