- Number of Players
- Release Date
- 3rd Nov 2000
- 28th Aug 2000
- 21st Jul 2000
Wii (Wii Shop)
- 28th Jun 2010, 1,000 points
- 18th Jun 2010, 1,000 points
- 31st Aug 2010, 1,000 points
Wii U eShop
- 9th Jul 2015, $9.99
- 17th Dec 2015, £8.99
Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (Subscription)
- 25th Oct 2021
- Also Available On
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Two match points
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Acclaimed as one of the most addictively fun games on the Nintendo 64, Mario Tennis has returned on Virtual Console!
The controls are simple and intuitive to give you a realistic tennis feel. Keep your opponent guessing by mixing up volleys and lobs, unleashing backhand smashes or unnerving them with different types of spin. The game sticks to the official rules of tennis and has several different modes - from the standard Tournament to the wacky P####ha Challenge.
Choose from 16 adorable Nintendo characters to play with. Each character has unique attributes that give them an edge on the court. Baby Mario is incredibly fast and Donkey Kong has immense power but Boo can put some tricky spin on the ball. Find a character that fits your style!
Whether trying to unlock all the secrets in single-player mode, or having friends over for some intense fun in multiplayer mode, this is a game you won't ever want to put down!