Mario, tennis and the 3DS

5 April, 2012 - 7:03 pm by

Wimbledon, it’s all about tennis. Tennis and strawberries. Yet today Nintendo have decided that tennis isn’t just for Wimbledon it’s for everyone and they’ve done this by showing the world that a new Mario game is coming out.

Yes, Mario Tennis on the 3DS is shortly be launched as Mario Tennis Open. Players can check out games such as Super Mario Tennis, which puts a classic Super Mario Bros. twist on tennis drilling. As they play through familiar game levels, they can use their tennis swing to stomp Goombas, and Koopas along the way.

People can play as their favourite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom or even compete as their Mii characters. They can also customise their Mii characters with Mushroom Kingdom-themed tennis gear, which not only enhances players’ appearances but also can boost their stats. The wide selection of available gear includes Bowser’s favourite racket, a Bullet Bill outfit and Peach’s tennis shoes.

In addition to a singles tennis match mode, another mode in the game lets up to four players compete online in multiplayer doubles matches. Players can also compete online for leaderboard standings in the Open Match mode.