Mario Tennis
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North American box cover.
Developer(s) Camelot
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 64 platform icon Virtual Console (Wii) platform icon Virtual Console (Wii U) platform icon
Genre(s) Tennis

03ESRB - E  01PEGI 3  01CERO A  01USK 0  01Australian Classification Board - G

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Mario Tennis (JP) is a game for the Nintendo 64 that is developed by Camelot Software and is published by Nintendo. It is a tennis game that features Mario characters, stages, items and more. It also spawned off many sequels, and became a huge hit. It should also be noted that this is the first game to feature Waluigi.

Mario Tennis gameplay.

It is also first game since NES Open Tournament Golf to feature Princess Daisy and the first game since Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars to feature Birdo.


  • Hard Court - This court is available from the start.
  • Clay Court - This court is available from the start.
  • Grass Court - This court is available from the start.
  • Composite Court - This court is available from the start.
  • Yoshi and Baby Mario Court - To get this court, you must win the Mushroom Cup with Yoshi.
  • Donkey Kong Court - To get this court, you must win the Mushroom Cup with Donkey Kong.
  • Mario Brothers Court - To get this court, you must win the Mushroom Cup with Mario.
  • Bowser Stage - This court is available from the start.


Character Description
Mario In the game, Mario is an average player whom is perfect for beginners. Mario will be able to do very well on hard courts, though it will be tough on him if you choose a clay court.
Luigi Like his brother, Luigi is an average player who would be a perfect pick for beginners. He will do great on hard courts, and not so well on clay courts. He is a tad taller than Mario, which is a pretty big advantage.
Peach Peach is under the technical category. She has great accuracy, but weak hits. Out of all the characters in this category, many will argue that she is the best.
Yoshi Yoshi is the fastest character in the game. This said, many will say he is the best compared to all the other characters. He is extremely fast, has an above average accuracy, and average hits.
Bowser Bowser is the most powerful character in the game. His shots aren't as accurate as Donkey Kong's, and he is the slowest, though for someone who wants to hit hard shots, you should pick him.
Donkey Kong Out of all the characters in the Powerful category, Donkey Kong has the most accurate shot, and is faster than Bowser, but slower than Wario, though he is still extremely slow.
Daisy Daisy's playing style is similar to Peach's but also a lot like Mario's. She's stronger than Peach and likely just as fast as her. She is good all-around but uses some technique.
Wario Wario is under the powerful category. Though he is still slow, he is the fastest out of all the characters in the power category. He is, though, the least powerful compared to Donkey Kong and Bowser.
Toad Toad is a fairly fast and speedy, but also quite weak. The rallies may go on for quite a while. Toad has a rainbow colored racket. It may be easier to play against someone when you vary your shots.
Waluigi Waluigi's first ever game. Although a technique player type, he leans into a speed type. Like Toad, he's quite quick but weak.Waluigi is slower and stronger than Toad. Because he is tall, he can lack speed a tiny bit. Waluigi has great accuracy.
Birdo Speedy and surprisingly strong, but not strong enough to be a power type. You may get somewhere if you keep on hitting strong shots, but be careful on the power types!
Boo Boo has a problem about hitting curled balls. You never know where the ball is going to go. If you serve wide barely any one can hit the ball back! Boo is a great tennis player!
Paratroopa Paratroopa's got a trick or two up his sleeve. The puff of feathers that emit from his racket serve as a kind of smoke screen, disguising where he's going to put the ball.
Baby Mario Baby Mario is a whiny little speed demon with a penchant for accurate ball placement. Although he's short, his serve has a ton of pace. It is a good idea to use a bunch of Top Spin shots.
Shy Guy Shy Guy is one of the most well-rounded characters in the game. He's got good speed and good power, and the ability to place shots anywhere. In addition, he's got a weird swing that can serve to confuse opposing players. But, has to be unlocked.
Donkey Kong Jr. Back Finally! Donkey Kong Jr. is a chip off the old gorilla. He's got a lot of power, but unlike his dad, he's also got a little spring in his step. Use DK Jr.'s killer serve to start things out, then bomb the lines. Has to be unlocked.


  • This marks the only time where the late Kate Fleming voices Princess Daisy.
  • This is the final Mario game to feature Donkey Kong Jr. as a playable character.
  • This is also the first Mario game to feature Shy Guy as a playable character.