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Mario Tennis Aces (NA)

North American box art.
Developer(s) Camelot
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch platform icon
Genre(s) Sports (Tennis)
Rating(s)
ESRB  PEGI  CERO  ACB

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

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Mario Tennis Aces is a Mario Tennis game for the Nintendo Switch. This is the first game in the series to have a story mode since Mario Tennis: Power Tour.

Gameplay

The gameplay is generally the same as past entries with Simple rules stripping the extraneous rules. Matches are available up to 4 players and the game supports motion controls with a single joy-con. The game also has a story mode with many varied moves.

The main new mechanic is the energy meter. Players can use their generated energy meter to perform Zone Shots which are powerful shots the player can aim using motion controls. If the player hits the opposing player's racket straight on, it gets damaged and if it gets damaged 3 times, it will break and that player must forfeit the match. To counter this, the opposing player can use Zone Speed using up their own energy meter to slow down everything to hit the ball. if a player fills up their entire energy meter, they can spend it all to perform a special shot that can destroy the opposing player's racket in a single shot. The only way to avoid breaking the rackets is to use the Block move which is a perfectly timed swing that reflects the shot to the other side with no damage. To fill up the energy meter, the player can perform risky Tricky Shots though it will generate with long rallys.

Story Mode

In the Story mode, the characters moves on a map and must face various challenges on their journey. Luigi has awakened some sort of evil Tennis deity and Mario must save him with Tennis

Online

The game features multiplayer with random players friends as well as online tournaments. Participating in online tournament can earn special outfits and characters.

Characters

The game includes more than 15 playable characters. They are spilt into 6 different classes. Characters in bold can be unlocked through online tournaments during a certain month. If players don't unlock them in time, the character will be free for everyone on the 1st on the following month.

All-Around
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Daisy 01
Mario Luigi Daisy
Technical
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Peach 02
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Toadette
Peach Toadette
Speedy
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Toad 01
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Yoshi 02
Toad Yoshi Koopa Troopa (July 2018)
Tricky
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Rosalina 02
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Boo 01
Rosalina Boo Blooper (August 2018)
Defensive
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Bowser Jr. 01
Waluigi Bowser Jr.
Powerful
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Bowser 01
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Donkey Kong 01
Wario Bowser Donkey Kong
Mario Tennis Aces - Character Artwork - Chain Chomp 01
Spike Chain Chomp

Future Characters

Stages

All stages must be unlocked through Adventure mode apart from Marina Stadium.

Stages
Marina Stadium (Clay) Marina Stadium (Grass) Marina Stadium (Hard)
Marina Stadium (Night) Bask Ruins Piranha Plant Forest
Mirage Mansion Snowfall Mountain Savage Sea
Inferno Island


Reception