Super Mario Strikers
Mario Smash Football
in Europe and Australia) is a soccer video game that was released exclusively for the
. The game was created in the vein of other Mario sports games such as
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Power Tennis
, and is loosely based on
Sega Soccer Slam
, another soccer video game. In terms of U.S. releases, it is the last
game to be released for the GameCube. The sequel for this game called
Mario Strikers Charged
was released for the
In the game, the player must pick one of nine playable captains, and following this must pick a group of sidekicks which consists of
Toad, Koopa Troopa, Birdo and Hammer Bros. The goalie for each team is a Kritter from the series. Playable characters include Donkey Kong Country Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Wario, Waluigi, Princess Daisy and the Super Team.
The game didn't fair as well as other
Mario sports titles such as and Mario Tennis , though did receive moderate review scores within the 70's range. Critics argued about the scarcity of options which were present in the aforementioned titles.