Gary Gramling

Review: Mario Tennis Open for the 3DS

Even before popping the game in, I was pretty pumped about Mario Tennis Open for the 3DS. The Mario games are always, well, awesome. And tennis game are really underrated in the sports gaming world. Honestly, have you ever played a tennis game that wasn't fun?

Well, there's no shortage of fun in Mario Tennis Open. The graphics are all bright and Mario-y, from the players to the opponents to the courts (my favorite court is Peach's Palace), and I was able to jump right in and start drilling topspin winners and perfectly placed lobs. Alright, it didn't happen right away, but I picked it up pretty quick. The points are fast-paced, and when you put spin on a shot, the ball really moves. There's strategy involved in setting up your shot, but not so much that it's overwhelming.

Not surprisingly, the mini-games are awesome, and it's perfect for a quick tennis fix. And there's online play for up to four players (once you perfect your skills with the mini-games and want to kick your friends' butts).

I really only have one small beef with Mario Tennis Open: If you don't touch the control pad, your player will automatically move to the ball so you only have to worry about your swing. That's fine for a beginner, but moving around the court should be part of the challenge once you've gotten the hang of the game. If I'm playing someone online, I don't like the fact that they can take that shortcut.

But aside from that, there's not much to complain about. Even if you're not a huge tennis fan, you won't be disappointed with Mario Tennis Open!

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i have a 3ds and it is so cool


mario rules


why are you saying baseball when its tenis

i like pie !

This site is the best in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

cam newton is going to get mvp

cam newton is better then rg3

LOVE THE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!;)

im awesome



I really like the game:)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


well i'v never played a bad tennis game and i thinhk that will be a good game . but i also think you'd get bourd of playing the same game over and over again. mostly i think it will be a awesome game.

the 3ds is aaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeesssssssooooooommmmmmmmm that is what this is going to be


Cool! Now if only I had a 3DS.

There just SO expensive!

you tolldy need to git one

Who out there thinks that RG3 should have gone first in the draft

were gonna kickit at my school spring carnival ;):(:)

I'd take Luck over RG3. There is just something about RG3 that I don't like. Now don't get me wrong, he is an amazing quarterback and athlete, but the Colts need a quarterback like Peyton Manning. Luck is more like Peyton and therefore I think it was a wise choice in picking Luck over RG3. Washington should be a little better this year with the addition to the QB spot but I don't exect them to have a winning record.

It depends on who you're looking for.

RG3 is a ton better

RG3 is much better than Luck!

No! The colts don't like athletic QB's

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