I’m not gonna lie, after 15 hours of playing the game on the Switch, I’m quite confident to say that this game is a must if you own a Switch.
Mario Tennis Aces is an upcoming sports game in the Mario Tennis series, developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.
Unleash an arsenal of shots and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family, and fan-favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Whether you play locally,* online,** or using simple motion controls, intense rallies await! In Adventure mode, experience a new favor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more.
Complete missions and boss battles in Adventure mode while mastering the controls. Test your hard-earned skills in singles or doubles with up to 4 players in local* or online** multiplayer, not to mention Tournament Mode, which lets you challenge the CPU. Store up energy and use it to pull off amazing feats: move so fast the world slows down around you or aim in first-person to send the ball crashing down! Your rivals may attempt to block you, but if they fail, their racket will take damage—and break after three hits. Fully charge your energy to launch the ball with enough force to KO your opponent!
I’ve never played a Mario tennis game ever and quite honestly would’ve have easily disregarded the game if it weren’t for the online tournament demo that was released over the weekend. Am I glad I played the demo thought because now I’m hooked! The game, despite how it looks on the outside, has this sense of competitiveness (duh) but on the lines of a fighting game that really add a new layer of competition to the core gameplay. Whenever I lost, I rarely found myself blaming anyone but myself, as I can see all the mistakes I’ve made that led to the lose.
The controls for the most part are intuitive and responsive, allowing you to perform with accuracy and precision. The game will have 15 characters at launch. I’m not sure if more will make appearance in the future but that’s all I know so far. Overall, I’ve honestly already pre-ordered the game. It really did impressive a lot and it tapped into my competitive side which is part of why I’m so hooked with the game.