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|System||Nintendo 64, Virtual Console|
|Release Date|| Nintendo 64|
JP June 21, 2000
US August 25, 2000
EU November 3, 2000
JP June 18, 2010
US June 28, 2010
EU August 31, 2010
Mario Tennis features tennis gameplay with Mario characters and settings, and most shots are performed using the A and B buttons. There are Singles and Doubles matches as well as bonus games available for the player, and a wide variety of playable characters are present to accommodate this. This roster includes Waluigi in his first appearance, and it also brings back the long-absent characters Princess Daisy and Birdo.
The Transfer Pak could also be used to connect Mario Tennis with its Game Boy Color counterpart. One of the four player characters from the game could be temporarily transferred to the N64 game, and it also made it possible to unlock more courts.
Although it was preceded by Mario's Tennis, Mario Tennis marked the true beginning of the Mario Tennis games due to the prior game's relative obscurity. Additionally, the playable characters brought into this game (particularly Daisy and Waluigi, as well as to a lesser extent Birdo) were commonly used in later sports and party games.
Ports and Remakes
|Titles in the various Mario Sports Games|
|NES Open Tournament Golf - Mario Golf (64) - Mario Golf (GBC) - Toadstool Tour - Advance Tour - World Tour |
Mario's Tennis - Mario Tennis (N64) - Mario Tennis (GBC) - Mario Power Tennis - Power Tour - Mario Tennis Open
Super Mario Strikers - Mario Strikers Charged
Mario Superstar Baseball - Mario Super Sluggers
Mario Hoops 3-on-3 - Mario Sports Mix
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games - Winter Games - London 2012 Games - Sochi 2014 Winter Games