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  • Summary: A new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to readA new Mario Tennis game is bringing a new level of skill and competition to Nintendo Switch. Mario steps onto the court in classy tennis garb for intense rallies against a variety of characters in full-blown tennis battles. New wrinkles in tennis gameplay will challenge your ability to read an opponent's position and stroke to determine which shot will give you the advantage. And this time the game adds the first story mode since the Mario Tennis game on Game Boy Advance, offering a new flavor of tennis gameplay, with a variety of missions, boss battles and more. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 84
  2. Negative: 1 out of 84
  1. Jun 20, 2018
    92
    Without any doubt, this is one of the best installments if the Mario Tennis series. Not only for the number of game modes it offers, but because of its addictive gameplay. Mario Tennis Aces is a must-buy for Nintendo Switch owners.
  2. Jun 29, 2018
    82
    A great return for one of the most beloved sports franchises. Mario Tennis Aces has a great single player mode and a functional online multiplayer mode.
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    80
    A game that is a definite improvement over its predecessor, welcomes the addition of a Story Mode after a 13-year hiatus and offers an addictive and hardcore gameplay that is hard to miss. Despite its problems, Mario Tennis Aces should be tried by tennis and Mario lovers alike.
  4. Games Master UK
    Aug 9, 2018
    79
    Mario Tennis Aces excels as a feisty multiplayer game. [Issue#333, p.67]
  5. Jun 26, 2018
    75
    Mario Tennis Aces is innovative, well-balanced and deep, which makes it a pretty cool game. That’s why it is so sad the adventure mode is so short, even though it can be surprisingly difficult at times.
  6. Jun 26, 2018
    70
    Mario Tennis Aces doesn’t quite excel in all of the ways that it could have, but the core mechanics and multiplayer action are so good, it’s still worth diving in for some quality Mario Tennis action.
  7. Jun 27, 2018
    40
    Showing little appreciation for what makes tennis a fascinating sport, Mario Tennis Aces is like a server who can't stop committing double faults.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 118
  2. Negative: 38 out of 118
  1. Jun 22, 2018
    10
    Mario tennis ACES is one of the best Sports game and party game in NS
    Today I get this game and play all the time
    Maybe single mode is poor,
    Mario tennis ACES is one of the best Sports game and party game in NS
    Today I get this game and play all the time
    Maybe single mode is poor, but online mode and local mode with other people is perfect.
    If you can play with your friend or play online competition
    Mario tennis ACES very funny and Challenging
    My 2 friends buy it after play with me for a while
    just like Mario Kart 8,Mario tennis ACES do not need single mode
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  2. Jul 4, 2018
    10
    Simplesmente o melhor jogo de Tennis da atualidade (como se tivesse concorrência kkk).
  3. Jun 27, 2018
    8
    Mario Tennis Aces might be the best Mario-sports game released to date; however, despite smooth mechanics, the game suffers in just enoughMario Tennis Aces might be the best Mario-sports game released to date; however, despite smooth mechanics, the game suffers in just enough areas to call for a mark-down purchase.

    Pros: The gameplay is engaging and smoking a ball past an opponent feels rewarding. The Adventure Mode adds a little extra incentive to playing. The online hasn't faltered and remains stable. The leveling system shows promise.

    Cons: The story is bland and should not be a selling point. There is a lack of content. It just feels empty in many ways. The KO is an interesting concept, but it feels gimmicky and can be incredibly frustrating in the challenges. The difficulty spike in the Adventure Mode can be overwhelming (curse you, Mirror level). The leveling and brackets fall flat and should be expanded upon or taken out all together. It's missing a statistical category to keep track of all of your matches and such.

    Overall, the game is really fun if you're playing with a friend or online; however, the drive to go back and play is limited. As stated above, wait and pick this up at a mark down if you have some games in the backlog that need more attention.
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  4. Jun 24, 2018
    7
    This is a solid tennis game, but compared to the N64 and gamecube mario tennis games it feels a bit empty. The story mode is very formulaicThis is a solid tennis game, but compared to the N64 and gamecube mario tennis games it feels a bit empty. The story mode is very formulaic and repetitive. Its also pretty short. I finished it all in the same day. Their arn't many characters to unlock and the one that are unlockable are timed out over the next four months after the game's release day and you get them by winning online matches. If you don't win enough matches then you just automatically get them the following month so if you buy this game four months after release you will automatically have all the characters to start with. I hate this system as it doesn't really reward you for doing anything in the game. There is no point to ever play a COM tournament, just play online to rack up points to unlock the new characters. Also, the different minigames and things that were in the gamecube game that gave you a little more variety in gameplay arn't back for this game. Its just your standard tournaments either with the computer AI or online. Thats really the whole game and for a full $60 I'm disappointed. The tennis is good, but honestly I wouldn't pay full price for this game again knowing what I know now. Wait for it to go on sale or buy it used. And if you wait a few months they will just give you all the characters in an update. Expand
  5. Jun 22, 2018
    5
    Mario Tennis Aces isnt perfect. Far from it. I'd go as far to say the game isn't worth your money, let alone at full price. Yes, it looksMario Tennis Aces isnt perfect. Far from it. I'd go as far to say the game isn't worth your money, let alone at full price. Yes, it looks nice, Yes, it has a decent amount of characters for a sports game, yes, the music is nice, but the gameplay is frustrating and tricky. You can say that I'm only complaining because I'm bad, but some of the reasons for losing are outright stupid. The story mode is basically a well-overstayed tutorial, that you are required to beat to unlock all the stages. The simple mode is just ACES tennis minus the fun, and freestyle is buggy and also unfun, even with friends. The online can be really laggy and I will get disconnected and removed from tournaments, sometimes even penalized, for no reason. My internet is very stable and runs other switch games smoothly, so it's absolutely the games fault. You cant pick the stage you want, and you can't customize match length. The game is definitely a step up from Ultra Smash because at least the gimmick this time around isn't as terrible. This game isn't worth 60$. It is worth 20$ at Best. Nintendo really needs to proof their games more and remove the rage factors if they plan on marketing towards kids. This game is mediocre, and once again, not worth your money. There are much better games on the switch than this. Expand
  6. oab
    Jul 24, 2018
    4
    I did like this game. Emphasis on the did, while the adventure mode is lacklustre it's essentially a long but fun tutorial that really getsI did like this game. Emphasis on the did, while the adventure mode is lacklustre it's essentially a long but fun tutorial that really gets your skills with the mechanics of the game on par with others online.

    But then Bowser Jr.'s became abundant which while not great was bearable, all you had to do was cancel the match at the sight of them. Everyone was calling them to be nerfed, so what did the developers do? They slightly nerf him but completely kill trick shots so that most players struggle to compete online, which is the only fun to had with this game.

    this game is over-priced, terrible matchmaking, barebones content and modes, awful decisions from the devs. on how to balance the game.

    the core of the game at release had so much potential and was so much fun, how did it all go so wrong.
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  7. Jul 25, 2018
    0
    Definitely not worth the money, extremely disappointed. Adventure mode sucks. The AI is not well balanced at all. Expert is way too easy, ProDefinitely not worth the money, extremely disappointed. Adventure mode sucks. The AI is not well balanced at all. Expert is way too easy, Pro mode is way too hard. The settings for free play are very limited. If it had cost less money I would let it slide, but for 60 dollars? You're getting ripped off. Expand

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