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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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  1. Positive: 26 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  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 20, 2018
    86
    Put everything together, and Mario Tennis Aces is a great addition to the Switch lineup. For hardcore tennis fans, there's lots of authenticity to the shot selection and special moves. If you like an RPG-style Mario adventure, there's a deep and well-written mode that will keep you interested. The game could do better to prepare you for unexpected moments of difficulty, but that doesn't change the fact that Mario Tennis Aces is a really fun game and another essential title for any Switch owner.
  3. Jun 20, 2018
    80
    Mario Tennis Aces is one of the best Mario Tennis games, and well worth it for gamers who love to sit back with groups of friends. If you appreciate a good game of tennis with some whacky rules to spice it all up, you'll surely enjoy this.
  4. Jun 21, 2018
    80
    Mario Tennis Aces has brought Mario sports titles back up to where they belong. The single player isn't the second coming of the RPG modes from the Game Boy titles like we had hoped but that's not the full story here. Aces has a complex and fun Tennis system with mechanics more like a fighting game than a sport one. There's tons of content here and more than enough to keep you going for months. Smashing.
  5. Jun 20, 2018
    78
    Mario Tennis Aces is not the greatest of the saga, but it’s not the worst at all. The control system has been perfected to be as fun as it is addictive, opening the door to new mechanics that put it at the level of, for example, Mario Kart.
  6. Jun 20, 2018
    75
    Mario Tennis Aces is an extremely fun arcade tennis experience, colourful and dazzling to look at and smartly balanced in its back-and-forth play. With a little bit more care and depth given to the simple single-player mode and more variety added in the way of character and tournament customisation to give its multiplayer extra spice, Mario Tennis Aces could have been a true all-rounder. As it is, Mario Tennis Aces is still a lot of frantic tennis fun with friends.
  7. Jun 20, 2018
    70
    Play through the story mode until you take out the first boss and you should have a good grip on how the game is played, once there I suggest you stop before the game turns you into a gibbering gibbon of pure hatred. Take that part as a tutorial and then play against your friends and you’ll have a whale of a time. I put the game in front of my family members, and for the first time ever I saw interactions that wouldn’t look out of place in a Switch infomercial, they were having pure, unadulterated fun and that’s where this game’s magic lies.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  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. Jun 22, 2018
    9
    Giving this one a 10 just for the sheer fun factor.

    The gameplay is perfect, this is easily up there with mario kart 8. Highly recommended
    Giving this one a 10 just for the sheer fun factor.

    The gameplay is perfect, this is easily up there with mario kart 8. Highly recommended you won't be disappointed.

    Knocked a point of as the story mode could be a lot better but the multiplayer is what this game is all about.
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  3. Jun 22, 2018
    9
    After the disappointing Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Tennis Aces nears perfection. A great and varied adventure (story) mode, a niceAfter the disappointing Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Tennis Aces nears perfection. A great and varied adventure (story) mode, a nice selection of playable characters, varied courts, and a neat (if a bit limited) tournament mode serve as the icing on the cake of the addictive gameplay. It has a few issues however:

    *Only three tournament cups (for comparison, Mario Tennis Open has eight)
    *Somewhat confusing menus. For example, in "Free Play" mode, rather than directly selecting a court to play on, you have to deselect the courts you don't want to play on. It doesn't help that there's no preview court images in the mode either.

    The new play techniques add a new element of strategy to the gameplay, although Special Shots can sometimes feel unfair (especially when you have breaking rackets to contend with).

    Mario Tennis Aces is a definite improvement over Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash. It's not perfect, but it's a fun tennis game that deserves a place in your Switch library.
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  4. Jun 22, 2018
    8
    Well it's way more better than ultra smash.
    The story mode is a bit lazy without many cutscene, the plot is laughable but it get it's job
    Well it's way more better than ultra smash.
    The story mode is a bit lazy without many cutscene, the plot is laughable but it get it's job done. it features many cool levels and bosses, and take you a while to complete the story mode.
    The game mechanic is fun and challenging and takes time to master it.
    Both standard and simple mode need a bit of skill to defeat your component.
    The swing mode is a bit weird and sometimes the actions feel laggy, but it's pretty fun and you can do a lot of exercise.
    I hope the game can add some co-op mode or something for this to become a better game.
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  5. Jun 22, 2018
    6
    Don't believe the fan boy reviews who work for Nintendo. This is a poor game. It has to rely on Mario brand to even sell.

    If you want a
    Don't believe the fan boy reviews who work for Nintendo. This is a poor game. It has to rely on Mario brand to even sell.

    If you want a causal game which is fun to play and aren't worried about a 5 hour life span then buy this.
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  6. Jun 22, 2018
    4
    This game's lack of content is so major that it would be a scam if the game was $20, let alone the $60 Nintendo sells it for.

    The adventure
    This game's lack of content is so major that it would be a scam if the game was $20, let alone the $60 Nintendo sells it for.

    The adventure mode is nothing but a very few amount of gimmicky levels put together that severely lack the fun that simple matches offer. The first hour is an unneeded bunch of tutorial levels, given there's a built in tutorial already. The pacing's horrible, since every time you enter a level you get a slow rundown of what the level will be that can be summarized by the line that details the objective when you load the level. Same thing when you exit or lose a level, and slow restarting is never good. There's no real story or goal within this mode, and every level is either long and boring, incredibly easy, or obscure and inconsistent. Too many of them are timed levels, so the first time you might be doomed by simply trying to figure out what you actually need to do. The points system that raises your stats at the end of a level feels entirely irrelevant.

    Aside from it, there's no real other single player mode. You start with every character unlocked, so all you'll do will be playing against CPUs. The swing mode is ridiculously bad it feels like you're playing Wii tennis. The character variety is decent, however some characters revolve too heavily on a gimmick; if you're playing against boo or rosalina, you're not playing the same game anymore, you're playing against their slices and trying to get around them.

    This game could be salvaged by a good online system, since the game mechanics are pretty good aside from the improvable racket breaking system, but Nintendo strongly fails to deliver on that too. There's no ranking system. You can't play 2v2s with friends against other people, only against CPUs, which is laughable (you can locally.) You can only play games, not sets, including against friends, and you can't even select the stage to play on. It takes a while to find people to play against, there are lag issues, and the matchmaking is region locked. The tournament mode (the demo's only mode,) is the highlight of the game, and it'll be a miracle if you don't get tired of it two days after you've bought the game.

    I repeat that Nintendo intends you to buy this game for $60.
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  7. Jun 22, 2018
    0
    single player mode is a joke.
    an other maimed game like arms or splatoon sold at full price.
    stay away if you wanna play this for SP

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