Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS handheld games consoles lets you choose from a great selection of playable characters, tournaments, and modes and allows you to take the tennis gaming fun on the go. The controls are easy to learn, so you can jump right into your first match. Like other popular Super Mario Bros. sports games such as Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario Kart, Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS lets you choose from 24 playable characters from the Super Mario universe. These include Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Princess Daisy, Bowser, Donky Kong, Yoshi, and Wario. You can also play as one of the Miis stored on your device or unlock special characters such as Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Lurna, and Dry Bowser. To unlock these characters, you must complete specific tennis rounds, rallies, shots, and showdowns. Different characters have different strengths and special abilities that fall under six classes: All-Around, Technique, Speed, Tricky, Power, and Defense. For example, Mario and Luigi are “All-Around” characters, Princess Peach and Princess Daisy are “Technique” characters, Yoshi and Diddy Kong are “Speed” characters, and Donky Kong, Wario, and Bowser are “Power” characters. In addition to playable characters, Mario Tennis Open lets you play against a variety of non-playable characters from the Mario universe. The gameplay of Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS is similar to other Mario Tennis games for Nintendo 64, GameCube, Game Boy Advance, Wii, and Wii U. You can play singles or doubles matches in single-player mode or play against friends in multiplayer mode. Each player chooses a character to play as and enters matches. Players use the 3DS touch screen or button combinations to make shots. Players can win the match by earning 60 match points or specific amounts of set and game points, which the player determines before the match. There are a variety of game modes to choose from. Tournament mode includes a variety of cups, which players must beat to move on to the next tournament. Exhibition mode lets players choose a difficulty level and enter a basic match. This is a good mode to learn new playing techniques and tricks. There are also games within the game, including Ring Shot, Super Mario Tennis, Galaxy Rally, and Ink Showdown. Camelot Software Planning created Mario Tennis Open specifically for 3DS games consoles. It is not compatible with Nintendo Wii, Wii U, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, or Xbox 360 games consoles. The game’s North American release date was May 20, 2012, and it features a rating of E for Everyone. This means that it is an appropriate game for the whole family. You do not need any special accessories to enjoy Mario Tennis Open for Nintendo 3DS. Unlike the Wii consoles, the 3DS does not support controller accessories such as tennis rackets. You play the game using buttons and the touch screen. However, you can acquire digital accessories in the game such as a Yoshi costume and Mii gear.
Mario Tennis Open
E - Everyone
Number of Players
Game Special Features
Join Mario and his friends for fast-paced tennis action
Unleash lobs, drop shots, and supercharged Chance Shots
Team up or take on up to three friends in local or online matches