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Forums - Nintendo Discussion - Mario Tennis Aces Opencritic/Metacritic thread. (79 Opencritic)/(77 Metacritic)


92 Hobby ConsolasWithout 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.

86 COGconnectedPut 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.

70 God is a GeekPlay 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.

Last edited by Cerebralbore101 - on 21 June 2018

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I think the game will be one of the highest rated Mario sport game ever. 88 would be pretty great.

84 seems fair ... but last time I overestimated my guess so I'll go with 82.

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I haven't been paying a lot of attention to the game, but I think this will be the return to form for the series.

I'm predicting 80 metscore.

Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

87 I think, the demo has been great. Hope it returns to where it once was.

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I will guess it'll get an 85 and be Camelot's best selling game ever.


My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

Honestly, I think this is an easy 86.I wouldnt even be surprised if it came really close to 90.

My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.


According to VGChartz numbers:

# Game Total Sales Release Date
1 Mario Tennis (N64) 2.32m 28th Aug 00
2 New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii) 1.46m 09th Mar 09
3 Mario Power Tennis (GCN) 1.22m 08th Nov 04
4 Mario Tennis (GB) 1.18m 16th Jan 01
5 Mario Tennis Open (3DS) 1.00m 20th May 12
6 Mario Tennis Ultra Smash (WiiU) 0.54m 20th Nov 15
7 Mario Tennis: Power Tour (GBA) 0.52m 05th Dec 05

The original game released in 00 did 2,32. It will be another one to beat the original

I'd say 84.
There's only so much a sports game can get, and I feel the gameplay might be polarizing.
Hopefully Nintendo didn't fuck up the online play.