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Mario Golf: World Tour Review

Nearly a hole in one.

After Mario Tennis Open, I was a bit weary of the next Mario sports game to hit the 3DS. It looked the part, but it didn’t have the same heart and soul of past entries in the series. Thankfully, Mario Golf: World Tour has restored my faith in the series as it carries that undeniable charm and addictiveness that makes the Mario sports games so enjoyable. However, it’s not without its share of ugly blemishes, namely a thin single player mode that feels like it was chopped in half for the sake of DLC – something I never would’ve expected from Nintendo.

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Mario Tennis Open Review

Slight tweaks to the core formula prove fun, but Camelot barely volleys it over the net.

It’s much easier to consider Mario Tennis Open the latest home console iteration of the Mario Tennis series rather than the latest handheld title. Lacking the handheld games’ iconic RPG mode, the experience is more like a follow-up to the GameCube’s (and Wii’s) Mario Power Tennis. In and of itself, this isn’t a bad thing; however, Mario Tennis Open is thin on content and new gameplay enhancements don’t do much to vary up the experience from past iterations.

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Mario Sports Mix Review

Multiple anything in a single game never seems to go well.

No matter your preference for sports games, I think it’s safe to say that the Mario Sports line has some universal appeal that just about anyone can love. Starting with Mario Tennis, straight up to Mario Baseball, each and every game has been well-polished, deep, and immensely enjoyable for long periods of time. Mario Sports Mix, the latest in the Mario Sports line, does not live up to this pedigree in the least. Much more akin to mini-games from the Mario Party series, Mario Sports Mix stuffs four half-baked sports games into one.

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Final Teased Mario Sports Mix Character Revealed

After a week of waiting, the final pre-release character of Mario Sports Mix has been revealed to be...Suraimu?

Last week the Japanese Mario Sports Mix site revealed a number of characters for the upcoming title. While these characters turned out to be Final Fantasy themed, one last question space remained blank on the site.

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