Mario Sports Superstars Review (Nintendo)

Mario Sports Superstars
What It Is

Nintendo has packed five full sports games into the latest Mario Sports title for the 3DS system, called, Mario Sports: Superstars from Nintendo. This Mario sports game features sports that were previously playable in individual games, including soccer (previously playable in the Mario Strikers series), baseball (previously playable in the Mario Baseball series), tennis (from the Mario Tennis series), and golf (from the Mario Golf series). There is also a fifth, new sport in Mario Sports: Superstars called horse racing that involves Nintendo characters riding customizable horses around a race track. 

Mario, Yoshi, Luigi, Bowser, Peach, Wario and other famous and recognizable characters from the Mario universe compete in the sports as the game’s playable characters. 

Is It Fun?

Each of the five sports in this single game are full video games with multiple options and modes, including Tournament and Exhibition modes. That gives game players five unique games in one. All of the games can be played solo, or players can play against opponents online.

Five full sports provides plenty of repeat play value. There’s also a Stable Mode in the horse racing game where players can customize the horses they select for the races. Custom options include selecting the horses racing attributes, such as speed, and appearance. 

Who It’s For
Mario Sports: Superstars is rated E for everyone, which means that the game's content is suitable for all ages. The game is relatively easy to play, and includes tutorials and training modes that are like mini-games designed to help players master each sport's controls. 
What To Be Aware Of

The game works with new Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards. Each card unlocks the Star status for the character on the card, which powers up that character's stats in the game. Superstars is also compatible with some Nintendo amiibo figures.

Mario Sports: Superstars is exclusive for the Nintendo 3DS systems, which also includes 2D playability on the 2DS.

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  • Mario Sports Superstars from Nintendo
  • Rated EC for Early Childhood
  • Available on: Nintendo 3DS
  • Available March 24, 2017