Mario Charged Football
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Mario Sports Mix has been released on Nintendo Wii and been provided for us to preview/review by the publisher.
Believe it or not we are still playing it. Here are some extracts of what we made of it in chronological order:
"Mario Sports Mix has a facade of technical prowess, but beneath this both design and technique on display here are less than impressive for a top tear Wii game..."
- Tech Gamer (Sat, 01 Oct 2011)
"i have a mixed history with Mario-themed sports games. as far as i'm concerned, Mario Tennis on the N64 and Mario Kart 64 are two of the great multi-player games of my lifetime. my friends and i sank so many of the hours that made up our first year at university into them and Perfect Dark that i'm ashamed to think of it. (aside: i'm not really, really i'm proud and nostalgic to think of it)..."
- Tired Gamer (Fri, 04 Feb 2011)
Mario Sports Mix complements Mario and Sonic's Olympic sports with some fleshed out sporting action. Four player challenges span Volleyball, Basketball, Hockey and Dodgeball.
Mario Sports Mix is a themed sports collection for the Wii from Square Enix. It revisits the territory of Mario Charged Football although with the simpler game play of Square Enix' DS sports game Mario Hoops 3 on 3.
Like their DS game, Mario Sports Mix looks bright and impressive. As well as Basketball, Hockey, Dodgeball and Volleyball are also offered. The arenas are compact and focus on collecting items and special moves.
Four players can compete on the Wii in an experience that combines Wii-mote gestures and triggering special moves. I'm hoping it takes note of the excellent deep game play in Mario Charged Football, and offers something for older more experienced gamers as well as the casual player.
Mario Party Mix is released in 2011.
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