Rated 8 out of 10 by Moonhead Fun and Addicting, but not perfect
I had never played any of the other mario tennis games, so this was my first one. I was a little skeptical about buying it because of mixed reviews, but I finally decided to get it a few days ago. The matches are extremely addicting and fun to play. It is kind of like tennis from wii sports, but with a mario twist on the 3DS. One thing I was disappointed in though was the way the game used the 3DS's features. Depending on how you hold the system, it will either give you a view of the court from above or behind your player. It seemed cool, but it was limited. While looking at the court from above you could see the beutiful 3D graphics, which were soe of the best I've seen so far. However, if you look behind your player you can use the gyroscope to look around, but unfortunatley the 3D graphics turn themself off for some reason. Its a shame you can only use one feature or the other. I would defenetly recomend this but the 3D's features are limited.
Rated 0 out of 10 by nintendega Nintendega's Preview for Mario Tennis Open
This game looks awesome. I have been playing Mario Tennis since the first, and I mean the very first no not Mario Tennis for the N64 Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy that game was awesome and so was the system. For those of you who don't know the Virtual Boy was a system released in between the SNES and the N64 in 1995. It's basically like the father to the 3DS because it was the first console to introduce 3D graphics. You looked into an eyeglass piece to see the game kind of like looking through binoculars. Anyway this game looks awesome I've played all of the games in the Mario Tennis series and this looks like it might be the best following close behind Mario Power Tennis for the GameCube. The Special Games mode looks fun and the use of the Miis looks really cool. I can't wait to customize my Mii's outfits. Everything looks great I can't wait! Oh and also, GameStop, NoA did NOT develop this game, Camelot did. Might wanna fix that.
Rated 9 out of 10 by andrewpbeast Fun Arcade Action
Mario Tennis Open may come off as a bit of a disappoint when you start playing for your first time. There is no RPG mode and the chance shots really change the game compared to previous Mario Tennis games. but if you adjust to the chance shots and learn to master them, then what awaits is a seriously awesome arcade experience with a ton of content. The characters and courses are great, and the tournaments are fun to play through. The mini-games are very interesting as well, especially Super Mario Tennis and Galaxy Rally. But the best part of the game is the online. You are rated and you can view your standings, and quickly go in and out of matches. It's nonstop fun and will keep you glued to your 3DS for a long time. Plus, dressing your Mii character up in a Wiggler costume and playing someone online with him is awesome. So you may not love it at first, but adjust to it and you will have an addicting arcade tennis game in your hands.
Rated 7 out of 10 by marchingbandt7 Great Game But Missing Something
I have already previously owned three different Mario Tennis Games, so buying this game was a no-brainer. When you start playing you immediately get sucked in. The gameplay is familiar, but innovative, replacing the star smash spots with color-coded smash spots for particular shots. There are many new characters to choose from and the option to customize your mii; however, when adding new items to your mii, you are not given individual stats for each item, but a cumulative average for all of them, which is annoying when I want to look at just one item. The part that really draws me away from this game is the lack of the RPG feature (those of you who played Mario Tennis on gameboy color or gameboy advanced know what I am talking about). I was really hoping to see them incorporate the RPG mode with the 3D graphics and really blow me away, but they didn't include it at all. Not only does it disappoint me, but it also takes away a good 40 hours of extra gameplay that would give the game a much greater lasting appeal. Overall, it's a fantastic game that you should definitely buy, but be prepared to run into some monotony after you beat all the tournaments.
Rated 6 out of 10 by charlesgerhart25 Slow Online Play
I think that this game for the 3DS deserves a 6 because of mostly my problem with its slow online play. If I had to change it, I would make it more regional, and I haven't been able to connect with anyone online, so I think it should gamers compete you within the region because of that. No to mention that a lot of the time, we ant connect o the internet, so I was hoping that they should have made regional local play, that sort of thing. But I have internet, so I have reason to complain.
Rated 8 out of 10 by MLBChris Fun but not without flaws
Being a Mario game, this game started out with high expectations, so i will rate it as so. The single player mode was fun and addicting, and it was fun trying to unlock some new costumes and characters. the controls were easy to learn and fun once you got it down. the graphics were good as well, and the courts and surrounding area were well designed. there were some downfalls, however. The first four cups were pretty easy, but the last 4, the last one especially, were rather difficult. Online play was fun. however, i did experience some SEVERE lag in about half of the online matches. other than that though, it was a pretty fun game.
Rated 8 out of 10 by hakman Fun Tennis game but nothing really new.
I am a sucker for everything Mario so buying this was a no brainer for me.I like this as a fun ,casual tennis game. There are tons of unlockables, if you play as your Mii. I really must say I like Mario 64 better because it just seems to have more personality than this game. I use the gyro control and I prefer this control method, in spite of what reviewers say. There is nothnig wrong with this game if you are a Mario fan but just don't expect to be blown away with any real new additions. My favorite aspect of the game is stepping on the items]star,mushroom,bomb,etc..] to alter your shot. I rate this overall an 8/10.
Rated 8 out of 10 by TheRyFry Great Game, but gets Frustrating and Boring
This game is great. I picked it up one of the first days it came out. The graphics are good but the lasting appeal isn't enough for me. It was fun for awhile, but it kind of got boring after a few weeks. There's no story, but they have the tournaments, which I think are fun. The sound was alright, the music was a little babyish for me at some courts but hey, I think they have some babyish music in a lot of Mario games. It was very easy to beat.
So, I'd suggest that you'd pick up this game if you're going on vacation so you can play. Just remember that this game won't be that fun after awhile.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Pilar The open is fast and fun, especially with others!
I've been a huge the Mario Tennis series and this game so far happens to be no different. It's obvious this game is trying to be huge on multiplayer/online play from the start and this is truly where the game shines the best. If you know three other people with a 3ds or if you're a fan of playing with other people via the online play you'll be sure to have a really great time playing this game, way more so than playing by yourself in single player! I would recommend this game to any Mario Tennis fan or for someone who likes fast paced action games with others.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Kayrahh Not what I expected
While the game is still fun, it's more like the previous console versions of Mario Tennis rather than the previous handheld versions. There's no RPG element as there has been in the GBC and GBA versions. If you're expecting to rise your way through the junior, senior, and varsity classes like I was, you'll be sorely disappointed. That said, the controls are easy to grasp, and there is a somewhat more advanced way to play by aiming the 3DS in the area you wish for the ball to go. The graphics are outstanding, and I love playing Mario Tennis in full 3D.