Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)

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This article is about the game Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color. For information about the Nintendo 64 game of the same name, see here.
Mario Tennis
MarioTennisGBC.jpg
Developer(s) Camelot
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Game Boy Color, Virtual Console
Release date Game Boy Color
Japan November 1, 2000
USA January 16, 2001[1]
Europe February 2, 2001
Australia February 2, 2001

Virtual Console (3DS)
Japan June 26, 2013
USA December 26, 2013
Europe January 2, 2014
Australia January 2, 2014
Genre Tennis
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) 1-2 players
Media
Input
Game Boy Color:
Nintendo 3DS:

Mario Tennis is a tennis game for the Game Boy Color. The game features Mario and many other characters.

Play Modes[edit]

Mario Tennis has several different modes. The modes are Mario Tour, Exhibition, Linked Play, and Mario Minigames.

Mario Tour (Story Mode)[edit]

In Mario Tour, the player takes control of Alex or Nina. They are the new students trying to make their way up the ranks at the Royal Academy, a school for tennis. At the beginning of the game, the player gets to choose whether they are going to play singles or doubles matches, and can change between either whenever they want. The players partner can be either Harry or Kate.

In Mario Tour, the player's character does exercises with coaches and plays against higher ranked players in order to get a higher rank for him or herself. Higher ranks mean they can challenge better players. Eventually, they can get a high enough rank to enter the Island Open. After the Island Open the player can face Mario in singles on the Castle Court. In doubles, both Mario and Peach.

As the player progresses through the ranks, the player gets to increase their characters ability in different areas (similar to an RPG).

Exhibition[edit]

In this mode, the player plays a single game of tennis. The player may choose what character both they and the computer uses as well as the court and computer's difficulty level. Both singles and doubles are available in Exhibition.

Linked Play[edit]

Linked Play is just like Exhibition Mode, except that the player plays against another human player instead of a computer. Linked Play requires two Game Boy Colors, two copies of Mario Tennis for the GBC, and a link cable.

Mario Minigames[edit]

This is a group of minigames presented by various Nintendo characters. Some need to be unlocked. The minigames include:

Nintendo 64 Transfer[edit]

With a copy of Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64, a Nintendo 64, a Transfer Pack, and a copy of Mario Tennis for the GBC, it is possible to transfer information between the two versions of the game. Characters from the Game Boy Color game can be transferred to the Nintendo 64 game and vice-versa.

Characters[edit]

There are many characters in this game. Just note that not all of the characters are starters, but some of them are unlockable. Some of the characters are non-playable also. The unlockable characters can be unlocked through the N64 Transfer, completing something. Below is a full list of all of the characters in the game.

Default Characters[edit]

Mario Characters[edit]

Species Members[edit]

Notable Members (these characters must be created before they are usable)[edit]

Unlockable Characters[edit]

Mario Characters[edit]

  • Mario (All-Around) (Defeat him in Mario Tour (Final) in Singles)
  • Princess Peach (Technique) (Defeat her in Mario Tour (Final) in Doubles)

Transferable Characters[edit]

  • Yoshi (Speed) (Unlocked through N64 Transfer)
  • Wario (Power) (Unlocked through N64 Transfer)
  • Waluigi (Technique) (Unlocked through N64 Transfer)
  • Bowser (Power) (Unlocked through N64 Transfer)

Species Members[edit]

  • Pam (All-Around) (Unlocked by completing Singles in Junior Champ)
  • Bob (Power) (Unlocked by completing Singles in Junior Champ)
  • Beth (Speed) (Unlocked by completing Singles in Junior Champ)
  • Fay (Power) (Unlocked by completing Singles in Senior Champ)
  • Curt (Tricky) (Unlocked by completing Singles in Senior Champ)

Notable Members[edit]

  • Mark (All-Around) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Doubles in Varsity Squad)
  • Sammi (Techinique) (Defeat her in Mario Tour by Singles or Doubles in Island Open)
  • Sean (All-Around) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Doubles in Island Open)
  • Spike (All-Around) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Singles or Doubles in Island Open)
  • Elden (Speed) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Doubles in Island Open)
  • Emily (Speed) (Defeat her in Mario Tour by Singles in Island Open)
  • A. Coz (Tricky) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Singles or Doubles in Island Open)
  • B. Coz (Power) (Defeat him in Mario Tour by Doubles in Island Open)

Non-Playable Characters[edit]

Mario Characters[edit]

N64 Status Icon Cameos[edit]

N64 on GBC Icon

Notable Members[edit]

Courts[edit]

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color) staff

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color).

Trivia[edit]

Daisy's appearance at Peach's side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Date info of Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color) from TMK, retrieved 11/26/2012