Mario Tennis (series)

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Mario Tennis
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First Installment Mario's Tennis (1995)
Latest Installment Mario Tennis Open (2012)
Number of Installments 6 (5 main, 1 port, 1 indirect)
Parent Series Mario

The Mario Tennis series is a series of six tennis games that feature Mario and his friends playing tennis. These games include "Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy, Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color, Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64, Mario's Tennis, Mario Tennis: Power Tour for the Game Boy Advance, Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube, and New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis for the Wii, as well as Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS. Half of the series have a very large amount of characters, that were only featured in the Mario Tennis series.

Main Games[edit]

Mario's Tennis[edit]

Mario's Tennis

Mario's Tennis is a Virtual Boy game, the first game of the Mario Tennis series. It was later followed by Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. It features Mario and his friends playing a classic game of tennis. The game was one of the first Virtual Boy games to be released and is one out of the only three Mario games to be released on the Virtual Boy.

Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)[edit]

Mario Tennis (N64)

Mario Tennis is a Nintendo 64 video game, later released for the Game Boy Color. It features Mario and his friends playing a classic game of tennis, with a few Mario twists. It was originally going to be called Mario's Dream Tennis, but was changed for unknown reasons. This game marked the debut of Waluigi, and also Princess Daisy and Birdo's re-entries into the Mario series.

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)[edit]

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)

Mario Tennis is a tennis game for the Game Boy Color. The game features Mario and other characters. It also introduced a RPG-like story mode, where the player controlled Alex or Nina on a tennis adventure to beat the best of all players, Mario.

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Mario Power Tennis

Mario Power Tennis is a game for the Nintendo GameCube. It is the sequel of Mario Tennis for the Nintendo 64. In this game, Mario and his various friends (and enemies) meet up to play a few rounds of tennis. Like previous Mario sports titles, all the playable characters have special Power Shots to make the game more interesting. Additionally, there are courts in the game that have special effects and events during the game. Also, there are special games for each court to play with.

Mario Tennis: Power Tour[edit]

Mario Tennis: Power Tour

Mario Tennis: Power Tour is very similar to its GameCube counterpart, except it is for the Game Boy Advance. It brings back the RPG elements of its predecessor. The game is not compatible with Mario Power Tennis like its golf counterpart. The PAL region's name for this game is Mario Power Tennis (same as the GameCube game).

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Mario Tennis Open

Mario Tennis Open is the latest game in the series, and was released for the Nintendo 3DS. It features some elements from Mario Power Tennis from the Nintendo GameCube. This game features gyroscope support and online multiplayer (via Nintendo Network). The new playable characters are Baby Peach, Dry Bowser, Luma, and Metal Mario.

Ports[edit]

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Mario Power Tennis for the New Play Control!

This game is a port of Mario Power Tennis for the Nintendo GameCube. For the Wii version of Mario Power Tennis (via the New Play Control! lineup), the controls are not like the Nintendo Gamecube version, since the game makes use of the Wii's motion controls. This version includes a tutorial movie to demonstrate how to use the Wii Remote in this game. Players can choose to play with the Wii Remote only, or with the Wii Remote/Nunchuk combination for advanced control of playable character participants.

Gameplay Menu[edit]

In the five installments of the Mario Tennis series, many gameplay menus appear. Below is a list of them in alphabetical order.

Menu MT(N64) MT(GBC) MPT MTPT MTO
Connectivity Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Exhibition Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Item Battle Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Mario Minigames Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Ring Shot Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
RPG style Story Mode X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg
Tournament Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg

Courts[edit]

In the five installments of the Mario Tennis series, many Mario courts appear. Below is a list of them in alphabetical order.

Court MT(N64) MT(GBC) MPT MTPT MTO
Comet Observatory X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Dark World Check mark.svg1 X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Delfino Plaza X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Donkey Kong Jungle Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Luigi's Mansion X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Mario Bros. Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Mushroom Gorge X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Peach's Castle Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Ricco Harbor X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Sherbet Land X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Stadium Area X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Wario's Place Check mark.svg Check mark.svg1 Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Yoshi's Island Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg

1 - Playable only after used Connectivity

Mario Tennis (Nintendo 64)[edit]

Mario Tennis (Game Boy Color)[edit]

Mario Power Tennis[edit]

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Playable Characters[edit]

In the six installments of the Mario Tennis series, many Mario characters appear. Below is a list of them in alphabetical order.

Character MT(VB) MT(N64) MT(GBC) MPT MTPT MTO
Baby Mario X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Baby Peach X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Birdo X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Black Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Blue Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Boo X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Bowser X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Bowser Jr. X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Daisy X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Diddy Kong X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Donkey Kong X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Donkey Kong Jr. Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Dry Bowser X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Fly Guy X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Koopa Troopa Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Light Blue Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Luigi Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Luma X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Metal Mario X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Mario Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Paratroopa X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Peach Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Petey Piranha X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Pink Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Red Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Shy Guy X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Toad Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Waluigi X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg
Wario X mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg
White Yoshi X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Wiggler X mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg X mark.svg
Yellow Yoshi X mark.svg Check mark.svg1 X mark.svg Check mark.svg2 X mark.svg Check mark.svg
Yoshi Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg Check mark.svg X mark.svg Check mark.svg

1 - Playable in only Multiplayer/Special Games
2 - Color changed by using Rolling Egg Return

Trivia[edit]

  • In Nintendo Monopoly, there is a Brick Block/Coin Block card that rewards $100 for winning a tennis tournament.
  • Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach are the only characters that are playable in every Mario Tennis game to date.
    • Bowser, Donkey Kong and Waluigi have also appeared in all of the main Mario Tennis games, not counting the Virtual Boy title.
      • Luigi is the only playable character to appear as a default character in every game.