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Tennis Match is fantastic - everything else, not so much.....
Reviewed in Australia on 22 July 2018
For the tennis play itself - it is a fantastic game. However,there are just some minor let downs if you compare it to previous Mario Tennis series.
For starters - the options have been stripped when selecting a quick game. You have to go into a fiddly menu and eliminate settings in order to get your preferred court or game length.
The game length itself is very short - even the freeplay. There is little to no reward for playing any of the "cups" in tournament mode - and in online mode, there is little in the way of ensuring your online rival matches your skill setting (beginners go up against experts in online games - making the game extremely one sided, particularly when there is lagging glitches discovered by the experts). Everyone also selects Bowser Junior - because he has a clear defense advantage, making some online games literally being up against hundreds of bowser jnrs.
The music is also unremarkable - and youll soon be switching it off after a while. Even the themed courts dont take advantage of any character themes.
FInally, unlike the previous Mario Tennis games - there are no proper cutscenes, and the story mode is heavy text dependent - and playing a predictable quick story.
The basic tennis play of the game is fantastic - its a shame they dropped the ball on everything else.