1LUIGITORNADOTue 29th May 2018
I think everyone wanted an RPG like story mode that existed in the handheld games.
2WreckitRyanTue 29th May 2018
I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited for a Mario sports game! All this hype has me wanting to learn how to play actual tennis, which is really saying something…for me at least.
3Rika_YoshitakeTue 29th May 2018
I can already see it “the story in mario tennis aces didn’t move us like TLOU did” /apply palm to face
4DimasaurusTue 29th May 2018
Cannot wait to play this
5AcridSkullTue 29th May 2018
Single player sounds great, interested to see the options for playing online with friends though.
6frabbitTue 29th May 2018
@Rika_Yoshitake “The story mode did not delve into the darker side of humanity in the way games like Eternal Darkness did”.
7holygeez03Tue 29th May 2018
Strikers would have been better for this year in my opinion (World Cup)… but hopefully we get a good Golf and Strikers at some point on Switch.
8JHDKTue 29th May 2018
A quality Mario sports game can quickly become a time sucking monster for me. I have high hopes for this title.
9PhilKenSebbenTue 29th May 2018
Is the demo soon? Not the network thingy, but the actual demo? Or have I gone further insane and dreamed that a demo was announced?
10chardirTue 29th May 2018
@PhilKenSebben There’s only the ‘Pre-launch Online Tournament Demo’ which is 1st-3rd June
11Toads-FriendTue 29th May 2018
12Ralek85Tue 29th May 2018
After World Tennis Tour not leaving an impression, at least not a good one, I’m really glad Aces is shaping up to be really solid Mario Tennis title. I would have prefered a new Virtua Tennis, as Aces might be a bit to arcade’y for me at times, but I’m confident I will still have a good time with it, even though it might not fit be a 100% perfect fit for what I am looking for. Definitely going to try the demo at the end of the week. Hopefully, it will reinfoce my desire to get this game right away at launch
131UP_MARIOTue 29th May 2018
Can’t wait. Looks fun
14gcunitTue 29th May 2018
Wish you could tone down the trails on the ball – it only actually looks like a tennis ball when the point ends, the rest of the time it’s an over-done shooting star effect by the looks of it.
15brutalpandaTue 29th May 2018
Not sure about it if the story mode is contrived. Donkey Kong won’t let you pass if you don’t beat him in match? How hard can it be to write something that makes a little more sense.
16KIROTue 29th May 2018
I’m down for this. I’m in the mood for a change in genre and this hands on is making all the right noises for me.
17Anti-MatterTue 29th May 2018
I want Mii joined in Mario Tennis Aces.
18TarolusaTue 29th May 2018
@Anti-Matter You’re probably the first person I’ve ever seen that actively wants the Mii’s to be playable in a game XD
19NovaCamTue 29th May 2018
”With a swing of the Infinity Racquet, I will erase half of the court; your half.”
20The_MysteronTue 29th May 2018
@1UP_MARIO Mario’s tennis shoes in this picture are absolutely adorable
21Alucard83Tue 29th May 2018
@holygeez03 nah, not everything needs to be a game from a theme like worldcup. just enjoy the game
22SintonTue 29th May 2018
23WrongChopsTue 29th May 2018
@brutalpanda you want a story about a world-hopping plumber playing tennis against a talking Gorilla to make more sense?
24Marios-love-childTue 29th May 2018
Does it have motion controls?
25PhilKenSebbenTue 29th May 2018
@chardir Crazier it is then. Ha haaa! Insanity.
26HighlarTue 29th May 2018
Hmm…I was really hoping for some commentary on how it felt using both button and motion controls. Sounds like the game is shaping up VERY nicely, but my favorite Wii Sports game by far was Tennis…and I’ve been hoping the motion controls for this are as good as that was…but I’ve not really heard much on that point yet.
27YorumiTue 29th May 2018
I’m still waiting for a final review but it sounds good so far. I’m just weary after ultra smash.
281UP_MARIOTue 29th May 2018
@Marios-love-child yes it has a swing mode
29Grant007Tue 29th May 2018
30NEStalgiaTue 29th May 2018
@LUIGITORNADO I’ve never played a Mario Tennis game (other than Virtual Boy….we won’t go there…. ) but even with that I agree. The RPG story for Sushi Striker is what makes the game!
31marck13Tue 29th May 2018
Great! Now if this was icehockey, i‘d be so pumped
32ChayshirinTue 29th May 2018
Can’t wait to play this with my girlfriend.
33Mgene15Tue 29th May 2018
Will be getting this day 1
34HobbitGamerTue 29th May 2018
Day 1 for me. Last tennis I played since Wii Sports was the Sega all star on 360.
35Turbo857Tue 29th May 2018
According to the game’s page on nintendo.com, it’s got motion controls. But I’d really like to hear about it before I purchase.
36JayJTue 29th May 2018
I want this game
37WiltonRootsTue 29th May 2018
No Frostbite Engine no buy Nintendo!
38USWITCH64Tue 29th May 2018
Just make a good tennis game, all this slowing down time bollox is an unwanted gimmick in my book
39USWITCH64Tue 29th May 2018
@gcunit totally agree, I think the last game to be a regular tennis ball was the excellent mario tennis on n64. Hate that stupid ball effect and won’t be buying if you can’t turn it off
40FidgetTue 29th May 2018
Game looks awesome, Alex your a legend but you need to listen to the majority and change the way you say Mario though I feel at this stage you’re doing it just to annoy us. Must buy for me
41WaitroseDad64Tue 29th May 2018
@holygeez03 yes it does feel like a missed opportunity. I get the feeling that that series doesn’t get much love, but for me it’s probably the best Mario sports games out there.
42AngeloOliveiraTue 29th May 2018
I want this game, but would like more a real tennis with championship and real players.
43mauhlin12Wed 30th May 2018
I guess the story isn’t any weirder than rap battling to see who gets to use the bathroom first and if you lose you soil yourself. Maybe my tolerance for video game stories that are supposed to be wacky is a little too high?
44brutalpandaWed 30th May 2018
@WrongChops I take it you don’t want a decent story in a Mario tennis game’s story mode.
45WrongChopsWed 30th May 2018
I can assuredly say that stories of any kind are the least of my priorities when playing any game in the Mario franchise. This is even more so when playing a sports title, even speaking as someone who has been playing Mario Tennis games since the Game Boy Colour. It will be a silly, means to and ends way of taking you across a map, with a sense of progression encompassing different gameplay styles and challenges. I’m not expecting Shakespeare.
Sorry @brutalpanda but the short answer is an emphatic ‘no, I don’t care’.
46molkomWed 30th May 2018
When I read the game would have RPG elements it got my hopes up, but seeing the colour trails and trick shots worry me. Once Nintendo believed in their skills to make the core tennis gameplay so fun that the extras weren’t really needed but just the cherry on top. I truly hope it’s the same here, but I fear we’ll never see a Super Tennis or old-school Mario Tennis again (GBA version rocked, N64 was also OK). Gd I feel old
47OnionThu 31st May 2018
Honestly, the Mario Tennis games stopped being good after Gamecube for me, even then, I felt the N64 game was superior. The RPG games on GBC and GBA were great however.
48brutalpandaFri 1st Jun 2018
@WrongChops yeah im not expecting Shakespeare either, you’re going to the far end with that one. also if Odyssey didn’t have a strong story it would have not been as good of a game. The story and game design went hand in hand.
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