HBM Reviews: Mario Tennis Open

Hello people. Sorry that I couldn't recap the previous 2 Bleach episodes. The less recent was... just that bad, and I was away for the more recent one, but the next one will be on schedule. With that out of the way, let's get this show on the road.

It's been quite a while since the last Mario Tennis game, so what better time than now to come out with a new one? Mario Tennis Open tries to be more innovative with it's control scheme, but in the end, just isn't as good as you would hope.

You can either play with a Top View that requires moving with the D-Pad and Circle Pad, or a Dynamic View (Gyro Controls) that let's your character move manually while also letting you aim, and still being able to control movement on your own. You can fire different shots using different buttons or tapping that shot's icon on the Touch Screen.

Like the other Mario Tennis games, you can play a Tournament Mode (Singles or Doubles), a Free Play mode, Online, and some Mini-Games where you unlock the other characters, Unlike the the other handheld titles, there's no Story Mode, and you can buy equipment to give to your Mii to raise their stats, though the only way to make money is to play the Mini-Games.

This game gets very boring very fast, just like the other Mario Tennis games. It can be okay for if you're somewhere you don't expect to be able to play much. I'd recommend it for renting before you decide to buy it..

HBM, signing out.

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