January 27, 2017
Mario Sports Superstars Out On March 11
Nintendo Australia have announced that on March 11, Mario and the gang will take to the pitch, field, court, links and even the track, when Mario Sports Superstars is released for Nintendo 3DS. Check out the trailer below, which shows of Baseball.
With five fully-fledged sports games included, Mario Sports Superstars offers something for everyone. Soccer fans will compete in full-on 11-a-side matches, and will need to master both team tactics and individual skills in order to be victorious. Fans of the Mario Golf and Mario Tennis series will be familiar with the classic gameplay on offer in the golf and tennis games here, developed by Camelot Software Planning. Baseball fans will need to work on their batting and pitching techniques, as heavy-hitters such as Bowser are lining up to knock it out of the park in the first Mario-themed baseball title to be released in Australia and New Zealand in over 10 years.
In Horse Racing, aspiring jockeys must saddle up, jump over obstacles and gallop to the finish line first to be crowned as champion. Collecting carrots along the way will replenish your stamina, while collecting stars will enable to you to use the special Star Dash technique, greatly improving your chances of victory. Players can also show their caring side by visiting their favourite horses in Stable Mode. By petting, feeding and grooming a horse, players can build a special bond with it which will work to their advantage on the racing track.
Each of the five sports on offer in Mario Sports Superstars can be enjoyed in single-player, local multiplayer and online multiplayer modes. In single-player mode, players can take part in tutorials and challenges to hone their skills before entering a number of tournaments suited to all skill levels. Multiplayer mode allows sports fans to compete with their family and friends, either locally or online. There’s also the option to challenge players of similar skill levels from around the world.
Whether you prefer power or precision, there are 18 characters to choose from in Mario Sports Superstars – 16 are available from the outset, while two more can be unlocked by completing specific tournaments and challenges. The Mario Sports Superstars series of 90 amiibo cards (five for each character) builds upon this extensive roster by allowing players to unlock more powerful versions of each character in each sport.
With five fully-fledged sports to enjoy, a huge cast of 18 characters to play as and 90 amiibo cards to power up the experience, Mario Sports Superstars will offer endless sporting fun for everyone when it arrives on Nintendo 3DS family systems on 11th March.