Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash on the Nintendo Wii U ! That changes everything. Even I can run around on an electronic tennis court!
|Playing as Mario - a great all-rounder.|
|Each character becomes a giant if they run over the mushroom, making it easier to hit the ball and making the shots faster.|
And, of course, the more games you play and points you win, the more special settings you unlock. The boys love the 'mushroom court' which adds plenty of bounce; I liked the Bounce-out court, which spins the ball to the edges when it bounces, making it hard to return.
|There are a range of courts to choose from, and more to unlock later on. My favourite is the Bounce-out court.|
One of our favourite little extras is the unique responses from each character when they lose a point - from simply saying 'oh no!', through to sobbing and throwing a tantrum, they really did make us chuckle as we played on.
|Daisy does not take losing a shot well - she sobs and sinks to the floor (but is quite happy enough to jump up again for the next point, so don't feel too sorry for her!)|
|You can choose what is displayed on the Nintendo Wii U Game Pad screen to make it easier for you - here we have just a score board, but you can have it showing your player (with the TV showing your opponent in 2-player games).|
Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash is available to buy from Nintendo Official UK Store here.
Disclosure: We were sent the download code for this game for the purposes of review. All opinions are our own.