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Mario Tennis Open
What the deuce?
by Tom Worthington 17/5/2012
Product: Mario Tennis Open
Developer: Camelot
Publisher: Nintendo
Format: 3DS
Genre: Sports
Players: 1-4
Networking: wireless (network), sharing one cartridge
Version: Europe
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Six years ago, Nintendo's Wii Sports served up a simple game of tennis.

Despite your not being able to directly control your player's movements on court, Tennis's accessible nature made batting balls back and forth a peaceful practice that blew up like a modern-day Pong.

Six years on, Mario and co.'s long-overdue return to the tennis stadium has picked up more influence from the Wii version than previous handheld iterations.

Giving a toss

First off, though: the way in which you hold your 3DS for Mario Tennis Open is just as important as the way you'd hold your tennis racquet in real life. ...
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Putting accessibility over its heritage, Mario Tennis Open is likely to win over more newcomers than returning players
Audio/visual: 8
Gameplay: 7
Value: 7
Innovation: 6
Overall: 7
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