Mario Sports Superstars

System: Nintendo 3DS Release date: 10/03/2017
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Become a Superstar – it's Mario Sports time!

Take to the field with an all-star line-up in Mario Sports Superstars, an action-packed selection of supercharged sports only for Nintendo 3DS family systems. Set your squad of Super Mario favourites on the road to superstardom in five of the world’s most popular sports, and compete with others nearby and online*!

Five fully-fledged sports

Tear up the turf in 11-a-side Football matches, slug it out in Baseball, get on the green in Golf and own the court in Tennis. For something a bit different, saddle up and get ready for some fast-paced Horse Racing! These are full-scale sports, featuring layers of depth, strategy and real-world authenticity.

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You against the world

Each sport features its own in-depth single-player mode with various tournaments to conquer, as well as a number of multiplayer options, so you can duke it out with friends and foes, near or far. Compete via Local Play or take the rivalry online in all five sports!

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At the top of your game

You can up your game with the new range of Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards (available as part of a software bundle)! You don’t need amiibo cards to play, but by tapping them in, you can boost your characters’ stats and abilities, and even unlock new gear for them to use. Look out for specially-marked packages at launch, which include one randomly-selected amiibo card!

You can find out more in our amiibo section

An all-star line-up

A number of Mushroom Kingdom favourites are ready to battle it out for supremacy, so you can assemble the ultimate squad! In team sports, pick your squad mates wisely – each character has their own strengths and weaknesses, and a well-balanced team could make all the difference.

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Practice makes perfect

If you’re making your debut in any particular sport, be sure to get familiar with the ins and outs before you head out onto the pitch. Training modes for each sport allow you to get to grips with the basics, then you can hone your skills further in minigames.

Ready for kick-off? Let’s play some Football!

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What you need to know

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Football

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Lace up your boots and get ready for the big match, with full-on 11-a-side footballing action! Play your way through single-player tournaments in front of sell-out crowds and become world-beaters, or go head-to-head in multiplayer matches for up to four people.

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Squad goals

Assemble your dream team and select your favoured formation, then take to the turf for some seriously ferocious footie! Each character has their own attributes, so experiment with different teams, formations and play styles to find the winning formula.

With a complete squad at your disposal, work the ball into your opponent's half and try to find an opening. Will you play it neat and narrow, or spread it out to the wings and whip some crosses into the box? Your call, gaffer!

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Pick that out!

Keep the ball moving to charge your special gauge, then unleash an almighty special shot to really test the opposition ‘keeper. Characters who favour Technique will try to curl one into the top corner, while Power players like Bowser will put their laces right through it. You just don’t save those!

Silky skills

You can even perform spectacular skill moves while dribbling to get past your opponents, and mix it up with a range of different passing options. Trick your way into the box with some feints and step overs, then drill in a cross for the strikers to hammer home. Gooooaaalllll!

Ready to hit a home run? Let’s play some Baseball!

Baseball

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Step up to the plate and knock it out of the park in Baseball! Draft your team of nine and head out into one of four huge stadiums to play ball, Super Mario style. Go the whole nine innings as you pitch and bat your way to glory, alone or with others.

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Swing away

Dust off those cleats and get ready to dominate the diamond, with a number of different swings and tactical options. Power swings are tougher to pull off than contact swings, but can send the ball absolutely soaring, while powerful special moves can really turn a game on its head.

Strategic players will also appreciate the bunt option, providing an almost guaranteed hit, while baserunners can be instructed with a number of quick options. Round third base and head for the home stretch!

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Pitch perfect

You’ll have a similar amount of control when it comes to pitching, too. Depending on the character you’re playing as, you’ll have access to all sorts of different pitch techniques, like screwballs, forkballs, sliders and more. Keep the batter guessing as you place your throws to perfection and send ‘em packing.

Strategically pick off runners by telling your fielders which base to throw to, set your infield to sit deep or push closer, bring in relief pitchers to replace tired players and much more. Just like in the real sport, there’s a lot of strategy to consider!

Serve up some fun in Tennis!

Tennis

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Tennis, anyone? Take to the court and serve up thrilling end-to-end action in this classic racket sport. Expertly chain together lobs, drop shots and more at just the right time to keep your opponents on their toes.

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Mix it up

In tennis, it’s all about timing, positioning and, more crucially, choosing the right shot for the job. Lob opponents who’re adopting a high line, or pepper deep-sitters with some power shots into the far corner, using the Circle Pad to aim. Keep the rally going for a chance to unleash a blazing Ultra Smash and really overwhelm the opposition!

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Simply sublime

Wield your racket like a pro and fend off all-comers to take top spot in the tournaments. Wow the crowd by performing acrobatic jump shots and showy chance shots, or, if you’d prefer, play in Simple mode for a more straightforward tennis experience where your speed, strategy and reactions become even more crucial!

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Double the fun

Just like in the other sports, you can play solo or with others. Up to four can play via Local Play or online*. Struggling to get the numbers? You can tap in a Mario Sports Superstars amiibo card (available as part of a software bundle), and have that character join as your very own Doubles partner, so there’s always someone to play with!

Take a swing at Golf!

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Golf

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Fore! For something a bit more laid back, grab your clubs and head to the fairway for a few rounds of Golf. From the leafy pines of Emerald Woods to the sandy slopes of Crystal Beach, go from link to link and tackle the tournaments in golfing action that’s anything but par for the course.

As with the other sports, you can take a swing at computer-controlled opponents, or putt your skills to the test against friends near or far with Local Play and online* options.

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Tee off!

Choose the right club for the shot and swing away, taking into account the distance, wind strength and terrain. Advanced players can use the manual shot mode for extra precision, allowing you to strike the ball more accurately to add curve and spin to your drives.

You can cycle through several different camera options with the Touch Screen, so whether you’re teeing off or lining up that nerve-racking Birdie putt on the green, you can always get the best view of the action.

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In Stroke Play, you call the shots – play up to nine holes and affect environmental settings like the wind strength, as well as the tee position and hole order. Brush up on your approach play in the training mode, or take on the Ring Challenge to prove your putting prowess.

Gallop over to the Horse Racing section!

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Horse Racing

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Leap into the saddle of your very own race horse and don’t stop ‘til you’ve cleared the final furlong. In this high-speed sport, you’ll go neck-and-neck with other racers as you dodge obstacles, leap over hazards and dash to the finish line. Up to six players can race together via Local Play or jump online*.

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And they’re off!

Choose your jockey and horse, then speed around 12 different courses set in four distinct areas, each with its own look and feel. Tracks are littered with useful pick-ups, like stamina-replenishing carrots and special-building Stars, so there’s plenty of opportunity to giddy-up and get ahead.

Once you’ve grabbed enough Stars, unleash your Star Dash to get an incredible speed boost and rush to the front of the pack. You can even perform double jumps to reach high-up items and get the upper hand on the opposition.

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Stick together

Naturally, you’ll be eager to get to the front of the pack, but don’t get too far ahead – horses actually run faster when they’re galloping together. This phenomenon is known as the Herd Effect, and it means that streaming off way out in front is a bad idea. Steady yourself, stay with the chasing pack and use your dash wisely.

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Take a break

After an exhausting race, head to the Stable and reward your trusty steed with some well-deserved R&R. You can feed, pet, and brush your horse, or if you fancy an open-air stroll, why not take it for a walk? By looking after your horse and keeping it in tip-top condition, you’ll improve its Mood, so it’ll perform better on race day. You can unlock new accessories for it to wear, too!

Get ready to attain Superstar status in the amiibo section

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amiibo

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Become a Superstar with the new range of Mario Sports Superstars amiibo cards (available as part of a software bundle)! Set your Mushroom Kingdom heroes on the road to superstardom, boost their stats and abilities, and achieve dream team status with these collectible cards.

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Some kind of Superstar

Once you’ve achieved Star Character status with one of your characters, you can tap in an amiibo card of that character to begin a fun minigame called Road to Superstar. If you’re successful, that character will then become a Superstar! Superstar characters are at the top of their game, and you can even use them in multiplayer to get the upper hand on friends and foes.

What’s more, you can use amiibo cards to unlock cool new gear for your characters to use, like tennis rackets, baseball bats and more.

Software bundle

Look out for specially-marked packs* of Mario Sports Superstars at launch, which include one randomly selected amiibo card as well as a handy chart, so you can keep track of your collection!

Using amiibo

If you own a New Nintendo 3DS or New Nintendo 3DS XL, you can use amiibo on the NFC area on the bottom screen. You can also use amiibo on Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS via the NFC Reader/Writer accessory (sold separately).

See compatible amiibo

*Copies of the game from the first-print run are marked with “Contains one randomly selected amiibo card!” on the packaging. 

Categories

Sports

Players

1 - 6

Publisher

Nintendo

More information

Age rating

TBD

Download version (Nintendo 3DS)

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

10/03/2017

Languages

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

Download size

6588 blocks

Nintendo 3DS Game Card

System

Nintendo 3DS (European version)

Release date

10/03/2017

Languages

English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian