Nintendo Press Release
Did You Know?
Mario Power Tennis Teaches the Basics, Then Hammers All the Rules
Nov. 8, 2004
The keys to winning a tennis match in the real world are fast
footwork, consistency and a wicked backhand. Enter the realm of Mario
Power Tennis(tm) , exclusively for Nintendo GameCube(tm), and the
secret to winning includes Power Shots like Mario's Iron Hammer,
Luigi's Squeaky Mallet and Peach's Super Peach Spin.
Thrills abound in the new Mario Power Tennis video game, launching
today. Up to four players can compete on a single screen as they show
off thunderous backhands or return soaring lobs. From Mario(tm) to
Bowser, each character has unique offensive and defensive Power Shots
that turn a friendly game of tennis into mania on the court.
Tennis purists can play a standard game without fancy trick moves, a
feature that also lets novices learn the basics before moving on to
more advanced action. A series of mini-games and special modes let
players hone their tennis skills while competing in a variety of crazy
Mario Power Tennis, Rated E for Everyone, sells at an MSRP of $49.99.