It is hard to believe that Nintendo is ending its original run for the Nintendo Wii, and bringing out the next level of gameplay with the upcoming Wii U. Many gamers are anxious to see what he next rabbits out of the hat Nintendo will be coming out with next. But for those whom have already bought the original Wii, that doesn't mean that there are still some great games worth checking out. Back in 2008, they have decided to reissue some of their classic game from the Nintendo Gamecube, and re-develop and re-design them with controls suited for the Wii-mote. That was the case with Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Pimkin 2 and Mario Power Tennis. The games have delivered each well from the early 2000's on the Gamecube, and they have each delivered again on the Wii. But, they have all recently been re-released at a much less expensive price. The question is though is it still worth the money for a single Game, Set, Match?! Absolutely.
Nintendo Selects: Mario Power Tennis brings in a serving action that only Mario and his friends know how to do in tennis. The gameplay is still just as strong as even when it was originally released on the Wii and the Gamecube several years ago. The game handles well as Mario, Luigi, Yoshi and his friends try to serve their way to the championship of the mushroom kingdom. The game is very exciting as you serve your way on classic courts including clay and grassy courts, all the way to courts on Bowser's castle to a classic original 80's style Mario Brothers themed court with pow blocks, to the mayhem of the Wario Factory. The graphics handle well, and are fully brought from the original Nintendo Gamecube era nicely, but the control is where the game goes to extremes as you try to serve, smash and lob your way to the top by flicking the Wii-mote as your tennis racket.
All in all, I loved playing Mario Power Tennis when it originally came out for the Nintendo Gamecube, and if have loved playing the original game, you'll love Nintendo Selects: Mario Power Tennis. It definitely is worth its money not just in play, but also in fun. While so many people are anxious to see what will be the next sports game for the upcoming Wii U, Mario and his friends will be butting mushrooms with, this is a great game to check out in the meantime, and that is not a double fault.
Fun & Enjoyment: B- for solo play; B for multiplayer