Mario Tennis Aces Co-op Challenge Gameplay

I actually had to edit this video because Camelot messed up the user interface again. When you first confirm that you want to play alone, it appears like if it’s already looking for other players to play with. Well, it’s not. You need to press the “Confirm” button again to actually start the player search, even though the bottom right icons make it seem like cancelling is the only option and that the “Confirm” button doesn’t do anything.

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Co-op players:

  • C as Waluigi
  • Nick as Boo
  • Izzy as Mario (default costume)

Mario Tennis Aces still fails at offering game options

At least the characters and mechanics are getting worked on, though.

I finally decided to start up Mario Tennis Aces again to check the last update they did to the game. As expected, they have not fixed the biggest problems with the game menus and options available.

Besides the much needed gameplay balance, one of the things that Mario Tennis Aces really needs are new game options, specially when playing offline. Like I said in my Quick Review a while ago, the game barely has any content and it depends mostly on the replay value of its simple online multiplayer. And the little content that it has is quite complicated and confusing to configure the way you want. Sadly, the rushed updates clearly indicate that the game was released incomplete, similar to how it happened to Mario Tennis Ultra Smash.

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Quick Review: Mario Tennis Aces

Similar to “A Look At”, “Quick Review” will be another type of post that I will be sharing on this site/blog from time to time.

The first quick review will be of the latest Mario Tennis game, Mario Tennis Aces. Aces is not a good game. Is it better than Ultra Smash? Yep, but only slightly.

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Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo was just an ad, not a stress test

While the Online Tournament Demo was going on and a few days after it finished, I noticed that a lot of people were commenting and excusing the connection issues by saying that this was supposed to be a network stress test and not a demo of how the game really would be. Actually, though, the Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo was just an advertisement. It was never intended to be a stress test and probably never used as one.

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Rie’s Quick Guide to Mario Tennis Aces

Hi, everyone. It’s me, Rie Kanari, N Masters Official Representative. ^_^

So Link-NM told me I could post and share this with all of you who are now trying Mario Tennis Aces through its Online Tournament Demo, specially since a lot of you seem to be new to the franchise. Continue reading “Rie’s Quick Guide to Mario Tennis Aces”

Mario Tennis Aces Online Tournament Demo will be region locked

As proven by the screenshot below, Mario Tennis Aces: Online Tournament Demo seems to be region locked. While the software inside seems to be the exact same one, the internal IDs are different, so you can have two copies of the demo on your Switch.

What this means is that you won’t be able to play against people from other regions during the demo. (Which is proven by the fact that each region has their own schedule to play the demo.)

So far, it seems the full version will not be region locked, though, as it is possible to open the Japanese eShop listing through the American demo.

(Sushi Striker’s case is a bit different which I’ll explain in a different post.)