Valshier 4 months ago 1 Mario Tennis Aces was a little low on content when it launched but I really they the fleshed it out with all the patches. It now has what is probably the biggest character roster and they also fixed a lot of the menu options that were missing like being able to play normal versions of every court. They have also continued to do balance patches with each new character release. We'll see where the balance ends up after Dry Bowser comes out as what is probably the last character I hope they buff Kamek by then. I've played all the Mario Tennis games except Open and the gameplay seems to be the best tied with Mario Power Tennis.
Round 1: 1 set of 2 games Semifinals: 1 set of 2 games Finals: 3 sets of 2 games Total rackets: 6 Round 1: 1 set of 2 games Semifinals: 3 sets of 2 games Finals: 3 sets of 2 games Total rackets: 7 Round 1: 1 set of 2 games Semifinals: 3 sets of 2 games Finals: 5 sets of 2 games Total rackets: 8 Online Tournament Players can connect to the internet to compete against other human players in online tournaments.
In order to participate, players need to have the latest version of the game and a Nintendo Switch Online subscription. They can participate in the standard class, simple class, or as of December the doubles class.
For the doubles class, the player can pick a partner either locally or online. As of December , online tournaments consist of one preliminary round followed by a semifinal and a final round, similarly to how the COM tournaments are structured.
Originally, tournaments featured three preliminary rounds instead of only one. In every online tournament match, there is one set with two games and in the standard and doubles classes each player has only two rackets.
Players can obtain rating points by winning matches, or lose points otherwise. The amount of points earned or lost in a match depends on the player's performance. If someone has rank B 2, points or higher, they will start each tournament from the semifinals. When players enter a month's tournament for the first time, the points they had obtained during their last online tournament period played are rounded and kept for the current tournament period, along with their rank.
Each tournament period keeps track of player statistics such as tournament wins, round wins, and round losses, with the latter two being calculated in a win ratio.
When the player wins a championship, they are congratulated with a trophy resembling the Special Cup from other Mario titles. However, unlike in COM tournaments, characters that are used to win an online tournament are not given a crown on the character selection screen.
Between July and July , playing at least one match in an online tournament each month awarded the player with an additional character as a participation bonus. Starting with the January tournament, the player can also earn Participation Points, which can reward alternate costumes.
Players who forfeit the match in this way too many times will not be permitted to participate in the rankings. In this mode, four players which can be local and online participate in a limited-time online event to earn points that can unlock alternate costumes and colors for playable characters.
The player can wait 60 seconds for the console to search and connect to other players. If not enough players are found in this timeframe, the game will substitute them with computer players. The player can choose to keep searching for online players for more seconds.
For more information about this mode's contents, see below. Free Play This mode allows players to play custom matches at their leisure. Up to four players can join in Free Play, both locally and online. By pressing the or button, players access a menu where they can change the match rules, with the following options: Match Type Singles Only: Every match is 1 vs.
Doubles Only: Every match is 2 vs. Singles and Doubles: Singles and doubles matches are chosen at random. Doubles Partners Random: A computer or human player is chosen at random as a doubles partner for the first player. P1 and P2: The second player is chosen as a doubles partner for the first player.
P1 and Random Player: A random participating human player is chosen as a doubles partner for the first player. These determine how fast they react and build up energy. Intermediate players and up also often approach and remain near the net to hit the ball early.
Play Style Standard: Players can gain energy in a gauge and use it to perform special moves. Simple Beginner : Players can only use classic tennis moves.
Computer players will send the ball at a moderate speed. Simple: Players can only use classic tennis moves. Computer players will send the ball at a higher speed.
Play Time Tournament: Players have to win two games in a set in order to win the match. If both players win one game in each set, a tiebreaker will commence.
Quick Play: A tiebreaker match, in which players have to score 7 points in order to win. Extended Play: Two sets, each divided into two games, and a tiebreaker. The player who wins two consecutive games in a set wins the match.
A tiebreaker commences if there is a tie in both sets. Full: A single set-match divided into six games. The first player to win six games wins the match. If both players are tied at five games, a two-game lead is required to win.
Court Select every time: The player can select a preferred court before each match. All: The court will be selected at random from all available options.
Stadium Only: The court will be a random variation of the Marina Stadium. Custom: The court will be selected randomly from the player's custom court selection. No: Players have an unlimited supply of rackets. This mode is played solely with the left or right JoyCon, which may be chosen to depending on the player's dominant hand.
During matches, the camera is positioned lower than usual. There are multiple features in Swing Mode, all of which only allow simple tennis rules i.
Regular Ball Matches can be played with a regular ball, just like in Free Play. One added option is to activate the challenge system , wherein the player is allowed to challenge the decision that the ball was shot out of the court.
Up to four local players can join a match in Swing Mode. While rallying a ball, players can hit it a bit early to send it towards the corner on the opposite side from their racket pull shot or a bit late to send it on towards the corner on the same side as their racket push shot.
If the ball is hit too early or too late, it will be sent at a low speed similarly to leap shots , allowing the opponent to strike it with a flat shot and return it faster than usual. If players have enabled the challenge system, they will be allowed to challenge whether the ball bounced very close to the court's bounds and was called out by the judge.
During a challenge, the camera zooms into the spot where the ball bounced, showing precisely if it landed in or out of the court. If the ball has merely touched the boundary line, it is considered to be in the court. If the challenge is successful, the call will be overturned and the opponent will receive no points, but if it is not, the player will lose one challenge.
The player can incorrectly challenge a call three times, after which they can no longer challenge a call during a match. Big Ball Matches can also be played with a large-sized ball, which is slower and easier to hit than a regular ball. All basic rules and features seen in regular ball matches apply here.
Players can earn different high scores for each mode of play, and in cooperative mode, they also receive a rank based on their high score. By pressing the or button while highlighting a minigame, players can view the rules of that minigame.
The game can be played with up to four players. The ball starts out large-sized and moves slowly. With every 10 rallies, the ball's size decreases while its speed increases, changing colors to reflect this. If the ball lands on the sidelines of the court, it is not considered out, even if the game is played in singles.
No high scores are recorded for this feature. Change Number of Players This feature enables secondary players to join or leave the game by synchronizing different JoyCons with the game. Settings In the Settings, the player can adjust miscellaneous functions in the game.