Mario Sports Superstars Game Review {Nintendo 3DS}

In March 2017 Nintendo released a new game. One where everyone was welcome & able to set aside their quarrels to gather together for the love of sports. With a little friendly competition thrown in their for good measure.

Mario Sports Superstars is a fun-filled game with a hint of familiarity to it. It has a host of games within the game and the sports on offer are Baseball, Golf, Tennis, Soccer/Football & Horse racing. 

Mario Sports SuperstarsAny of the sports can be played in a ranked championship tournament or a single friendly event and completing each one unlocks more courses and stadiums to try out depending on the completed event.

There are many familiar faces in this game, with 16 characters to play and a further two to unlock. Each character has their strengths and their weaknesses to bring to each event. For example, Waluigi is a master at offence in soccer but isn’t so good at golf.

Mario Sports SuperstarsMultiplayer is naturally, for any game, a good thing. Mario Sports Superstars is available to be played local & online and with up to six players supported {depending on the sport you choose to play! Soccer is four players, whereas Baseball only allows two, etc}. To play local, each player will have to have their own Nintendo 3DS and copy of the Mario Sports Superstars game in order to play together. Unlike Mario Party Star Rush for the 3DS where if only one person owned a copy of the game, other Nintendo 3DS owners {upto four players} could still play locally together with the help of the Download Play Function.

If you happen to be a Nintendo amiibo fan and have any of the Mario Sports series cards then you will be able to unlock that characters star version. It gives the character a little upgrade from the standard version and like other abilities, these upgrades are also tied to what sport indicated on the card. The star boost upgrades just aren’t available with these cards because you can also unlock each characters star status by grinding tournaments through each sport.

Mario Sports SuperstarsOverall, we enjoyed the game. With only one Nintendo 3DS at home, we couldn’t give the multiplayer option a try. It has lots of variety in terms of characters to and sports to play. We like that each character has different abilities to bring to a certain sport. Making us think what character would be best in whatever tournament or event we are playing. The kids did keep mentioning that it reminded them of Mario and Sonic Olympic games {which they enjoying playing on the Nintendo Wii U}.

Without a doubt though, this is a multiplayer game. Playing each sporting event by yourself doesn’t have that same competitive fun to it that you would get when playing with others. Whether that be people you know or strangers around the world.

A fun & familiar feeling game with some different but fun sporting events to compete in. We give it a solid 6/10. RRP £34.99. 

Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Family Blogger and I was sent this game for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. 



  1. erinalice
    09/05/2017 / 9:17 AM

    This looks like great fun. I bet your kids love being Nintendo Family bloggers! #TriedTested

  2. 09/05/2017 / 8:09 PM

    This looks like a lot of fun! Mario & friends are just the best. #TriedTested

  3. 12/05/2017 / 8:30 PM

    My kids love the Mario characters so this would go down well in my house! #triedtested

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