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chickdigger802
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(02-23-2012, 06:05 AM)
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Was talking with people about mario tennis today and was surprised that most prefer the console versions over the handhelds.

I loved mp for n64 and gcn (power shots off naturally) but those games gathered dust if no1 else is around.

But man, those portable story modes were hella addicting and were the only golf games I've ever gave a shit about. I'm a sucker for rookie rising up the ranks story in media, and grinding up gear and stats was fun. And you could even import your gbc guy into n64 game. Crazyness!

Anyone else love the rpg bits of mario golf/tennis portables or am I just crazy?
timetokill
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(02-23-2012, 06:08 AM)
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I didn't even know the portable ones had rpg modes.

I generally prefer the console ones for some of the best couch multiplayer around.
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(02-23-2012, 06:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by timetokill

I didn't even know the portable ones had rpg modes.

I generally prefer the console ones for some of the best couch multiplayer around.

Combined with some of the worst music on the planet.
ColtraineGF
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(02-23-2012, 06:09 AM)
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I looove the RPG modes in Mario Golf/Tennis, both the GB and the GBA ones. It really added a lot of variety to the single player experience. It was at least better than having just plain random matches.
Hours Left
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(02-23-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Yes, I do enjoy them a lot.

I'm hoping that Mario Tennis 3DS will have one, but it's not looking likely right now. :/
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(02-23-2012, 06:09 AM)
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Hell. Yes. The rpg mode in the gbc version of mario tennis was amazing. Its a shame the gba version wasn't as fun, but it was still pretty cool.
SolarKnight
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(02-23-2012, 06:10 AM)
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Enjoy? Mario Tenis GBC was one of my favorite games ever!
GK86
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(02-23-2012, 06:10 AM)
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Never played any Mario sports games.



Yes, I will burn in hell for it.
Diprosalic
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(02-23-2012, 06:10 AM)
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I played through the gba Mario Tennis atleast 20 times. i love it and if the 3DS one has no such SP i will not buy.
Air Zombie Meat
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(02-23-2012, 06:12 AM)
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I quite enjoyed the rpg mode in Mario Golf GBA. Importing my leveled character into Mario Golf GC was cool but it was kind of ridiculous how overpowered he was.
PKrockin
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(02-23-2012, 06:12 AM)
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I sure as hell wouldn't have put 100 hours into Mario Golf GBA if I didn't.
Boken
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(02-23-2012, 06:12 AM)
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We all did, brother.
hatchx
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(02-23-2012, 06:17 AM)
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I liked the RPG aspects of Mario Golf GBC too.

But if they include it in the new one, all I ask is they don't allow it for online play or allow a filter.
chickdigger802
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(02-23-2012, 06:17 AM)
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And power shots weren't even that bad on gba, because the animations were quicker!

prince of tennis gba/ds games were better 'super shot' tennis games imo, but gbc was great with balance imo.

Anyone else always go with the high speed low traction shoes? Love sliding around ;P

Man, I want the gbc games to be on VC now!
olimpia84
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(02-23-2012, 06:23 AM)
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I had the one game for the GBC and played the rpg mode for about an hour combined. Personally, I hated it but I guess it won't hurt if they add it in this new 3DS version for those that enjoy it.

Mario Sluggers for Wii also had a story mode that I played and completed but again, I would have much preferred a regular "season" mode that goes straight to the point and allows you to dive right away into the sport and competition.
GhaleonQ
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(02-23-2012, 06:58 AM)
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Everyone? The answer is everyone. They're made by Camelot, after all.
KingK
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(02-23-2012, 07:01 AM)
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Oh man, Mario Tennis on the GBA was awesome. Played the shit out of that game.
Vox-Pop
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(02-23-2012, 07:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonQ

Everyone? The answer is everyone. They're made by Camelot, after all.

yeah, wish they were making the 3ds version.
Firestorm
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(02-23-2012, 07:56 AM)
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Originally Posted by Vox-Pop

yeah, wish they were making the 3ds version.

Camelot IS making it but there's no RPG mode as far as I can tell.
chickdigger802
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(02-23-2012, 08:02 AM)
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Originally Posted by Firestorm

Camelot IS making it but there's no RPG mode as far as I can tell.

The character models would probably look hideous in 3d like your guy in mario tennis 64 ;P

The only real confirmation is that there will be local and online mp.

Have they explained the new 'item circles' yet?
Wizpig
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(02-23-2012, 03:44 PM)
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Yeah, Camelot is making Tennis 3DS (you can tell by the music) but LOL removed features

I'm sure it will be fun and hopefully lag-free online will be the shit, but it's not an excuse: why they go back instead of doing a full-fledged Tennis RPG... i don't understand.

I thought the same thing about Mario Kart 7: they removed missions instead of improving them... but Mario Kart is a game i usually buy for multiplayer, it's not that big of a problem, at least for me.

But... Mario Tennis on a handheld? RPG mode, both on GBC and GBA.

Apparently we are getting the home console version of Mario Tennis... on 3DS.
And since i always criticized home console like games on PSP i can't really accept easily the same thing on 3DS...
Allan Holdsworth
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(02-23-2012, 03:50 PM)
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Yeah I liked it. Really dissapointed the 3DS one doesn't have it.

However, the actual tennis gameplay had more depth on the consoles versions. In GBC (maybe GBA too, don't remember) for example, you could just go to the net and win every time. Though, the power shots on the GBA version were actually a worthwhile addition; they were pretty pointless in GC.
Cow Mengde
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(02-23-2012, 04:08 PM)
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Hell yeah. That's why I'm disappointed the new 3DS Mario Tennis is styled after the console versions. The RPG mode was a lot of fun and gives real motivation to win. I love watching those guys trash talk me, only to get their ass whooped and I can rub it in their face.
mattiewheels
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(02-23-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Does Hot Shots Tennis for psp have a mode that resembles the old Mario Tennis rpg at all? It definitely looks like a good successor.
A Twisty Fluken
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(02-23-2012, 04:16 PM)
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A better question is who DOESN'T enjoy these. GBC Mario Tennis and Mario Golf are pretty much my favorite Tennis and Golf games of all time.
Jay Sosa
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(02-23-2012, 04:21 PM)
I enjoy RPG elements in any game (if done right)..so yeah.

Unfortunately I simply hate stuff like "Miracle Shots" and all that stupid bs so as soon as I had to use them in Mario Tennis I quit. Plus playing on the Micro is a pain in the a**. Can't see s**t.
GodfatherX
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(02-23-2012, 04:21 PM)
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I'll go against the grain, I don't. Granted I've only played Mario Golf on GBA, but at the time (dont play portables much now). I always wanted to just jumo into a round of golf, not 5 minutes of text, going to the club house then the course ect ect.It just didn't suite my style of play for a portable game.
IdreamofHIME
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(02-23-2012, 04:23 PM)
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Mario Golf Advance was amazing, I still remember how epic it was when you got to go to the mushroom kingdom to play on those courses at the end.
Zeer0id
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(02-23-2012, 04:24 PM)
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The GBC Mario Tennis is one of my favourite games on the system. Quite possibly my favourite sports game ever. It was especially awesome to hook it up to the N64 Mario Tennis with the Transfer Pak and play with my RPG characters rendered on the 64. Soooo satisfying.
Jay Sosa
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(02-23-2012, 04:26 PM)

Originally Posted by GodfatherX

I'll go against the grain, I don't. Granted I've only played Mario Golf on GBA, but at the time (dont play portables much now). I always wanted to just jumo into a round of golf, not 5 minutes of text, going to the club house then the course ect ect.It just didn't suite my style of play for a portable game.

You can do that as well..I think?

At least In Mario Tennis..and especially awesome is that the EXP carry over.
Famicom
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(02-23-2012, 04:37 PM)
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Yeah, I played the hell out of GBC Mario Tennis (until I got to the Bowser/Wario team IIRC. One of the few times I've ever ragequit a game). Played N64 Mario Tennis even more though, thanks to 4P support. Even imported my leveled up tennis team from the GBC game into the N64 game with the Transfer Pak. PLEASE BRING BACK RING MODE!!
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(02-23-2012, 04:49 PM)
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Loved the RPG mode in Mario Tennis GBC. The N64 version was fun too, but nowhere near as much as the portable one.
Shaffield
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(02-23-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigJiantRobut

Combined with some of the worst music on the planet.

whaaaaaat

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cRpPuSWy4A
chickdigger802
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(02-23-2012, 06:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by mattiewheels

Does Hot Shots Tennis for psp have a mode that resembles the old Mario Tennis rpg at all? It definitely looks like a good successor.

It has a rpg mode.... it's somewhat different though.
90sRobots
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(02-23-2012, 06:41 PM)
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Oh yeah, these games were great. Mario Tennis fro N64 is still the best only because of this intro: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-nJXolbrG4
Koren
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(02-23-2012, 06:45 PM)
I like them a lot but I find labelling those "RPG" a bit farfetched based on the fact that you can visit a couple of places and get some level-ups.

I'm a bit angry against Mario Tennis GBA, though... I've probably done something wrong, but I'm locked in the story, I've done (countless time) the requirements to advance and it's stuck :( Damn I hate those bugs.
Jay Sosa
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(02-23-2012, 06:46 PM)

Originally Posted by mattiewheels

Does Hot Shots Tennis for psp have a mode that resembles the old Mario Tennis rpg at all? It definitely looks like a good successor.

Yes it has. And it's absolutely addicting. It also is the superior tennis game, one of the best simulations of the sport I've ever played.

I've probably done something wrong, but I'm locked in the story, I've done (countless time) the requirements to advance and it's stuck :( Damn I hate those bugs.

It's a Nintendo game. I really doubt it's a bug.
Magicpaint
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(02-23-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Keiician

Loved the RPG mode in Mario Tennis GBC. The N64 version was fun too, but nowhere near as much as the portable one.

I'm the opposite. I do not care at all for RPG mode and think the GBC version is so poor compared to the superior N64 version.
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(02-23-2012, 06:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Was talking with people about mario tennis today and was surprised that most prefer the console versions over the handhelds.

I loved mp for n64 and gcn (power shots off naturally) but those games gathered dust if no1 else is around.

But man, those portable story modes were hella addicting and were the only golf games I've ever gave a shit about. I'm a sucker for rookie rising up the ranks story in media, and grinding up gear and stats was fun. And you could even import your gbc guy into n64 game. Crazyness!

Anyone else love the rpg bits of mario golf/tennis portables or am I just crazy?

Loved those games. Same thoughts here.
The Return of
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(02-23-2012, 06:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonQ

Everyone? The answer is everyone. They're made by Camelot, after all.

Yup, I've never heard of anyone disliking the rpg mode.
Alchemy
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(02-23-2012, 06:48 PM)
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I enjoyed Mario Golf on the GBA a ton. If the 3DS Tennis game has the same modes I'll be there day one.
Smo21
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(02-23-2012, 06:49 PM)
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Loved the Mario Tennis gbc. Hope 3ds has an rpg mode.
The_Darkest_Red
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(02-23-2012, 06:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by mattiewheels

Does Hot Shots Tennis for psp have a mode that resembles the old Mario Tennis rpg at all? It definitely looks like a good successor.

It does and the game is incredibly addictive and fun. I love Hot Shots Tennis on PSP. Speaking purely in terms of the RPG modes I still prefer Mario Golf on GBA, though. You know, Camelot and everything.
Double D
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(02-23-2012, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by GK86

Never played any Mario sports games.



Yes, I will burn in hell for it.

I am just now realizing that have never played a Mario Sports game. Also, now that I think about it, I have never played a Mario Party game.
TreIII
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(02-23-2012, 06:52 PM)
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It's a pity the 3DS version doesn't have one, it looks like. That unfortunately lowers my want for the game to "want!" from the "rabid, frothing demand!" that a RPG-mode inclusion would have warranted.
Anth0ny
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(02-23-2012, 06:52 PM)
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Mario Tennis GBC was one of my top Gameboy games of all time.
Datschge
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(02-24-2012, 11:16 PM)
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The light RPG framework of Camelot handheld sports games are ingenious, I actually wish more sports games would offer such modes.

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