[Critique] Mario Strikers: Battle League: The Green Card

[Critique] Mario Strikers: Battle League: The Green Card

Nintendo has a knack for producing good sports games. Mario Tennis, Mario Kart, Mario Golf… the franchise revisits football for the first time since the Wii days with Mario Strikers: Battle LeagueIts most competitive game in a long time.

Five against five, we play ball on a green field surrounded by an electric fence. Here, there is no yellow card: in the Mushroom Kingdom, football becomes a highly frictionless sport. Deal Mario, Peach, Bowser and Luigi to take the ball, eat mushrooms to run faster or throw turtle shells to push their opponents aside.

If the distribution of certain objects adds a bit of chance to the thing, we are all far from the logic of equivalence Mario Kart. We’re a lot closer to a competitive game like a title in the Smash or Splatoon series.

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A four-player Ranked Mode would have been promising, if one day Nintendo could do the bare minimum for online play: the ability to create a voice chat room with your friends right on your console.

As of this writing, Nintendo Switch Online, the treacherous mobile app that lets you chat with your mates in connected games, is still not compatible with attackers. Shameful, but not surprising.

Offline, large double elimination tournaments allow us to win gold coins to purchase special equipment for our characters.

there where attackers It lights up, it’s several in front of a large TV. Series characters Mario They are wonderfully animated, doing a few victory dances after each goal is scored. The game is really fun, as long as you want to win and not lose too hard.

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So we may prefer to have one-on-one duels, where each player controls his team. But it is also possible to connect up to eight consoles to the console, allowing two teams to control their own characters. The goalkeepers are controlled at all times by the computer.

Nintendo knows the secret to creating unforgettable experiences in our living rooms. It is unfortunate that the Japanese company is unable to replicate this feat remotely.

Mario Strikers: Battle League

★★★ 1/2

Designed and published by Nintendo. Available on Nintendo Switch only.

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