In the game, the player must pick one of nine playable captains, and following this must pick a group of sidekicks which consists of Toad, Koopa Troopa, Birdo and Hammer Bros. The goalie for each team is a Kritter from the Donkey Kong Country series. Playable characters include Mario, Luigi, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, Wario, Waluigi, Princess Daisy and the Super Team.
The game didn't fair as well as other Mario sports titles such as Mario Tennis and Mario Golf, though did receive moderate review scores within the 70's range. Critics argued about the scarcity of options which were present in the aforementioned titles.