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Revision as of 22:32, September 27, 2012

Super Mario Strikers (known as Mario Smash Football in Europe and Australia) is a soccer video game that was released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube. The game was created in the vein of other Mario sports games such as Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour and Mario Power Tennis, and is loosely based on Sega Soccer Slam, another soccer video game. In terms of U.S. releases, it is the last Mario game to be released for the GameCube. The sequel for this game called Mario Strikers Charged was released for the Wii.

Gameplay

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.

Reception

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.

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