Mario Strikers: Battle League review for Nintendo Switch

in 2005, Super Mario Strikers It was the last Mario game to appear on the GameCube. guarantee that buzz The group of my friends I created for this game was very limited. Two years later, we had Mario Streakers’ accusation On Wii and after 15 years, we are introduced Mario Strikers: Battle League For the Nintendo Switch!

Copy of the game and images courtesy of Nintendo
Played on Nintendo Switch for review

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For those who haven’t guessed it yet with a soccer field, soccer jersey and soccer ball, Mario Strikers: Battle League It is a football game.

In this version of this sport the teams consist of 5 players including the goalkeeper, the pom-pom that we don’t control.

Among the players that can be controlled on the field, we can choose from 10 favorite characters from the Mushroom Kingdom that we find in all the other games of our favorite plumber.

The stats of our characters can be modified using accessories that can be purchased in the play store with in-game money. No DLC at the moment! Phew!

Some modes are available, the campaign mode boils down to a series of tournaments with no date while the league system has been implemented in online games.

big twist From the game it is possible to do excessive blows When certain conditions are met. One gets the chance to be able to score two points in one shot thanks to the super kick.

During matches of 4 minutes each, we can use items, slide towards our opponents, make passes and shoot towards the goal. One of the game’s goals is to achieve perfect timing in each of these maneuvers.

These fairly simple actions allow us to follow the hectic action and crowded screen where up to eight people can compete at the same time!

critical

I think that Mario Strikers: Battle League It is a fun soccer game. The learning curve is quite steep considering “complex even if simple” mechanics. Serious gamepad players will quickly master the controls.

Then what appears to be very chaotic terrain will eventually become easier and easier for our brains to read. Between managing items and our characters chasing the ball, we end up getting used to the very fast energy of the game.

Once I got to this point, I felt real pleasure exploring the different strategies and character combos in my stable.

On the other hand, the fact that it’s always the same game for 4 minutes, I have to admit I got tired after about thirty minutes of playing. Instead of feeling like a full game like this, I felt like I was still playing the same very long little game.

Let me explain: With terrain that never changes (except for the aesthetic) and a small cast of characters, games often go back to the same thing.

The strength of 4-minute matches is that they don’t last long, and their weakness is that they prevent creating lasting tensions while taking away their relevance.

Each character has its own unique animation excessive strike Which is really cool, but after seeing it a few times, you can feel the effect of the repetition.

All parts are a bit the same in the absence of story, stakes, and depth.

Mario Strikers: Battle League review for Nintendo Switch

conclusion

I really feel Mario Strikers: Battle League It is a game that is designed to be played with others because it turns into a kind ofOvercooked jock.

The game seems well balanced for me to avoid cheap shots, for example, to avoid tripping players who do not have the ball by giving an item to the affected team. However, I feel that players with a lot of strength and shooting skills are preferred.

With fewer characters than the last game released fifteen years ago, I think this game was “those” (you can’t see me, but I wave) to deliver an amazing gaming experience.

Artificial intelligence is a bit silly at times. Solo, I often wondered what my teammates were doing in a strange place on the field. Since the goalkeeper is also controlled by 0 and 1, it makes the outcome of shots on goal very random.

In the end, what do you think? It’s fun, but repetitive. In my head, it’s more like Mario Party games than complex games like Super Smash.

Mario Strikers: Battle League review for Nintendo Switch

The disadvantages of this game are its qualities, qualities and drawbacks. The choice was made to make this game simple and has all the advantages, but also its drawbacks. The skeleton of the game is interesting as it is enveloped in beautiful skin, but it lacks organs and most importantly, tone.

You’ll have fun with Mario Strikers: Battle League, but it’s better if you play 30 minutes of it at a time.

Also Read: Mario Strikers: Free Battle League Demo Available on eShop



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