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Super Mario Spikers is a volleyball game released for the Nintendo Switch, Pharo, V², GhostDrive, Onyx, and TimeStrike Falcon, developed by Crash Co. under the Petey's Playroom division of TimeStrike. The game was originally conceived by Next Level Games for the Wii in 2007 after the release of Mario Strikers Charged. However, as the game was seen as too violent compared to games like the Super Smash Bros. series, Nintendo turned it down. It was later picked up by Crash Co., and was then published under TimeStrike.
The game takes inspiration from the Mario Strikers series in that it is stylistically different from most Mario games, stepping away from the whimsical and cartoony aesthetics and putting a bigger focus on more intense, realistic themes. As in its original inception, Super Mario Spikers is a volleyball game with wrestling elements mixed in. (read more)