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Mario Basketball Alpha
Developer(s) Pixel Perfect Co.
Publisher(s) Pixel Perfect Co.
Platform(s) Nintendo Alpha
Release Date(s)
Summer 2014
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Series Mario Hoops
Predecessor Mario Basketball Ultra

Mario Basketball Alpha is a Mario spin-off set for release in summer of 2014. The game is under development currently by Pixel Perfect Co., and will be released on the Nintendo Alpha. Up to four players can play in one game, both co-operative, competitive, and team versus. Co-op and team versus are available in only Pickup,


Pixel Perfect Co. says that they're aiming for more realistic physics as far as shooting and passing, but will still impliment the same fun and crazy atmosphere of Mario sports. Special shots will be used, and can be activated by filling up the star gauge by collecting Star Tokens which are occasionally found around the court. These can only be executed when at least three of the six pieces of the star gauge is filled. The point values of special shots (or dunks, depending on the character) depend on where the character is shooting from. Unless the shot is from past half court, it will always go in. Special dunks are an exception, which will only work from inside the arc (the exception to that being DK's special dunk, which can be used like special shots). Pickup games can be played 2v2 or 3v3, but tournament mode has to be 2v2. The game will feature commentary, with play-by-play, stats, and a first-half recap. Items are featured as well.

Game Modes

Pickup Game

The player can choose a 2-on-2 or 3-on-3 game, then pick characters. The player can choose multiple settings, like turning on or off items, commentary, or special shots, choosing quarter length (2–4 minutes by thirty second intervals), and difficulty (easy, normal, difficult, extreme). Pickup games can be played over the internet. (1-4P local, 2-6P online)


The user plays through one cup of games through the form of a tournament, with three rounds and eight games. Certain things can be unlocked through winning the tournament. While players can use combinations of any two characters, CPUs will always use their default partner, unless he or she has been taken, in which case the CPU will use the replaced partner. (1, 2 or 4P)


Mario Basketball Alpha consists of three different minigames - 21 (2P), Around the World (2-4P), and HORSE (2-4P).


The player can practice both offensive and defensive techniques, as well as seeing different characters' special shots. (1P)



  • A: Pass
  • A (tap): Fake pass
  • B: Spin
  • Y: Shoot
  • Y (tap): Fake shot
  • L: Sprint
  • Left stick: Move
  • Y + R: Special shot
  • D-pad: Shot modifier
  • Y + D-pad down: Fadeaway
  • Y + D-pad forward: Tear drop
  • Start: Pause


  • A: Steal
  • Y: Jump/block
  • Y (in midair): Ground pound
  • L: Sprint
  • Left stick: Move
  • R: Item
  • Start: Timeout


  • A: Confirm selection
  • B: Cancel selection
  • D-pad/Left stick: Choose


Character Types

Type Speed 2-Point 3-Point Dunk Stealing
Offensive 1/5 4/5 5/5 4/5 2/5
Defensive 4/5 2/5 1/5 2/5 5/5
Speedy 5/5 3/5 3/5 2/5 2/5
All-Around 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Image Type Special Shot Default Partner
Mario NSMB MARIO All-Around Fire Shot Luigi
Luigi LuigipartyDS All-Around Thunder Shot Mario
Peach Peach Sports Defensive Heart Shot Daisy
Daisy Daisy Sports


Flower Shot Peach
Yoshi 180px-Yoshi Bowling


Flutter Dunk Birdo
Birdo Birdo..


Egg Shot Yoshi
Wario Warioooo


Brute Dunk Waluigi
Waluigi 319px-WaluigiMP8Official


Bob-omb Shot Wario
DK 250px-DKMP8


Barrel Cannon (Dunk) Diddy
Diddy DiddyKongReturns


Jetpack Dunk DK
Bowser Bowser SM3DL


Bullet Shot Bowser Jr.
Bowser Jr. BowserJr.SMG


Paint Shot Bowser
Koopa KoopaSM3DL


Shell Shot Paratroopa
Paratroopa 180px-Paratroopa Speedy Wing Dunk Koopa
Toad NSMBWiiUToad Speedy Shroom Shot Toadette
Toadette ToadetteMP8 Speedy Shroom Dunk Toad
Boo BooNSMBWii Defensive Invisi-dunk Dry Bones
Dry Bones DRY Defensive Bone Shot Boo


Name Image Type Special Shot Default Partner
Baby Mario Babymariositting Speedy Chomp Dunk Baby Luigi
Baby Luigi Babyweegee Speedy Tear Shot Baby Mario
King Boo KingofBoos Offensive Phantom Shot Petey Piranha
Petey Piranha PeteyPiranhaPlant Offensive Gunk Shot King Boo
Hammer Bro. Hammer Bro Offensive Hammer Shot Magikoopa
Magikoopa Kamek YBA All-Around Magic Shot Hammer Bro.
Shy Guy ShyGuy Speedy Spear Shot Fly Guy
Fly Guy FlyGuy Defensive Tornado Shot Shy Guy
Dixie Kong DixieKong All-Around Bananarang Shot Kiddy Kong
Kiddy Kong KiddyKong Offensive Monkey Dunk Dixie Kong
Rosalina PrincessRosalina Defensive Star Shot Luma
Luma Luma Speedy Luma Dunk Rosalina



Name Image Description
Mushroom SuperMushroom Provides a brief speed boost
Poison Mushroom Poison Mushroom SM3DW Slows the player down
Fire Flower FireFlowerSM3DL Allows the player to shoot fireballs
Green Shell GreenShell Can be shot.
Red Shell RedShell Homes in on the ball carrier.
Spiny Shell Winged Spiny Shell Explodes on the ball carrier, and can go into the air.
Star StarFlip Provides brief invincibility.
Lightning Lightning Bolt - Mario Kart 7 Shrinks all opponent players
Ice Flower IceFlowerSME Allows the plaer to shoot snowballs that freeze other players.