Mario Spikers is an upcoming Mario Nintendo 3DS game that involves the sport Volleyball. The name was chosen fron the Volleyball term Spike and also combining it with Mario Strikers to become Mario Spikers. It will be the first in it's own Mario Volleyball series;

Mario Spikers
Developer(s) Hammers R Us Inc.
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s)
Summer 2012
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Age Rating(s)
E for Everyone
Genre(s) Sports
Media Included Nintendo 3DS Cartridge


The gameplay is somewhat very similar to that of Mario Sports Mix's Volleyball mode, but this time it is just Volleyball and nothing else;

The player will choose 6 team players for their side and will either choose them or randomize them, then the will make the opponents team of six, you will then choose rules such as how many games, sets and the time for each game and also set up where the players will be, to the middle, front, back, left or right areas. Finally you will choose a court and start to play the game.


  • Exhibition
  • Tournament
  • Minigames
  • Online
  • Local Multiplayer
  • Options



There are 42 characters in the game, 18 default and 24 unlockable;


Every character is sorted into different types that give them advantages and disadvantages on the court, there are 6 different types altogether;


These characters have very well balanced and all-around stats which make them great players on court, this is also a disadvantage though as they have no brilliant stat.


These characters have very good aim, range and they have the best technique and skills in the game, these characters are more offensive, but not so defensive meaning they are not as good as protecting their side's court.


These characters are very strong and have raw strength, muscles and have very powerful spikes and hits on court, making them some tough stuff to beat. Their disadvantage is that they are very slow.


These characters are the fastest characters in the game and are very speedy on court, they may be very speedy and ready to get the ball, but they lack some raw strength sadly.


The perfect defenders of the court, these characters are brilliant at rallying the ball and stopping the opponents from scoring, though this is great, they have bad aim and are not very good with offencive tactics.


These characters may be the hardest to control when playing with, but hey they are brilliant to use! These are the most luckiest characters in the game and are also very smart at tricking opponents as said their disadvantage is that when using they are really hard to control.