|Mario Tennis: Mushroom Cup|
|Christmas 2009 (all)|
|Media Included||Wii Optical Disk x1|
Mario Tennis: Mushroom Cup is the second in the Mario Tennis series. It features a roster of 24 playable characters, 8 of which are unlocked from the start, and 8 courts, each with different gimmicks. Playing a lot earns exp points, which can upgrade your 3 stats: Speed, Strength, and Stamina. Each character also has slight stat variations to fit any playing style. There is also a new Racket system, where you can design your own racket and tweak the tightness and speed.
There are 24 playable characters. 8 are unlocked from the start, 8 are unlocked when you beat them in Championship mode, and 8 are unlocked through reaching various goals. (All stats are out of 5. 5/5ths means a whole additional stat point) All bonus characters are unlocked by doing something on a certain court.
Unlockable in Championship
|Dry Bones||4||3||4||Bank a shot off him in Dry Bowser's Castle.|
|Pianta||2||5||4||Let a Pianta steal the ball in Gelato Beach.|
|Birdo||3||4||3||Play as Yoshi and hit a coconut in D.K Jungle.|
|Daisy||3||3||3||Have the wind blow the ball into the other player.|
|Baby Bros||4||1||5||Hit a ball Boo.|
|Toadette||3||4||4||Knock down all the stalagmites in Swooper Caves.|
|Hammer Bro||2||4||3||Rebound a ball of off of him in Bowser's Castle.|
|Sonic||5||3||4||complete five holes in ten minutes.|
All courts are available in multiplayer and free play after they are beaten in Championship, except the 1st, which is unlocked from the start. There are 4 cups, each with 2 courts. Each court has a miniboss, and each Cup has a Bowser battle. All boss battles have you trying to hit the weak spot with a tennis ball.
|Peach Plains||A simple court, in the middle of happy hills and cool grass.||Regular||Wind occasionally alters the ball's path.||Koopa||Hit him when he gets out of his shell.|
|Swooper Caves||A dank cave with swoopers and stalagmites.||Craggy-Edged||Stalagmites can be hit and broken off, Swoopers can steal the ball.||Paragoomba||Blast him out of the sky with a power shot|
|Gelato Beach||A bright, sunny beach, with lots of fans triying to watch the game!||No boundaries, can go OoB.||Pianta will occasionally steal the ball.||Paratroopa||Combo of Koopa and Paragoomba|
|D.K Jungle||A Jungle, with lots of mischevious monkeys!||Round||Monkeys will steal the ball and throw coconuts||Wiggler||Turn him red, then bounce the ball of each of his sections|
|Pipe Park||A court full of pipes and warps!||Regular, bounce back||Pipes can warp ball to random area||Petey Piranha||Do a jump shot as he ground pounds|
|King Boo's Forest||A spooky forest! Who knows what happens?!||Jagged rectangle||Boos can steal and spit out extra balls||King Boo||Power shot when he gets close|
|Bowser's Castle||Bowser's evil castle! Full of lava, podeboos, and statues!||Rectangle, no boundaries||Podeboos can hit ball or fly at racket, then melt it. Bowser statues burn the ball or obscure your view.||Bowser||Same as Bowser battles (Hit when in shell)|
|Dry Bowser's Castle||Same as above, but with more of it||Same as above, but smaller||Same as above, but much more often||Dry Bowser||Hit him repeatedly until he falls into the lava.|
Your racket can have a design drawn or chosen on the stem and round part, and the string color can be customized. The tighter you make it, the harder it hits while sacrificing control, while speed makes it faster while also losing control.
Some characters use something irregular as a ball or racket. These are purely aesthetic and can be turned off.
|Character||Special Ball||Special Racket|
|Toadette||One of her braids||None|
|King Boo||Mini Boo||Spit Out|
|Petey Piranha||Piranhabon||Leaf Hand|
|Dry Bowser||Ball of Bones||Bone Club|
|Donkey Kong||Banana Peel||Vine|
|Baby Bros||Rubber Ball||Rattle|
|Hammer Bro||Throwing Hammer||Hammer|
|Character||Power Shot||Defensive Shot|