|Release date|| June 12, 2012|
June 14, 2012
June 15, 2012
June 23, 2012
Mario Tennis 3DS is the newest installment in the Mario Tennis series for Nintendo 3DS. It features new games, stages and characters. It is confirmed stages, characters, alternate colors and costumes will be available using QR codes.
|A Button||(Press) Topspin|
|B Button||(Press) Slice|
|X Button||(Press) Simple Shot|
|Y Button||(Press) Flat Shot|
|R Button||(Press) Drop Shot|
|L Button||(Press) Lob|
|Control Pad||(Press) Taunt|
|Circle Pad||(Tilt) Move|
|Select Button||(Press) Photo Menu|
|Start Button||(Press) Pause the game|
|Stylus||(Tap) Select a shot|
The gameplay offers the same as his predecessor. The player can use the buttons, or the Touch Screen. New features such as the Photo Menu, were players can pause the game and make photo's, and full taunts are added.
Mario Tennis 3DS will include a total of 41 characters: 17 default, 12 unlockables, 8 QR characters and 4 special characters. Each character is seperated in a special type: All-Around, Technique, Speed, Power, Tricky or Defense.
|Donkey Kong Jr.||Power||
These characters will be really exclusive. Their unlocking method is still uknown.
* Upper is offensive, lower is defensive
These alternates are unlocked using special QR codes. The codes will be revealed throughout the year.
These are special alternates, which can be unlocked via the 3DS e-Shop and using Play Coins
Unlocking Criteria Edit
|Character||How to Unlock|
|Rosalina||Complete the Star Cup on Hard difficulty|
|Luma||Complete Planet Panic on level 3|
|Birdo||Complete Eggmania on level 3|
|Baby Peach||Complete Ring Shot on level 3|
|Hammer Bro.||Complete Enemy Rally on level 3|
Complete Dark Tennis on level 3
|Paratroopa||Complete the World Open Tournament with every default character|
|Wiggler||Complete the Star Open Tournament 3 times|
|Dry Bowser||Collect all rackets for your Mii|
|Dry Bones||Collect all outfits for your Mii|
|Spike||Collect all costumes for your Mii|
|Cosmic Mario||Complete Planet Panic on level 5|
Each default character (except Mii) has its own stage. Other stages can be unlocked using special QR codes.
|Mario Stadium||Grass, Clay and Hard Court||A basic stadium filled with cheering fans. There are no gimmicks.|
|Luigi's Mansion||Grass Court||A creepy mansion at night. Ghosts will appear and send the ball in a different direction.|
|Peach's Castle||Carpet Court||Peach's Castle from the inside. Random items can bounce on the court, and if the player hits it, he/she can use it.|
|Yoshi Park||Grass Court||A happy valley owned by Yoshi. Fly Guys can come in and block the ball, making this one of the trickiest courts.|
|Daisy Garden||Hard Court||A really light court. Ink Piranha Plants can spit some inkballs on the course, which will make you slip.|
|Jungle Woods||Wooden Court||A wild jungle and DK's home. Sometimes, Tiki Goons will walk around the stage and block the ball.|
|Wario Factory||Hard Court||A large factory with many conveyor belts, making it hard to hit a ball.|
|Bowser Jr. Boulevard||Stone Court||A boulevard at night in a great city. Many enlightened buildings and statues (including one of Bowser Jr.) are in he background.|
|Waluigi Pinball||Hard Court||A pinball-machine-like stadium owned by Waluigi. Sometimes, giant pinballs will roll around the stage.|
|Western Junction||Wooden Court||A western-themed court with many Monty Moles. Sometimes, a train rides through the court, leaving various items.|
|Bowser's Castle||Stone Court||Bowser's home is full of lava. Watch out, because sometimes, Podoboos will appear and chase the ball.|
|Toad Town||Stone Court||A nice, little town with many Toads. In the background, Peach's Castle is seen. This is one of the few courts with no gimmicks.|
|Koopa Beach||Sand Court||A sandy court on the beach. Sometimes, waves will cover the course, causig a different effect to the ball each time.|
|Toy Train||Carpet Court||Shy Guy's Toy Train has been remodeled into a court. Sometimes, presents will bounce around the course, which will slow your ball down.|
|Haunted Library||Carpet Court||A dark and haunted library. Sometimes, giant books will magically float around, which let the ball bounce back.|
|Baby Park||Bouncy Court||A little amusement park owned by Baby Mario. This course doesn't have gimmicks, but the ball will bounce really high on this court.|
|Mushroom Grasslands||Grass Court||A court resembling World 1 from most Mario games. Goomba's will walk around the stage, blocking shots if being hit.|
|Music Park||Hard Court||A court resembling the track from Mario Kart 7. Sometimes, the Giant Music Notes will jump up and land, causing a big wave on the court.|
|Tart Top||Bouncy Court||A court at the top of a giant cake. Due to the soft floor, the ball will bounce extremely high.|
|Pipe Plaza||Stone Court||
An industrial court with many pipes. Sometimes, Bob-Ombs will come out of the pipes and walk around the stage. When hit, they will explode.
|Sherbet Land||Ice Court||An icy court with many christmas-lights. In the background, a massive Christmas Tree can be seen, as well as many Penguins. Due to the icy bottom, players will slip easily, making it hard to hit a ball.|
|Good Egg Galaxy||Grass Court||A court owned by Luma. The court is on the starting planet. Many Star Bits can fall down, if hit, they will be added to your score. The higher the score, the more powerful your shots will be.|
Ring Shot returns again. The player has to shoot the ball through the rings. You'll earn points for that, the smaller the rings, the more points you get. The player has to realize a certain score, each level different, in a given time.
The player completes a match against Apricot Luma and has to earn coins. At a certain time, the stage moves to another planet, making it have different gimmicks. The player has 3 lives, if he/she has the given score, and hasn't lose any life, there will be an exclusive Bonus Stage were you can earn extra Play Coins.
Eggmania is the replacer of Ink Showdown. Instead of Ink Piranha's shooting balls and inkballs, 8-bit Birdo's will shoot balls and eggs. These eggs are really hard to hit. The Birdo's will also shoot fiery eggs, which you'll have to dodge. Your opponent is always a Red Birdo. If Red Birdo hits the player's ball or if he/she can't hit one, he/she loses 1 life. The player starts with 3 lives. A score is given which you'll have to match, if done so, you completed the level.
Complete a match against Boomerang Bro. while lots of enemies will walk around the stage. These contains Goomba's, Klaptraps, Spinies and Buzzy Beetles. If your ball hits one, you'll lose a life. You have 3 lives.
Face off against Red Magikoopa in the dark. You can only see the ball from a short distance. You can't see where Red Magikoopa is, making it hard to score. Each level, Red Magikoopa will become more skilled.
Play basketball in tennis style! The player has to shoot a given number of balls into the basket with their racket. If time runs out, it's game over.
Like his predecessor, there are lots of costumes and clothing for your Mii to wear during matches.
Despite all playables' costumes, several other costumes will be available.
All costumes mentioned above will also be available as normal outfits, plus there are some new ones.
Despite all rackets from playable characters and outfits, some others will be available too. Most are unlocked by clearing a certain cup. Some special rackets are unlocked using QR codes.
For the beta elements of this game, see here.