The Best Party Game on the GC!
Mario Power Tennis is, hands down, the best party game on the Gamecube. Some might think the Mario Party series, having "party" in the title, should take the title but they are wrong (way way wrong).
This game is great for so many reasons. First off, it is very accessible. Anyone can pick up and play regardless of their knowledge of video games or tennis.
The different controller setups allow newer players to compete against more seasoned opponents. The easy setup will automatically launch special attacks depending on the context while the advanced one will require the player to choose between a defensive or offensive special ability.
The game also adds various flavours by throwing in different courts (including gimmicky ones) that change the dynamic of the game. Grass courts, clay courts, moving platform water courts, and ghost courts! They're all there!
People ask me to bring my Gamecube when we have game night because they plan on playing Mario Power Tennis, despite them all owning newer consoles. Although we set out to play various games we always end up playing this particular one through the evening. I strongly recommend.
Reviewed by: Mr. Gazillion from Ottawa, Canada on 11/3/2012