Mario Sports Mix is a great game for kids under 10 years-old and their parents (if they play together). It can be picked up and played easily by a newer gamer. It can get a bit repetitive for older kids or hard core gamers but they shouldn't buy this game anyway. For the right group of gamers this is a great addition to the Wii! Enjoy!
The sound effects, music, and graphics are all top notch in this game. You can play with just the Wii controller turned sideways (which is what we do, much easier for the kids) or with a Wii controller and nun-chuck. The controls themselves are not too complicated - again perfect for a kid's game.
Mario Sports Mix is a fast-paced and fun sports game for Wii featuring all your favorite Nintendo characters in over-the-top Mushroom Kingdom athletic action. Events included in the game include basketball, volleyball, dodgeball and hockey playable both on ice and elsewhere. Additional features include: multiplayer support, including four-player co-op play and two-on-two competitive play; special devastating moves available for each character; the ability to use koopa shells and other means against opposing players; a variety of game environments and more.
Sports With an Over-the-Top, Mario Twist -
Mario Sports Mix is an arcade style sports game that pits your favorite Nintendo characters against each other in four action-packed sports genres. Sports include: basketball, dodgeball, volleyball and hockey. Hockey fans will enjoy the ability to play both on the ice, as well as on the field. Characters that players can expect to see include: Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Princess Daisy, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, Toad, Donkey Kong, Diddy Kong and others that will be revealed in-game. Characters each possess general abilities, but also have particular play styles, some being faster, stronger, all-around stronger than others or more precise than others. In addition to this, players are able to disturb the play of opponents using Nintendo themed means, for instance koopa shells, banana peels and walking bombs. Each player also possesses their own nearly unstoppable special ability, which can be unleashed after they fill their individual power gauges. Also, players will collect coins and gather multipliers, bonuses and other special items as they play and also as they succeed against opponents.
Your favorite Nintendo characters battle in four sporting events - basketball, volleyball, hockey and dodge ball; the basic rules of the games remain in play, but each also includes special Nintendo flavored elements like coins and special items that ramp up the craziness and fun
Along with standard play, gathering coins will build up bonus points; so when players score a point or basket, they also get the added bonus
You can collect items like a koopa shell to use against your opponents, even using special items to beat up on the other team while shooting or spiking
Every character has a signature move that's almost impossible for opponents to stop; a sampling of these include Mario's fireball moves or Princess Peach's heart-filled attacks
Use a variety of tricks to keep opponents guessing at your next move