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New Mario Tennis Aces Screens Showcase Powerful & Defensive Characters

Nintendo’s official blog, the Nintendo Treehouse Log, has posted another series of screens from Mario Tennis Aces. The last set covered technical and all-around awesome characters, but this time around we’re checking out the powerful and defensive players.


Powerful characters can dish out shots with very high speed. Their movement may be slower than some of the other character types, but when their racket finds their target, watch out! That ball is going and gone. This character type is for you if you want to keep the pressure on your opponents with an offensive onslaught.

When up against Powerful characters, exploit their slower speed by aiming your shots far away from their position, where they hopefully cannot reach… (Unless they’ve mastered the Trick Shot…)



Defensive characters include Waluigi and Bowser Jr. What do these two characters have in common? That’s right… Long limbs! Waluigi and Bowser Jr. (or his Koopa Clown Car, rather) use their extendable arms to strategically block, attack, or gra—wait, sorry, wrong game. They use their long arms to return all kinds of shots! It’s tough to hit a ball out of reach for these folks.

These characters will be very comfortable in the center of the court, where they’ll have great horizontal range to defend against balls that enter their turf. It maybe be best to try to mix up your strategy against Waluigi or Bowser Jr. by throwing in some Zone Shots or Special Shots to trip up their rhythm and displace them.



[Source: Nintendo Treehouse Log]


Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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