Mario™ has a long history as a sports fan. Throughout his storied career
he has pursued an interest in golf, tennis, baseball and go-karting, to
name just a few. Now Mario’s tackling four different sports at the same
time, all of them included on one disc for the Wii™ console. The game MARIO™
SPORTS MIX lets players jump into games of hockey, basketball,
volleyball or dodgeball. The game launches on Feb. 7.
MARIO SPORTS MIX presents these four familiar sports – but with a
Mario twist. Players can choose from a variety of playable Mushroom
Kingdom characters and can even challenge Mario and friends directly by
playing as their own Mii™ characters. Each game contains a number of
Mushroom Kingdom power-ups that can turn the tide of a game in an
instant, such as banana peels, green shells and even mini mushrooms. In
over-the-top Mario sports fashion, each character can unleash his or her
unique special move that ranges from Mario’s fire dunk in basketball to
Yoshi’s rainbow attack in dodgeball.
Players can also elect to hold their matches in a number of interesting
venues. For example, the Wario Factory has conveyor belts that affect
how the players move on the court, while in Peach’s Castle, fountains go
up and down to block certain areas of the net in Volleyball.
Up to four friends who are in the same room can join in the fun, while
up to four players (one or two at each location) can compete over a
broadband Internet connection via Nintendo® Wi-Fi Connection. Players
can play online against friends with whom they have traded friend codes,
or anonymously against other opponents. Multiplayer modes require
additional controllers, which are sold separately.