Mario Sports Mix
Mario Sports Mix is a Mario sporting game on the Nintendo Wii. It features four different sports: hockey, basketball, dodgeball, and volleyball. It was developed by Square Enix, who also worked on Mario Hoops 3-on-3.
It was released in North America on February 7th, 2011 and on January 28th, 2011 in Europe.
In Mario Sports Mix, there is cooperative play that allows up to three players to play while four players can play in competitive play. Players will use the Wii Remote and Nunchuck control style for this game and they will need to move the Wii Remote to perform actions in this game, such as hitting a volleyball.
Similar to the play style in Mario Hoops 3-on-3, the coins collected by the player along the way are added to their total score. There is a shot clock on the bottom-left hand corner of the screen that tells the characters they need to shoot the ball within the twenty-four second time limit. If a character sinks the ball in the net outside of the 3-point line then they get three points. Inside of the line, they will get two points. Special shots will always give the team three points. The coins collected during the game will also add to the score.
Players can defend, block, and drunk in this game.
Dodgeball is played by throwing a ball at the other players on the other team. There are 2 teams that consist of 2 or 3 players with a colored Yoshi(red and blue depending on the team). Players will be given a Health Meter and will lose a health when they are hit. The colored Yoshi is excluded from being hit and can never be knocked out and they can't be controlled unless they have the ball. Once a player has lost all of their health, they are out and sent with Yoshi into the box. If the player hits another person, then they can exit the box and return to the match with a small portion of health.
In this mode, there are also items that are thrown on the court or used with the ball. Coins can also be collected and higher levels of stamina will be lost.
Hockey will start off with a face-off to determine which team gains control of the puck first. The goalies are Shy Guys who will match the color of their team. When playing off the ice, players will use roller blades and can collect items by stepping on a ? Panel.
Volleyball will not have a time limit. a player can serve or spike the ball while avoiding obstacles given on certain stages. These obstacles will try to deflect the serves and hits from a player.
 Special Abilities
Characters will be given specific abilities to use in Mario Sports Mix. On screen, there will be a meter that has to reach the top to use these attacks. These attacks will unleash a powerful move in the sport being played and can help a player win the game. It will change the gameplay of the sport and each ability is unique.
Mario Sports Mix has 19 playable characters to choose from. Certain Final Fantasy characters made appearances in the game. As well as Slime from the Dragon Quest series. Those characters are unlockable, while all the Mario characters are playable from start. Players can also unlock other colors for each character.
- Diddy Kong
- Donkey Kong
- Bowser Jr.
- White Mage
- Black Mage
There are a total of fourteen courts in Mario Sports Mix. Four courts are from Mario Hoops 3-on-3. Each tournament will have three courts that can be played on.
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