Mario Tennis: Power Tour
|Mario Tennis: Power Tour|
|Release Date(s)|| North America: December 5, 05|
Japan: September 13, 05
|Ratings||ESRB: E (Everyone)|
Choose the Boy or the Girl. The only difference really is the boy starts out a power type hitter, and the girl starts out a technique type hitter. You have just been accepted to the Royal Tennis Academy. Your first day, you have to complete the traditional, welcome workout....which you don't do so well in. You faint in the middle of the court and make quite a scene. Some of the coaches like that you had persistence, others didn't. You are awoken the next day by your partner and ready to go. You get up, while your partner is showing you the dorm. You first go to the restaurant, only to find it is empty. A chef and a few other emplyees there tell you that a few masked players had challenged the Royal Academy's top players, Mark, Kevin, and Alex,.....all coaches, what a suprise. By the time you get there, they had already beaten out Mark and Kevin, and are on there way to Alex. You don't end up seeing any part of the match, but your partner does. Alex actually lost. Only the Principal, and a few other coaches know who the masked players really are,.....its up to you to find out. You go along rising up through the ranks, unlocking amazing new power shots, finding strange suprises along the way, and learning new techniques. Do you have what it takes?
Players can test their backhand in this unique role-playing tennis adventure. Train hard at the Royal Tennis Academy to be a champion. Gain experience and improve your skills through lessons and tournaments, and rise to the top of the ranks. Play as Mario, Peach, Waluigi, or Donkey Kong in a slew of wild modes. Advance through the story and unlock even more characters, all with their own power moves. Beat Mario at his own game, then link up with a friend or three for even more frantic fun!
A- Top Spin
B- Slice Spin
R- Activate Power Shot
Start- Open Pause Menu
D-Pad- Move around
In Power Tour mode:
A- Investigate and talk
B- Hold to run
Start- Open Pause Menu
D-Pad- Move around
 Game Modes
At the start screen, when you start out you have 6 choices to choose from. Power Tour, the main RPG mode of the game, Exhibition, an exhibiton match just for fun to help you get used to different courts and players, Multi-player, using a link-cable you can play against one of you friends, Stats, check to see the stats of each file from the Power Tour mode, Options, change sound and viewing settings, and Glossary, the tennis terminology. Later you will unlock the Minigames mode(no space or a '-' between mini and games).
In the exhibition mode of the game, you can play a tennis match just for fun. You gain exp (experience points) no matter what so there isn't any pressure about your ranking. You pick a player, and then pick a player to play agaisnt, and choose the difficulty setting for that player.
Select this, and choose between various tennis terms to find the definitions of each of them.
In multi-player mode, you connect to another Gameboy Advance (regular, SP, or Micro), and play agaisnt a friend. Each player requires his/her own game pak. You can have a singles match, or a doubles match if you link with four players.
You can change the Music, Controls, and Data options here. The Music:You can turn it on or off. The Controls:Switch from Simple, Normal, and Technical controls. And the Data:Erase individual Power Tour Files, or erase all game data.
 Power Tour
In the Power Tour mode of the game, you start out the RPG of the game which is the main part of the game. You can go around, move up in the ranks of the Royal Tennis Academy, get tips from the tennis coaches, and even go to far off tournaments.
If you go to the stats option, you either select a file from the Power Tour mode, or the Exhibition Stats. The Power Tour modes stats show your exp, ranking, training stats, power training stats, and what level you are at. The Exhibition stats, has a graph of what matches you have won in exhibition mode. If you beat the opponent on a certain skill level, than a different icon will appear. It goes like this: Novice-Blue Triange, Intermediate-Green Circle, Expert-Yellow Circle with a smaller yellow circle inside, Pro-A Red Circle that has a shape cut out to give the appearence of a Red Moon, and Ace(unlock by beating everyone on the Pro Difficulty with one character)-A Star with all of the other colors combined into it.
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