A number of you have contacted me to say that the well-received Mario Tennis Open for the Nintendo 3DS has been reduced to $19.99 at Best Buy. The deal on Mario Tennis Open is only for one day, so if it’s a game you’re after then be sure to make a purchase. Mario Tennis Open has an average review score of sixty-nine percent on review aggregator, Metacritic.
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Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D and Mario Kart 7 are now available for purchase from the Nintendo eShop at a price of $39.99 each. Select Nintendo 3DS software that is currently available at retail stores will become available in the Nintendo eShop in the future. Nintendo UK announced earlier today that Mario Tennis Open is available on the European Nintendo 3DS eShop.
Metal Mario is an unlockable character in Mario Kart 7 and is now available to unlock in North American copies of Mario Tennis Open. To unlock him – while on the profile select screen of the game – press up on the control-pad plus the start button (at the same time). And then, scan the QR code above with the outer camera of your Nintendo 3DS.
Camelot has worked on a few Mario titles, such as Mario Tennis Open, and the developer wants to work with another Nintendo character. Camelot president Hiroyuki Takahashi revealed that he wants to develop a new Donkey Kong game. Takahashi is apparently a fan of Donkey Kong 64, for the Nintendo 64, and “would love to make a sequel to it.” Should Camelot work on the Donkey Kong franchise, or should it be left for Retro Studios?
Hiroyuki Takahashi, the president of Camelot, was recently interviewed about Mario Tennis Open, which is their latest video game. Toward the end of the interview, Takahashi was asked about whether there will be a new installment in the Golden Sun series. Takahashi said that the Golden Sun games require a great deal of effort to develop, and Camelot may work on a new chapter if there is strong demand for it.
“Golden Sun really requires a full effort to be put in. But of course, if there are enough people saying that we really must create another game, then we may just have to listen to them. Still, you would need to give me a bit of time to work on ideas for the story before we could release a fourth game in the series.”
Mario Tennis Open was released in Europe today. So far, the game has received mixed reviews and holds a score of 70/100 on Metacritic. IGN has criticized the game for “never allowing itself to break out of a more typical tennis mold to be something unique” and gave it a 6.5/10.
GameTrailers praised the game’s multiplayer and online functionality and awarded it with an 8.1/10. Mario Tennis Open is now available to purchase in all regions. Although most reviews were above average, do you think Mario’s new game will be on the list of the best-selling software, as his games were last week?
In an exciting Nintendo 3DS exclusive, a massive Yoshi hunt will soon become available ahead of the upcoming Mario Tennis Open launch on 25th May. The hunt, entitled The Yoshi Chase, will involve tracking down a series of different-coloured Yoshis, playable in Mario Tennis Open, through corresponding QR codes released over the coming weeks through various channels. The Black Yoshi will be the first to be released but there are many more in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled.
Each Yoshi QR code will be released in a variety of different ways and at different times, so you will have to stay alert to find them – the Black Yoshi will be distributed first exclusively through 30 Asda stores on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May, between the hours of 9.30AM and 5.30PM. White, Blue and Red Yoshi will follow at a later date. These characters can only be activated with the QR code held by in-store sampling teams, so be sure to come down with your Nintendo 3DS so you don’t miss out.
Update: Sorry, this is currently UK only. My mistake!