The Nintendo Treehouse Log has released some new details on Mario Tennis Aces, as well as some new screenshots. This official post is the first in a series of posts that will focus on the character types that are in the game. The first post is about the All-Around and Technical types. Mario, Luigi and Daisy are All-Around. Toadette and Peach are Technical. Defensive and Powerful types will be covered “next time”.
As the name suggests, All-Around characters have well-rounded characteristics. The Nintendo Treehouse Log says that “this character type is a great one to start with and master, since they have no glaring weaknesses: their shots are solid and their speed is good, allowing them to traverse the court proficiently. Of course, this isn’t to say that all characters in the same category play the same. Luigi, for example, has slightly weaker shots than Mario, but has phenomenal volleys and is a force to be reckoned with up at the net.”
The Technical type has a small roster, but this character type “have excellent ball control, are able to easily hit to the far corners of the court, have great footwork, and look fabulous in pink”. But that’s not all. Technical characters “are great for hitting the ball juuuust out of reach of your opponents, particularly once you have gotten a read on how your opponent tends to move. Their Zone Shots and Special Shots may not be as fast as those of some other character types, but they certainly make those standard shots count! And the longer you keep a rally going, the more chances you have at storing up your Energy for some of those souped-up Special Shots”. As for the screenshots, here they are: