Mario Strikers: Battle League Reviews

Mario Strikers: Battle League is ranked in the 56th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Travis Northup
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League is an over-the-top soccer game that's wildly fun, even though it does very little new.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers returns with a stripped back entry for Switch that's ultimately less fun to tackle.

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Jun 8, 2022

Though occasionally likable and basically inoffensive, Mario Strikers: Battle League struggles to build on its ideas and ends up feeling pretty undercooked as an experience.

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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

The best and most balanced Mario Strikers title yet, undercut by limited modes and a lacklustre sense of progression.

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7.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League may not be the ultimate version of the world's most popular sport, but its strategic matches, fun online modes, and energetic animations make for an enjoyable experience.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Jun 8, 2022

The chaotic game breathes new life into franchise characters

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GameSpot
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League has all the makings of a great sports game, but there's not much there right now.

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6 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League’s core gameplay is fun, but it’s just not enough to justify the incredibly slim package offered. There’s little to do for online players and even less for those looking for a fun offline single-player game, with it for Mario sports games in general. Nintendo fans were hoping for a hat trick here for the third entry in the Mario Strikers series, but were instead left with an own goal.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

I was shocked that Battle League had this much going on under the surface, and the gameplay itself is enough to carry me through for quite some time.

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TheSixthAxis
Steve C
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 14, 2022

Mario Strikers Battle League is a worthy entry in an excellent series that takes the best aspects of the previous games and hones them to multiplayer perfection. It is more difficult to recommend for solo players – although the core game is still fun – but hopefully the online mode will enable everyone to play the game at its best. Check back soon for the definitive verdict once we've had a chance to give it a try

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87 / 100
Jun 8, 2022

The best Mario sports game, despite Daisy's absence. It has one of the most fun multiplayer experiences that you can have on Nintendo Switch, both locally and online, that will deliver lots of healthy competition, despite losing some of the charm of the originals and having very few characters, stadiums and single player game modes.

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7 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

As it is, Mario Strikers: Battle League isn't the World Cup of Nintendo soccer that fans were probably hoping for. Instead, it's merely an average Sunday game that's playing on Univision: good for a few hours of entertainment and little more than that.

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7.9 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2022

Mario Strikers Battle League Football can be one of the most frantic and exhilarating games on Switch, but it also suffers from its lackluster AI and it really needs more communication tools for its online modes.

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Alex Donaldson
Top Critic
Jun 8, 2022

Put simply, I love it all. It’s a worthy successor to the GameCube game in particular, which I still rate as a real classic.

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Jun 13, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a game that's carried mostly by its local multiplayer and gameplay. There was so much missed potential for this game to shine brighter than its predecessors. From the lack of single-player modes, content, and limitations to its online, it's very tough to justify buying the game in its current state.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is great with others and offers plenty of opportunities to shoot, pass, and play the beautiful game despite there being few modes to choose from.

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Jun 26, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League's core gameplay is a blast, especially with friends, but the game suffers from a severe lack of content.

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75 / 100
Jun 14, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League presents a shockingly deep take on Soccer held up by some incredibly charming and expressive character animations. Sadly there's not much to see outside of the core loop, and can quickly wear out its welcome as things start to feel too repetitive.

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Jun 17, 2022

Nintendo's boisterous take on our national sport is thrilling and hilarious, but doesn't offer enough options to play with

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9 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers is back. Like Smash Bros. Ultimate this is an "easy to play, hard to master" game in which you'll find different levels of engagement and entertainment: from fast and furious rapid matches to seasonal multiplayer challenges... and that's only the tip of the iceberg of things to come.

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