Mario Strikers: Battle League Reviews

Mario Strikers: Battle League is ranked in the 51st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Ken McKown
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a great game that suffers the same fate as its Switch sports brethren. It plays great, looks outstanding, but simply lacks content. I truly hope we see more characters, stadiums, and modes as the game goes on. There is a lot here to love, but it feels shallow in the content department for sure. Still if you love the arcade mentality of Mario sports this game is a no-brainer and yet another exclusive gem for Nintendo’s aging platform.

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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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75 / 100
Jun 8, 2022

Once I got past those first matches, Battle League was a lot more fun. Every match is tense, fast-paced, and packed with action. You’ve got a layer of strategy with the gear, and every character plays differently. If you’re looking for some Mario-style soccer, this game delivers. On the other hand, it’s a thin offering for solo players. Online matches will greatly extend the life of this game, if you’re looking for more challenges. I wish the teammate switching system wasn’t so clunky. I’d also love a larger roster to choose from. But if you’ve got enough opponents, Mario Strikers: Battle League is a pretty great time.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League delivers the frantic fun the franchise is known for, but it feels like it's only fielding half a team.

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8.7 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Before concluding, it must finally be remembered that Nintendo has promised free future updates, which will expand the title in terms of content with lots of new characters added to the starting roster. We'll see if the continued support promised by the Big N will be able to keep the Mario Strikers community alive months after its launch. In short, if on the one hand it is appreciable the effort of Nintendo to propose a more articulated online structure than its most recent productions, there is still the feeling that on the content level Battle League Football could have done something more.

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72 / 100
Jun 8, 2022

Funny kick for in between, but due to the meager circumference it runs out of breath too quickly.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League boasts excellent gameplay mechanics as well as item-based hijinks that make it feel more like a survival game at times. Online options are also much improved, including the ability to create your own Strikers Clubs for competing and earning rewards. The focus on competitive online play, however, has made the game less of a compelling offline experience due to a lack of a true campaign as well as various other modes. It’s still a blast when played with friends or online rivals. For folks playing solo by themselves, however, Battle League can be a lonely experience.

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Jun 27, 2022

While it isn't a perfect game, Mario Strikers: Battle League delivers as advertised.

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78 / 100
Jun 13, 2022

Thanks to fantastic gameplay and presentation by Next Level Games, Mario Strikers: Battle League is the installment that fans have been waiting for 15 years. However, a lack of content and an online mode that needs improvement hamper the experience.

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Mixed
Jun 8, 2022
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Tiny_Ellie
Top Critic
7 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

With a fiendishly fun formula, a production with the greatest of care, and more technical matches, Mario Strikers Battle League is the perfect game for intense parties with friends. Fun times, and mocking around between friends are guaranteed.

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Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is a thrilling take on the football genre, with more end-to-end thrills than FIFA could ever hope for, as well as the chaotic energy that the classic Super Mario items provide. But a stingy offering of single-player modes mean that this is only really worthwhile for those wanting to dive into online multiplayer.

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Jordan Minor
Top Critic
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League makes its long-awaited return as a deliriously fun and accessible soccer game that's packed with character customization and online modes.

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Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League delivers the deepest Mario sports experience yet, with surprisingly nuanced soccer gameplay. There's just not much to do once you've mastered those skills.

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3.5 / 5.0
Jun 8, 2022

Overall, Mario: Strikers Battle League is a good game that needs more to do. It may be a much better game a year from now, but right now, it is noticeably lacking content.

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9 / 10
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a masterclass in competitive game design. What it lacks in options is more than made up by just how much fun the game is, and it's absolutely gorgeous to boot. As it stands it already feels like a complete product, but the promise of future updates down the line gives us even more to get excited about. If arcade sport action isn't your bag, it'll likely do nothing to sway your opinion, but if you have even a passing interest in this kind of caper, Mario Strikers: Battle League is the best sports game on Switch right now.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 8, 2022

Rather than the triumphant return of a fan-favorite franchise, Battle League claims its slow season spot in Nintendo's calendar as just another sports game. If Mario Strikers saw a new release every year, there'd be a problem, but it's been well over a decade since the last entry in the series. Yes, it's more of the same, but when "the same" is so fun-and so hard to put down after just one match-more of the same is more than welcome, even if the game isn't as creative or ambitious as one might hope.

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7 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Another example of Nintendo giving the players a game that seems interesting on the outside but is kind of empty inside. Mario Strikers has some updates planned, but I really hope that the big N understands one day that a full price should mean a complete game. Still, I won’t lie – Mario Strikers provides lots of fun, because its core gameplay is good.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a fun time that is easy enough for anybody to pickup and play but still without depth to mean it should keep an audience engaged for a long period of time. It's a little lacking in the single player department, but it's doing some interesting things in the online space to make up for it.

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Ben Salter
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2022

Mario Strikers Battle League is a lot of fun, but unless you commit to online play, it’s here for a good — but brief — time.

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