Mario Sports Superstars
Top Critic Average
Only one game in five is any good in this five-games-in-one compilation, whose brazen recycling of old content is equal parts embarrassing and cynical.
Despite the package including five sports, their shallow nature means the novelty wears off fast
Mario Sports Superstars is like a coworker everybody hates because they do just enough work to not get fired. It’s not a good game, not by a long shot, but it does just enough right that I can’t in good conscience call it outright bad. What I can call it is a lazy experience, one developed solely for the purpose of selling what are basically Mario-branded Topps cards. Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to pour myself another drink.
Mario Sports Superstars should feel like a generous package, but each of the different sports feel lightweight or stripped back, and ultimately a touch forgettable, despite the inherent charm of Mario and his friends.
Mario Sports Superstars need more variety. It becomes monotonous after a few hours of play.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Fun and well done, Mario Sports Supertars is cheerful and funny sports game, although weakened by an excessive copy & paste.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Mario and friends have tried out a number of different sports over the years and the latest struggles to live up to that long legacy. The core gameplay of each of the sports is solid, but it feels like the most basic form of each was plucked from a superior title.
After this it might be high time for Mario to put his sportsing behind him and stick to regaling kids with stories of his adventures, rather than his sporting achievements.
The Italian plumber's new sports adventure is perfectly functional, but also free of imaginative spark (and reasons to keep playing)
Mario Sports Superstars provides players with five different sports to play through, offering consumers great value, but ultimately this jack of many trades is a master of none.