Mario Tennis Aces
Mario Tennis looks back to its glory with this fun - if a little fuzzy and fiddly - take on tennis.
A bizarre coming together of Smash Bros. and Mario Tennis that strangely works, even if the Adventure mode occasionally frustrates.
Probably the best Mario Tennis game since the N64 era, but the trick shots can still frustrate and the story campaign is a disappointment.
The core arcade tennis is fun, and collecting rackets and leveling up Mario's tennis abilities through the campaign is a worthwhile endeavor, even if a few difficulty spikes hurt the pace
Aces is the most complex and Mario Tennis game yet, but its online modes are missing some key features.
The options to play how you want demonstrate how Nintendo remains one of the industry's leaders at making games for everybody — even when that game isn't the one some of us originally wanted.
The characters, both new and old, feel much more distinctive than the usual "big, medium, small" classes that seem to follow other Mario sports games and even Mario Kart.
Fundamentally Mario Aces Tennis gets things right much more often than it gets them wrong.
Mario Tennis Aces has a chance at being a great game down the road. Right now, it's simply good. The gameplay is as addictive as ever and the Adventure Mode is a great way to educate people on the ins and outs of Mario Tennis. It's just missing features that, while small, make a world of difference when it comes to the longevity of the game. I want to play Aces for the rest of the Switch lifecycle, but right now it's not giving me much of a reason to keep booting it up.