Mario Tennis Aces is off to a STRONG Start

Mario Tennis Aces is off to a STRONG Start

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Mario Tennis Aces is due to launch this Friday for the Nintendo Switch, and that means the reviews are coming in fast today with the racket-filled sports game sitting STRONG as of this writing at 80 on OpenCritic. 19 reviews in, with some still declining to give a score, it seems Nintendo will indeed have another hits on its hands. Here are some sample reviews:

  • COGConnected: 86/100 - "Put everything together, and Mario Tennis Aces is a great addition to the Switch lineup. For hardcore tennis fans, there’s lots of authenticity to the shot selection and special moves. If you like an RPG-style Mario adventure, there’s a deep and well-written mode that will keep you interested."
  • NintendoLife: 8/10 - "We're used to seeing Wii U games transfer to Switch, but for Ultra Smash to have moved across without a substantial makeover would have been disastrous. Aces, wonderfully, is anything but that – it's a superb arcade sports game that's generous with its suite of player options and only occasionally guilty of being a little cheap in its Adventure Mode."
  • GamesRadar+: 4/5 - "A bizarre coming together of Smash Bros. and Mario Tennis that strangely works, even if the Adventure mode occasionally frustrates."

About the Authors

Bill Murphy has been blogging and pontificating about video games since 2002. Always ready with more to say than anyone could possibly want to read, he began his professional writing tenure at IGN's Vault Network as an Assistant Community Manager in 2006. Later he moved on to Ten Ton Hammer, and then finally landed a gig as Lead Writer at and, which has evolved into his current role as Managing Editor. In 2017, he co-founded the all-games site He lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his beautiful wife, two young sons, and small army of dogs and cats.