Mario Strikers: Battle League

Mario Strikers: Battle League

I have to give Nintendo credit. I bashed them last year for not releasing their switch sports game (Mario Golf: Super Rush) until after Father’s day. Perhaps they knew what they were doing since the reviews were pretty mixed with some brutal reviews. That’s not what I have to give them credit for though. This year they’re releasing their next sports game before Father’s Day. It’s Mario Strikers: Battle League.

Mario Strikers Overview

The buzz seems to be more positive with this one. They even have a time limited demo with some online play. I also enjoy the fact that they call it, “a 5-on-5, soccer-like sport with no rules—do whatever it takes to win!” That’s pretty hardcore for Nintendo.

Gear up
Customizable gear could be great, or not

We’ll have to see how the collectible gear and upgrades works out, but I’m looking forward to this one. At least, as much as one can look forward to getting pummeled by one’s kids.

The pitch
A green shell is one way to get past a defender.

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