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A FAQ written and created by Paul Schlabach, a.k.a. sndgarden69 on 8/22/00
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Thanks for checking out my FAQ.  If you liked Mario Golf, play this game.  
It features some of the same features that made it fun, and a better 
multiplayer mode.  This is my first FAQ, so donít critique me too harshly.

Version History
8/22/00    V1.0-Created FAQ
8/24/00    V1.1-Created Title art and few minor corrections
8/25/00    V1.11-Fixed title art ëcause of screwy spacing things
8/28/00    V1.2-Created players ranks and a team
8/31/00    V1.8-Added a few teams and courts and fixed small things
9/12/00    V2.2-Created numbered stats and teams and logos
10/2/00    V2.5-Added my logo and fixed minor things people have been 
griping about
11/7/00    V2.6-Added a few doubles teams after a major break-mostly for 
writing Fallout 2 FAQ
12/10/00  V2.99-Finished everything except whenever I find time to beat the 
star tournaments to confirm max difficulty cheat
12/29/00  VFinal-Finished everything in this thing!  I have freed myself 
from the shackles of the beast!

Contents
      I. Disclaimer
      II. How to Contact Me
      III. Modes of Play
      IV. Court Design
      V. Court Surfaces
      VI. Controls
      VII. Basic Strategies
      VIII. Tournaments
      IX. Bowser Stage Items
      X. Original Characters
      XI. Hidden Characters
      XII. Good Doubles Teams
      XIII. Ranking List
      XIV. Cheats
      XV. Special Thanks

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Disclaimer
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Do not attempt to copy or recreate this document for anything.  So far this 
FAQ has been posted on:
      www.gamefaqs.com
      www.cheatcc.com
      www.gameadvice.com (linked from gamewinners.com)
      www.gamingplanet.com
      www.cheatplanet.com
      www.cheatcity.com
      www.gamecenter.com
      www.mariotennisFAQ.homestead.com/index.html
If you see this on any other web sites, let me know, and it will be greatly 
appreciated.  This FAQ is copyright 2000 by Paul Schlabach.

How to Contact Me
Please e-mail your constructive criticism, corrections (yes, even I can be 
wrong from time to time!) and/or suggestions to sndgarden69@hotmail.com.  If 
I include something from you in this FAQ, it will be noted at the bottom.  
Please put a subject name on it and I will respond as fast as I can.
Also, I would like to present this one quote to you: ëgreat guide it helped 
me at this game when I rented it I liked it so much I am gonna buy the game 
thanks 4 making such a wicked guide!í  (By the way, this was emailed to me 
from PatG758@aol.com.  Thanks!)  I was just pointing that out because all 
good emails that arenít about corrections or problems should be like that.  
Time for the FAQ!

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Modes of Play
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There are a couple different modes of play in Mario Tennis, all of which I 
will explain.

Singles Matches- A one on one match between you and your opponent.

Doubles Matches- A two on two match between 2 teams of players.

Tournaments- There are three tournaments available when you start the game.  
You proceed through the rankings, in either doubles or singles matches.  If 
you win, you get a trophy and move on to the next highest tournament.

Piranha Challenge- Several piranha plants spit balls at you and you must hit 
them past your rival more often than the plants spit them past you.

Ring Shot- While volleying with your opponent, you must hit the ball through 
target rings and win the point to get credit for the rings.

Bowser Stage- While playing on Bowserís court, aim for the power-up boxes 
which can be used by hitting R.  These items can stun your opponent, which 
usually wins a point.  However, the court also tips where the most weight is 
located, so donít run too far.

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Court Design
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