Mario Hoops 3-on-3 review

The Michael Jordan of video games steps on the court with turtle shell in hand and a gorilla playing center

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Mario sports titles always ooze multiplayer joy... until now. This title has zero online support, and only allows for a pair of lame mini-games - picture Mario Kart 's battle mode, without the kart - via download play. Gathering a few cart-owning ballers will help you live out some hoop dreams wirelessly, but why the game only supports four players is a mystery. Three players per team times two teams equals six.

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DescriptionMario Hoops uses the stylus and touch screen in ways that few could imagine for a sports game. Where it does disappoint is in execution.
Franchise nameMario
UK franchise nameMario
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating"3+"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)