Mario Tennis 64 © 2000 Nintendo.
All of your favorite characters hit the court in a wild and wacky multiplayer tennis game from the makers of Mario Golf. Mario, Luigi, Koopa, Peach, Kinopio, and Donkey Kong lead off the all-star 14 player lineup. The fast-paced action will have you unleashing vicious volleys, life-saving lobs, ballistic backhands, and electrifying super-charged smashes!
It's tennis with a Mario twist! Take the Pakkun Challenge and brave the barrage of bouncing balls or opt for Koopa's tilting court to attack opponents with Nokonoko shells. Up to four can play, go head-to-head in doubles matches, dive into a four player Ring-Shot Battle Royale, or just zap opponents with lightning bolts on the Koopa King's court. Single Player Tourneys, Multiplayer Exhibition Matches, Ring Shot Challenges. Many modes to play plus hidden courts and characters to discover.
Mario Tennis 64 was released in North America and Japan on the Summer of 2000 and released in Europe later in November.
This game marks the introduction of Waluigi as well as re-introducing Catherine and Daisy.
Through the use of a Nintendo 64 Transfer Pak, players are able to import characters from the Game Boy version of Mario Tennis to the Nintendo 64 game, in addition to importing characters and courts from one game to the other.
Mario Tennis 64 sold over 200,000 copies within two weeks of release.
Clearing the various cups with several characters in singles and doubles play will unlock various character themed courts. These are: Mario, DK, Wario, Yoshi, and Catherine. Perfectly complete any court in the Pakkun Challenge to unlock the Pakkun court.
Win every cup with everyone, not including the Game Boy Color characters, in singles and doubles to access MAX difficulty.
Clear Tournament mode (all three cups) with a character. Now highlight that character and hold button R. A star will appear next to their name. This allows you to participate in the Star tournament, a more difficult version of the regular tournament replacing the Kinoko, Flower, and Star cups with the Rainbow, Moonlight, and Planet cups, respectively.
Clear Star cup in singles play to unlock Heiho. Clear Star cup in doubles play to unlock Donkey Kong Jr.
Developed by Camelot and Nintendo. Published by Nintendo.
Later re-released in the Virtual Console for Wii on june.18, 2010 in the PAL region, North America on june.28, 2010, and in Japan in aug.31, 2010. The Virtual Console version removes all Transfer Pak features as well as the ability to play in the Ring Tournaments.