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Mario Tennis
Mario Tennis
Mario symbol
North American box art.
Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario
Director(s) Haruki Kodera
Producer(s) Shinji Hatano
Hiroyuki Takahashi
Designer(s) Hiroyuki Takahashi
Shugo Takahashi
Composer(s) Motoi Sakuraba
Release date Nintendo 64
JPJuly 21, 2000
NAAugust 28, 2000
PALNovember 3, 2000
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Ratings E for Everyone
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Wii (Virtual Console)
Wii U (Virtual Console)

Mario Tennis, known in Japan as Mario Tennis 64 (マリオテニス64), is a sports video game of the Mario franchise developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. The game was released in North America and Japan in the summer of 2000, and released in Europe later in November. It is the first tennis-based game starring Mario since Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy, and the second game developed by Camelot on a Nintendo system. The game is known for being the introduction of Luigi's evil doppleganger, Waluigi, and the re-introduction of Princess Daisy and Birdo.

Mario Tennis was re-released on the Wii Virtual Console in 2010 and on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2015. The game's success led to four sequels: Mario Power Tennis released for the GameCube in 2004, Mario Tennis Open released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2012, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash released for the Wii U in 2015 and Mario Tennis Aces which was released for the Nintendo Switch in 2018.

In the Super Smash Flash series

Characters

Waluigi, who debuted in this game as Wario's partner and Luigi's evil rival, appears in Super Smash Flash 2 as a playable character.

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