Another Game Cube game has been given the
Wii treatment in Mario Power Tennis, the latest
in Nintendo’s New Play Control range. To a new
generation of gamers used to the intuitive and
effective controls of Wii Sports, Mario Power
Tennis ought to be a handsdown winner.
However, despite the magic of Mario and high-
energy action, Nintendo has failed to make the
control system anything like as good as it could
– or should – be. Were this a Virtual Console title,
I could forgive the sloppiness, but as a fairly
costly Wii game, it’s just not on.