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New Play Control: Mario Power Tennis

Wii, Nintendo, £29.99

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.

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