Mario Supper Sluggers for Wii (Review)

Recently I told you about the affordable and fun games being offered by Nintendo for the Wii. You can see them all here. We have been playing with Wii as a family alot lately. It is so much fun! Great for family nights! One game that we played recently was Nintendo Selects: Mario Super Sluggers .

Product Description

Let the Wii Remote controller be your bat as you join Mario, Luigi, Peach, and the rest of the gang in a rocking, socking, baseball extravaganza! Simple, Active Controls! Newcomers to gaming or sports titles will be up and running on Mario Baseball in no time. Simply swing the Wii Remote to smack a home run, or use a pitching motion to toss the ball over the plate. Experienced gamers can also attach a Nunchuk controller for a deeper play experience. Play Ball…With Friends! Two, three, or four players can pick up Wii Remote controllers and challenge each other to a full baseball game or compete in a whole host of baseball-themed minigames. There’s even a home run hitting contest! Live the Baseball Adventure! Mario Super Sluggers boasts over 30 playable characters, all Nintendo favorites. The single-player adventure mode allows the player to explore Baseball Island, tackle dozens of fun baseball challenges, and unlock new characters that can be used in any mode. You can also play with your Miis in Exhibition, Toy Field, and Minigame modes.

Set in the diverse environments of ‘Baseball Kingdom,’ this is a game that is easy to learn and compulsively addictive, but that also can be made to be as challenging as you want it to be. When you are a rookie go on the offensive by swinging the Wii Remote to smack singles, doubles, triples or even home runs; while when playing defense simulating a pitching motion to toss the ball over the plate. As you grow more confident in your skills, you can choose to attach a nunchuck controller while playing defense to control outfielders for an extra challenge. And regardless at what level you play at always remember that Mario Super Sluggers’ nine mini-games are always an option. So, when you need a break from organized play, just grab a few friends and take the mound in a pitching challenge or swing for the fences in the home run derby.


My Opinion:

This is one of my new favorites! It was fun for the whole family! My husband who is a very experienced wii player as well as a baseball player loved it! Just the same, my 5 year old who is still learning about baseball and playing the wii loved it! And lastly ME, who is terribly uncoordinated loved it!

You use the Wii controller as your bat. It is easy to learn and play! You can play up to 4 players. You have several opinion for play including training, mini games and challenges. There are several fun baseball related challenges on the Mario Supper Sluggers. There are games that even my 5 year old can play alone.  You can choose from Mario and over 40 of his friends to play your single play or make up your team.

With so many options you can literally play this for hours! And my family would if I let them! So I have to put a limit on it. What I love most is that this game helps bring the whole family together and focus on one FUN thing. Our living room always turns into a room full of laughter!

As a mom I like to be sure anything that my kids play or watch is fun and as well as a learning experience. This game helps with coordination and strategic thinking. I could see my daughter thinking hard about the next move or theories that would work. I love that it challenges her creativity while she plays.

The Mario Super Sluggers game is now available as a part of the Nintendo Selects collection of Wii games. Nintendo Selects are a set of fun, family-friendly games that millions of people have already experienced and are a great value at a suggested retail price of $19.99.You can purchase Nintendo Selects: Mario Super Sluggers