Mario Strikers – Battle League Football: our review

By Laurent P., Cécile D. Published on June 15, 2022 at 11:30 p.m.

Notice to Mario Strikers fans! On the occasion of the last Nintendo Direct which was held on Wednesday February 9, 2022, Big N announced the release, this year, of Mario Strikers: Battle League Football, software which is reminiscent of the success of Mario Strikers Charged Football released on Wii in 2007. A new opus released on June 10, 2022. We tested, we tell you!

the Nintendo Direct of February 9, 2022 has without a shadow of a doubt unveiled many surprises for all fans of nintendo… And among these, Mario Strikers: Battle League Soccersoftware from the franchise Mario Strikers and awaited by many fans, who had notably been able to sand down the latest software in the saga to date, Mario Strikers Charged Footballreleased on Wii in 2007.

A new opus which has therefore offered the luxury of a trailer, showing a few of the game’s features, but above all a release date for the June 10, 2022. Regarding the software, the trailer shows us several interesting things about the possible matches: tackles, objects to use (as in Mario Kartspectacular special shots… Full of features to discover to dominate the match and achieve victory.

Mario Strikers - Battle League Football: trailer and release dateMario Strikers - Battle League Football: trailer and release dateMario Strikers - Battle League Football: trailer and release date

A more specific point is also made on the equipment which changes not only the appearance of your character, but also their speed, their strength and the accuracy of their passes. Another point is also made on “Hyper Strikes”, to be activated by picking up orbs appearing on the field, and to charge when the opponent is distracted. Each “Hyper Strike” resulting in a goal will be worth two points, spicing up the games somewhat.

Note that it is also possible to play in local co-opbut also online through the club mode. Each “Club” can bring together up to 20 players, allowing games to be as crazy as possible.

Our review:

Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is indeed the worthy heir of the Mario Strikers Charged Footballjust as crazy and addictive, offering football matches reviewed and corrected with sauce nintendowith passes, dribbling, shots on target, but also and above all, what makes the salt of the game and of the previous opus, charged shots, real cannonballs devastating everything in their path (and allowing you to score, at least passage).

But a software not necessarily to put in all hands… Regulars will find the mechanics of previous software, with some new features all the same, but novices could quickly become disillusioned when at the relatively high level of difficulty (we played in level normal), as the matches are difficult to win if you do not perfectly master the different moves and commands.

And blows, there are many to know… Too many, even. We therefore advise you, perhaps, to start at the easy level just to get your feet wet, then move on to the normal level to challenge yourself, otherwise you risk dropping out of the game without appreciating all the subtleties. Next to that, the crafting characters via the purchase of equipment is interesting, but you still have to win matches to be able to buy them.

We also appreciate the graphics of the game, rather well done, between the game mario classic 3D and comics, with more raw comic bubbles for charged strikes. We also appreciate the bonuses just as much ingame who, just like Mario Kart, brings a real plus to the parties, even more fun. And on the field side, these are smaller than the other apps in the franchise, making the games more dynamic!

Note all the same that you should go around the game solo in just a few hours, the interest of the software being its multiplayer side, whether you play locally or during online competition. In short, you will understand, Mario Strikers: Battle League Football is THE game for all fans of the franchise and football fans. And for the others, a great discovery despite its difficulty. We get the software, friends?

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