Mario’s new adventure was released last week and it’s all about…Tennis! But did he brought enough friends with him to play? What characters are missing from the Mario Tennis Aces Roster and who should be added as DLC?
I’m really enjoying how Mario Tennis Aces has more playable Mario enemies. Having Spike playable was a fantastic idea. But I can’t help but notice that they forgot one of my favorite enemies, that being Hammer Bro. Hammer Bro was playable in Mario Party 8 and will be playable in Super Mario Party. He was also playable in the 2 Mario baseball games.
I was so glad to see that Diddy made it into the roster. However, I would really like t see them add a retro character to the roster — one that hasn’t been since Mario Tennis 64. Of course, I’m talking about Donkey Kong JR. Donkey Kong Jr. has been missing from a lot of Nintendo games, and his revival is long overdue. He appeared in all of the classic Mario spin-off titles, so having him come back would be a welcome dosage of nostalgia.
There is one species of characters that deserve more exposure, and the Whomps had everything to give us a distinct archetype to the game, that might be a bit slow, but packing a lot of punch, also, with their wacky faces, they could bring a lot of fun to the courts. Also, where are Monty Mole, Goomba, Boss Bass, Lakitu and the Moo Moo cows? The game has a lot to learn from Smash Ultimate, as not everyone is here.
Push took Donkey Kong Jr. and Pauline feels to easy a pick so instead I want to go with Green Tin Luigi!
…Ok, I am kidding give me King Bob-omb. We’ve had Petey Piranha be playable and Chain Chomp be playable so why not King Bob-omb? He is one of those few recurring boss characters to never have a playable appearance, not even in Mario Kart, so this could be his chance to debut as a short-fused Tennis champion!
There’s no rule for picking not picking the “easy choice”, so I’m taking full advantage of it!
Like I said in our Mario Tennis Aces video-discussion, Pauline would be a dream-character and I could imagine her being a fun character to play in Mario Tennis. Sure, it would be fair to assume that I only want her because of her increased popularity from Super Mario Odyssey, but I personally feel that Nintendo did such a good job in redesigning Pauline, that she would bring something new to Mario Tennis Aces. She’s not only a nostalgic callback but design-wise one of the more “human realistic” characters, which gives her a unique look among the Mario Tennis-Cast. She would stick out in a good way and let’s be honest: Being a major of a big city is exhausting and demanding and she probably needs a sport as a hobby, right? So Tennis would be perfect for her! But I don’t hold my breath tho as Mario Tennis Aces is interestingly more based on the assets of Super Mario 3D World and at this point, I think it’s too early for Pauline, even as DLC. But who knows…
Speaking of the big city: Please have New Dong City as a possible Tennis field-DLC. Embrace the weirdness of Mario-characters being in a realistic environment.
This will end up being my first Mario Tennis game, so I was a bit surprised by how lacking the roster is in terms of bigger characters. If we could have Pauline, with the recent success of Odyssey, or maybe Cappy and his sister – I’d be happy. It isn’t much from probably just changing up a Boo’s model, but doing it shouldn’t right – right?