Mario Power Tennis (GC)

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Mario Power Tennis
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Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Mario Tennis
Platform(s) GameCube
Genre(s) [[:Category:Sports (Tennis) (Genre)|Sports (Tennis)]][[Category:Sports (Tennis) (Genre)]]
Mode(s) Single-Player, Multiplayer
Input methods Gamecube Controller
Compatibility 5Stars5.pngEdit rating: Mario Power Tennis (GC)
Perfect
GameIDs GOMJ01, GOME01, GOMP01
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Mario Power Tennis, known in Japan as Mario Tennis GC, is a sports game developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo GameCube in 2004. The game is the sequel to the Nintendo 64 title Mario Tennis, and is the fourth game in the Mario Tennis series. Power Tennis was released in Japan on October 28, 2004, in North America on November 8, 2004, and in Australia on February 25, 2005. The game was re-released for the Wii in 2009 as part of the New Play Control! collection of titles, featuring GameCube games with added Wii controls.

Power Tennis incorporates multiple characters, themes, and locations from the Mario series. The game includes standard tennis matches, but contains variants that feature different scoring formats and objectives. Other variants include "Gimmick" courts, thematic areas with components and properties that directly affect game play. The game consists of 18 playable characters, each categorized by their style of play and each with a pair of unique moves known as "Power Shots". Power Tennis was developed simultaneously with Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, and the pair shared similar technology and concepts with each other during production. Such similarities include an emphasis on the Mario theme in characters and settings as well as alternative game modes such as "Ring Shot".

The game was positively received in general, attaining an aggregate score of 81 percent from Game Rankings and 80 percent from Metacritic. Critics praised the game's depth and variety, but criticized the Power Shot animations, which could not be skipped.

Problems

Configuration

Only configuration options for the best compatibility where they deviate from defaults are listed.

Graphics

Config Setting Notes
Video Back End OpenGL Graphics issues occur with DirectX plug-ins

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Mario Power Tennis since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

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Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.

Testing

This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS Version CPU GPU Result Tester
r7310 Windows 7 x86 Intel Pentium E5300 @ 2.6GHz ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB Playable 35-45 FPS (PAL)--> 70-95% speed, only with OpenGL plug-in, DX9 and DX11 are faster but the graphic error make the game unplayable Markon89
r7483 Windows 7 x64 Intel Celeron E3300 @ 3.33 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 512M DDR3 Playable 60 FPS with OpenGL setting (less graphical glitches). EliasYFGM

Gameplay Videos