The Switch has been a prosperous era for fans hoping to follow their cult classic favorites from several generations ago. Just last year, we New Pokémon Snap, the sequel to one of Pokémon’s most beloved spin-offs more than two decades after the truth. Now, 2022 brings us Mario Strikers: Battle League. Announced in February transparent This year’s first Nintendo Direct, Mario Strikers: Battle League is the first entry in Nintendo’s arcade-style soccer series since 2007’s Mario Strikers Charged on the Wii. While Nintendo did give us some tidbits of what to expect through the initial Battle League reveal, Nintendo really pulled back the curtain today through a full trailer. new review, you can check it out below.
As with all Mario-centric sports games, you control a bunch of Nintendo’s favorite games in a modified version of one of our favorite pastimes. While the Mushroom Kingdom version of golf and tennis might be a little different, wait until you see Mario’s soccer version. It’s so extreme that Nintendo doesn’t even call it football; instead, the sport depicted in the game is called a strike. In Mario Strikers: Battle League, players can play locally or online with up to eight players. Once in a game, the goal is simple: score more goals than the other team. However, through an extremely revised and admittedly loose set of rules, that is easier said than done.
Using Team Tackle, you can help teammates overcome a lot of distances quickly… or you can live up to its name and take down your opponents. Also, if you pick up the Stir Orb, you can use the Speed Orb to score two points. The game isn’t foul, so whatever happens means you need the best gear to protect yourself during matches. Each item offers different stat-boosting perks between characters, such as faster speed, better shooting, or making them stronger against incoming contention. You can also explore Striker Styles specific to each individual character.
If you want to play individual matches, you can certainly do that, but it seems like a lot to keep the longevity of Mario Strikers: Battle League through its Strikers Club mode. Here you create or join a team with up to 20 players total, then compete online against other clubs. Each match you earn points to help you climb higher in the rankings each season. Club owners can customize their team’s uniform and will earn tokens, which can be used to customize their home stadium including goals and field design.
Mario Strikers: Battle League launches on Switch on June 10. If you can’t wait nearly a month for Nintendo sports to fill up on Switch, check out our reviews of Mario Tennis: Ace, Mario Golf: Super Rushand Nintendo Switch Sports.