Mario Tennis (series)

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Mario Tennis
Mario Tennis series logo.png
The latest Mario Tennis series logo.
Genres Sports (Tennis)
Developers Intelligent Systems (1984-1994)
Nintendo R&D1 (1995-1999)
Camelot Software Planning (2000-present)
Publishers Nintendo
Composers Motoi Sakuraba
Platforms Famicom Disk System, Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Game Boy Color, GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, Virtual Console, Wii
Platform of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Year of inception 1984
First release Tennis
Latest release Mario Tennis Open
Spin-offs Super Tennis
Official website

Mario Tennis (Japanese: マリオテニス Hepburn: Mario Tenisu?) is a video game series spin-off of the Mario franchise in the sports genre, primarily developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo.

Development and history[edit]

Timeline of release years
1984 – Tennis
1985 –
1986 –
1993 –
1994 –
1995 – Mario's Tennis
1996 –
1997 –
1998 –
1999 –
2000 – Mario Tennis
2001 –
2002 –
2003 –
2004 – Mario Power Tennis
2005 – Mario Tennis: Power Tour
2006 –
2010 –
2011 –
2012 – Mario Tennis Open


The first game in the series was Tennis for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Although it was not released under the Mario Tennis banner, Mario was present as a referee. Later titles in the series built upon the gameplay mechanics of the original game.

Main series[edit]

Mario's Tennis
The first title of the main series was originally released for the Virtual Boy.
Mario Tennis
The second title of the main series was originally released for the Nintendo 64.
Mario Power Tennis
The third title of the main series.
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
The fourth title of the main series.
Mario Tennis Open
The fifth and most recent title of the main series.




Aggregate review scores
Game GameRankings Metacritic
Mario's Tennis
Mario Tennis
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Tennis: Power Tour
Mario Tennis Open


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