List of Mario sports games

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There have been numerous sports games in the Mario franchise.

Mario Tennis series

While Mario appeared in several tennis games preceding it, the Mario Tennis branding was first used with the Nintendo 64 game Mario Tennis. Each successive generation features a console and a handheld version. Like the Mario Golf series, all of these games are developed by Camelot Software Planning.

Title Details

Original release date(s):
  • JP January 14, 1984
  • NA October 18, 1985
  • EU September 1, 1986
Release years by system:
1984 – Nintendo Entertainment System
1985 – PC-8801
1985 – PlayChoice-10
1985 – X1 (computer)
1986 – Family Computer Disk System
1989 – Game Boy
2002 – Nintendo e-Reader
2006 – Virtual Console (NES)
2011 – Virtual Console (GB)



Original release date(s):
  • JP July 21, 1995
  • NA August 14, 1995
Release years by system:
1995 – Virtual Boy
Notes:

Released in stereoscopic 3D



Original release date(s):
  • JP July 21, 2000
  • NA August 28, 2000
  • EU November 3, 2000
Release years by system:
2000 – Nintendo 64
2000 – Game Boy Color
2010 – Virtual Console (N64)
2013 – Virtual Console (GBC)
Notes:

The Game Boy Color version utilizes the transfer pak to transfer information to the Nintendo 64 version.



Original release date(s):
  • JP October 28, 2004
  • NA November 8, 2004
  • EU February 25, 2005
Release years by system:
2004 – GameCube
2009 – Wii
Notes:

Re-released as part of Wii's New Play Control! game lineup.



Original release date(s):
JP 20050913September 13, 2005
EU 20051118November 18, 2005
AUS 20051201December 1, 2005
NA 20051205December 5, 2005
Release years by system:
2005 – Game Boy Advance
2014 – Virtual Console



Original release date(s):
NA 20120520May 20, 2012
JP 20120524May 24, 2012
AUS 20120524May 24, 2012
EU 20120525May 25, 2012
Release years by system:
2012 – Nintendo 3DS



Original release date(s):
2015
Release years by system:
2015 – Wii U


Mario Golf games

As with tennis, Mario appeared in multiple golf games before appearing in a Mario branded entry on the Nintendo 64. Mario Golf is a sports video game series that is developed by Camelot Software Planning and published by Nintendo. This series introduced golf to the Mushroom Kingdom. A second version was released for the Game Boy Color. Since then, there have also been releases of one game on both the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. The fifth installment was released on the Nintendo 3DS in 2014.

The N64 and Game Boy Color versions can communicate each other via Transfer Pak connectivity, and the GameCube and GBA versions can do the same via the Nintendo GameCube – Game Boy Advance link cable. Players can upload characters and data into the other game.

Title Details

Original release dates:
  • JP May 1, 1984
  • NA October 1985
  • EU November 15, 1986
Release years by system:
1984 – Nintendo Entertainment System
1985 – PC-8801
1985 – PlayChoice-10
1985 – X1 (computer)
1986 – Family Computer Disk System
1989 – Game Boy
2003 – Nintendo e-Reader
2011 – Virtual Console (GB)
2013 – Virtual Console (NES)



Original release dates:
  • JP February 21, 1987
  • NA June 14, 1987
  • EU June 18, 1992 (NES)
Release years by system:
1987 – Family Computer Disk System
1991 – Nintendo Entertainment System
1991 – PlayChoice-10
2007 – Virtual Console



Original release dates:
  • JP June 11, 1999
  • NA June 30, 1999
  • EU September 14, 1999
Release years by system:
1999 – Nintendo 64
1999 – Game Boy Color
2008 – Virtual Console (N64)
2012 – Virtual Console (GBC)


Mobile Golf

Original release date:
  • JP May 11, 2001
Release years by system:
2001 – Game Boy Color



Original release date:
NA 20030729July 29, 2003
JP 20030905September 5, 2003
AUS 20040211February 11, 2004
EU 20040618June 18, 2004
Release years by system:
2003 – GameCube



Original release date(s):
JP 20040422April 22, 2004
NA 20040622June 22, 2004
AUS 20040708July 8, 2004
EU 20040917September 17, 2004
Release years by system:
2004 – Game Boy Advance
2014 – Virtual Console



Original release date(s):
  • JP May 1, 2014
  • NA May 2, 2014
  • EU May 2, 2014
  • AUS May 3, 2014
Release years by system:
2014 – Nintendo 3DS


Mario Baseball games

The Mario Baseball series is a collection of video games based on baseball that takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom. The series are developed by Bandai Namco Games.

Title Details

July 21, 2005 – GameCube
Notes:

Known in Japan as Super Mario Stadium Miracle Baseball (スーパーマリオスタジアム ミラクルベースボール?)



August 25, 2008 – Wii
Notes:

Known in Japan as Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball (スーパーマリオスタジアム ファミリーベースボール?)


Mario Strikers games

The Mario Strikers franchise (Mario Football in PAL regions) is a video game franchise that introduced soccer to the Mushroom Kingdom. The series is developed by Next Level Games and it began in 2005 for the Nintendo GameCube with Super Mario Strikers.

Title Details

November 25, 2005 – GameCube
Notes:

Known as Mario Smash Football in Europe



May 25, 2007 – Wii
Notes:

Known as Mario Strikers Charged Football in Europe


Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series

The Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games series is a collection of games that takes place during the Olympic Games in the Summer and Winter, crossing over characters from the Mario series with those from Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. It debuted in 2007 for the Wii with the Beijing 2008 edition called Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. The Japanese version is published by Nintendo, while Sega published the American and European versions. Nintendo also published the American and European versions of the fourth game.

Title Details

Original release date(s):
2007-2008
Release years by system:
(2007) - Wii
(2008) - Nintendo DS



Original release date(s):
  • JP November 5, 2009
  • NA October 13, 2009
  • EU October 16, 2009
  • AUS October 15, 2009
Release years by system:
(2009) - Nintendo DS, Wii



Original release date(s):
2011-2012
Release years by system:
(2011) - Wii
(2012) - Nintendo 3DS



Original release date(s):
EU 20131108November 8, 2013
AUS 20131109November 9, 2013
NA 20131115November 15, 2013
JP 20131205December 5, 2013
Release years by system:
(2013) - Wii U



Original release date(s):
Arcade:
  • JP July 17, 2015
3DS/Wii U:
WW 2016
Release years by system:
(2015/2016) [1] - Wii U, Nintendo 3DS,[2] Arcade[3]


Other games

Title Details

July 2005 – GameCube
Notes:

The first Mario dance game.



July 27, 2006 – Nintendo DS
Notes:

The first Mario basketball game.
Known as Mario Slam Basketball in Europe.



February 7, 2011 – Wii
Notes:

First game to have dodgeball in a Mario game. It is also the first game to have volleyball in a Mario game; outside of a Mario Party title.


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