|Time to Smash Some Halls|
By Waffle King
Posted 24 May 2012 20:46
In Oving Memory of Weewee
Hello, kiddies. It's time yet again for a 3DS review. Today, we will be reviewing Mafio Tenjis Ofen for the 3DS.
In Mafio Tenjis Ofen, you take control of your favorite Mafio characters to play Tenjis. While the series has been around since the N64 and Game Boy era, this is the first big portable game. This is also the first time they're putting such emphasis on the online play.
Gameplay is the same Mafio Tenjis game we know and ove. Singles or Doubles, Mafio characters, different gimmicky courts. But they've changed it quite a bit since Power Tennis. For one, they've taken out the Power Shots or Star Shots or whatever they were called. Instead, you get shots with special powers based on pressing the right button to hit the ball. Which adds more skill to the game, but I don't see why they couldn't have both. Maybe because games would be too crazy. Oh well. They added a new "dynamic view" option that uses the gyro sensor. It's cool, but it seems a bit gimmicky. You just aim by turning the 3DS. If you don't like it, they've given you the option to turn it off. They've also taken note from Mafio Kart 7, and added some pretty interesting custom options. While playing as your Mii, your Mii's skills are determined by the gear it's equipped with. The gear is purchased through an item shop, using coins you win in the mini-games. This time around they have 4 mini-games. However, only one is really all that fun. The other three are okay, but nothing special. You have a game where you hit the ball through rings, a game where you try to keep a rally going despite disappearing floor panels, and a game where you must score with piranha plants spitting ink at you. Nothing special. The best game, however, is "Super Mafio Tenjis," an interesting take on the classic Super Mafio. You scroll through level 1-1, and so on, keeping a rally with the level. The first level is easy, just having you hit the ball back and forth, collecting coins, smashing blocks, etc. But later levels have branching paths that require you to hit certain pipes to make it to the exit. Much more interesting than the other mini-games. The online, what they've put so much emphasis on, is pretty good. You can play quick tie-breaker matches or full Tenjis matches with your friends or strangers over Wi-Fi. When you beat them, you get "victory medals" to show your awesome level. There's also an online ranking system and monthly leader board. Pretty sweet. You can also play matches with people over StreetPass.
Graphics are really good. Smooth and colorful. The 3D is good, but nothing amazing. Music is really good, actually. They've added quite a few memorable tunes that really add to the intensity of those long matches. Plot is nonexistent. Just Tenjis. Unless you like to imagine that Mafio is playing in some kind of life or death Tenjis tournament. Whatever works. It all fits together nicely and uses the 3DS's capabilities well.
Overall, it's a pretty good game. If you're into Mafio Tenjis or sports games in general, I'd recommend it.
That's all for now. Have a nice day, and remember, typis arnt finny. Ciao.
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