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Is Super Mario Strikers Still Extreme?

November 30, 2005, 7:06 pm EST
Total comments: 8

According to Nintendo, YES!


Forget Hand Balls and Corner Kicks – You've Got Bigger Problems

REDMOND , Wash., Nov. 30, 2005 – Perhaps more people in the United States would be soccer fans if the field were surrounded by an electrified fence, players were armed with giant attack shells and goals were scored with explosive force. Rest assured, you won't find any boring scoreless ties in the new Super Mario® Strikers , which launches Dec. 5 in the United States, Canada and Latin America, exclusively for Nintendo GameCube™.

This isn't your usual Mario™ game. Up to four players can battle in aggressive five-on-five soccer matches that would elicit red cards from the most lenient of referees. Tackling and power shots are all part of the fun. If players gets in your way, just slam them into the electric fence that marks the out-of-bounds area. But such attacks come at a price: If you strike a player who does not have the ball, you reward the opposing team with a special Power-Up item that could be used against you.

"People have described this frenetic game as soccer meets Super Smash Bros .," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "Soccer remains one of the most popular sports in the world, and Super Mario Strikers gives players the tools they always wished they could unleash on their opponents."

Super Mario Strikers features classic Nintendo characters, but with some serious attitude. Players can battle against friends or work their way up through the rankings to unlock bonus features like new stadiums and hidden cheats. The game, Rated E for Everyone, will be available Dec. 5.


RennyNovember 30, 2005

"People have described this frenetic game as Mario meets Sega Soccer Slam," says everyone else. I'm getting Animal Crossing. Who's with me? Eh? All right.

NinGurl69 *hugglesNovember 30, 2005



joshnickersonNovember 30, 2005

EXTREME!!!! RICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm gonna end up getting this game for the pre-match smack talk alone.

Bill AurionNovember 30, 2005

The commercial was pure hilarity!

I'll have to get this game now that I know Daisy lays it all on the line...

~Carmine M. Red

I told you she's a crazy-ass bitch! Seriously, I don't want to be near her when she's going for the fancy goal attack.

NinGurl69 *hugglesNovember 30, 2005

There's lots more avatars coming.

ArrowDecember 01, 2005

Don't make me link the Waluigi Crotch Chop again.

Oh sh- http://waluigicrotchchop.ytmnd.com