My Mario Kart that was taking me to the #MarioTennisOpen Finals ran out of gas. While I am a little bummed out, I am surprisingly not upset about losing. Partly because losing in the finals was inevitable, partly because the practicing and playing was starting to become too much. Either way though, I had a great time while it lasted. It was only fitting that my opponent and I tore the house down in our last set.
For a game that some portable purists are dogging because of its lack of an RPG mode - like Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color and Advance before it - Mario Tennis Open for the 3DS does a solid job of being what it is: a fun, easily accessible, online enabled game of tennis. It may not have the laundry list of features built into it that Mario Kart 7 does, but that’s still not a reason to pass this one up.