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My first 25 min. w/ Mario Super Sluggers, direct feed

My first 25 min. w/ Mario Super Sluggers, direct feed

by Mickey DeLorenzoJune 18, 2008

Technically, the footage is from the Japanese import “Super Mario Stadium Family Baseball”. It is part of the Mario sports series, and the sequel to Mario Superstar Baseball of the Nintendo GameCube.

At any rate this is the first extended footage online, so do enjoy. I really enjoyed this game and plan to type up more in depth impressions tomorrow morning. I really wish I understood Japanese, because there were a few modes that just left me clueless.

The first thing people may notice from the video and also from boxart images, is that there doesn’t appear to be WiFi in this Japanese release (unless my inability to read Japanese made it difficult to find…). At any rate we’re still a month or more from the US/Europe/Australia release of the game and we could see WiFi when localization begins. *crosses fingers*

The Main Menu offers 6 modes, roughly translated you have Quick Play, Story/Adventure, Cup mode (mushroom/flower/star/special, just like Mario Kart), Toy/mini game mode, practice mode, and league/championship mode. I go through each of these modes in the video to give you a better feel for what each one has in store.

You can watch the video see how it looks:

– You can choose between 12 captains (2:42)
– 40 characters to choose from + Mii’s (2:52)
– Customize your playing field based on players skills (3:01)
– Each character has a special swing *Luigi’s Tornado* (14:30)
– Rival matches, when the two captains are head to head (14:50)


– Swing Wiimote just like a bat (though not 1/1 like Wii Sports)
– “Z” to bunt
– Flick Wiimote backwards before the pitch to power up swing
– Flick Wiimote backwards before the pitch and hold A/B to get special swing
– Nunchuk to move around the batting box

* Mario Stadium
* Peach Rink
* Wario City
* Yoshi Park
* DK Jungle
* Bowser Jr.
* Daisy Cruiser
* Luigi’s Mansion
* Toy Field

* Mario
* Luigi
* Peach
* Daisy
* Yoshi
* Birdo
* Wario
* Waluigi
* Donkey Kong
* Diddy Kong
* Dixie Kong
* Bowser
* Bowser Jr.
* Baby Mario
* Baby Luigi
* Toad
* Toadette
* Toadsworth
* Koopa Troopa
* Paratroopa
* Goomba
* Paragoomba
* Magikoopa
* Boo
* King Boo
* Dry Bones
* Monty Mole
* Petey Piranha
* Shy Guy
* Hammer Bro.
* Pianta
* Noki
* Baby Peach
* Baby Daisy
* Baby Donkey Kong
* Blooper
* Tiny Kong
* Funky Kong
* King K. Rool
* Kritter
* Wiggler
* Mii

Mario Super Sluggers should be out in the US on August 25th, both Europe and Australia are still TBA…

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  • skunkchop
    June 18, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    I love what Nintendo does with sports games.
    They take away some of the realism, add all these crazy physics and revolutionize all the sports games and make them way more fun. Look at Strikers for example, it’s a lot quicker than the average soccer game and you can do stuff like turn giant in it, in a normal soccer game there’s always the shooting delay because of how the players’ feet are positioned.

  • June 19, 2008 at 12:09 am

    Oh, the jungle stage might be a favorite.
    It looks like they’re playing in that hidden temple in Cambodia.
    My friends will like this!

    // Roth

  • Pete
    June 19, 2008 at 3:29 am

    Looks fun. Is there any online play in the game or is it all local multi?

  • June 19, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Let’s play baseball game!
    Let’s play baseball game!
    Na na na na~ \:D/

    The boxart cover indicates no online play but that’s fine.
    Online multiplayer would be really funky on this kind of game anyway.

    // Roth

  • Profile photo of Mickey DeLorenzo
    June 19, 2008 at 8:11 am

    I didn’t see anything that would indicate WiFi (icon/logo), but of course there is a language barrier and the hope that the localized US/Europe/Australia…

  • Brett
    June 19, 2008 at 8:30 am

    This game looks like it could be really fun.
    I hope its got good online features, it would seem to be a good title for it.

    Regarding the Miis.
    Why do they look like they are in black and white compared to the Mario characters?
    It looks like you have either a couple of goths or mimes on your team.

  • June 19, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Looks like a good game.

  • June 19, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    @ brett

    lol good one. But I think its just the Mii’s color.

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