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List of Mario sports games

There have been numerous sports games in the Mario franchise.


  • Golf games 1
  • Tennis games 2
  • Soccer/Football titles 3
  • Baseball titles 4
  • Mario & Sonic titles 5
  • Other titles 6
  • See also 7
  • External links 8

Golf games

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. It began on the Nintendo 64, with a second version for the Game Boy Color. Since then, there have also been releases of one game on both the GameCube and the Game Boy Advance. In addition, the Game Boy and NES versions of Golf NES Open Tournament Golf and Mario Golf for the Nintendo 64 have been re-released for the Virtual Console. 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

June 11, 1999 – Nintendo 64

August 10, 1999 – Game Boy Color

May 11, 2001 – Game Boy Color

July 29, 2003 – GameCube

June 22, 2004 – Game Boy Advance

May 1, 2014 – Nintendo 3DS

Tennis games

Mario Tennis is a sports video game series that began in 1995 with Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy. In the vein of other Mario sport games, it features Mario and his all-star cast competing in a game of tennis. Since its second generation on the Nintendo 64, each successive generation features a console and a handheld version. Like the Mario Golf series, all of these games with the exception of Mario's Tennis for the Virtual Boy are developed by Camelot Software Planning.

Title Details

1995 – Virtual Boy

Released in stereoscopic 3D

July 22, 2000 – N64

2001 – Game Boy Color

Utilizes transfer pak to transfer information to N64 Mario Tennis.

2004 – GameCube

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

2005 – Game Boy Advance

2012 – 3DS

Soccer/Football titles

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

Known as Mario Smash Football in Europe

May 25, 2007 – Wii

Known as Mario Strikers Charged Football in Europe

Baseball titles

The Mario Baseball series is a collection of video games based on baseball that takes place in the Mushroom Kingdom. The series is developed by Bandai Namco Games and it began with Mario Superstar Baseball for the GameCube in 2005.

Title Details

2005 – GameCube

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

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 & Sonic titles

The Mario and Sonic series is a collection of games that takes place during the Olympic Games in the Summer and Winter. 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.

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

Original release date(s):
October 13, 2009
Release years by system:
(2009) - Nintendo DS, Wii

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

Original release date(s):
  • JP 2013-12-05
  • NA 2013-11-15
  • EU 2013-11-08
  • AUS 2013-11-09
Release years by system:
(2013) - Wii U

Other titles

Title Details

July, 2005 – GameCube

The first Mario dance game.

2006 – Nintendo DS

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

2010 (2011 in UK and US) – Wii

First game to have dodgeball in a Mario game. It is also the first game to have volleyball in a Mario game.

See also

External links

  • History of Mario Sports Games at GameSpot
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