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StarTopic Mario Strikers: Battle League |ST| So much hurt, it's fun!

Skipper93653

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Introducing the latest sport taking over the Mushroom Kingdom by storm - Strike!​

For the first time in 15 years, the Mario Strikers series is getting a brand new entry on Nintendo Switch - Mario Strikers: Battle League! Get down and dirty with Mario and friends and take part in Strike, a 5-on-5 Soccer-like sport with no rules. Get gritty and try to score the most goals by tackling enemies, using items, and pulling off score-boosting Hyper Strikes.

Meet the stars of Strike​

Mario​

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Always reliable, Mario is a great all-round player with impressive technique.​

Luigi​

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A technical player with excellent passing, Luigi excels as a playmaker.​

Bowser​

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A powerhouse on the pitch, Bowser’s shooting ability is matched only by his brutal tackles.

Peach​

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Her high speed and technique make Peach adept at avoiding defenders.​

Rosalina​

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A technical wonder, Rosalina can bend a shot round even the most resolute defensive wall.​

Toad​

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Toad’s speed and passing ability mean he can turn defence into attack in the blink of an eye.​

Yoshi​

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Yoshi possess superb ball control, with both passing and shooting ability that’ll be indispensable to any team.​

Donkey Kong​

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Donkey Kong’s strength and passing ability make him great at winning the ball and finding a team-mate further up the pitch.​

Wario​

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Wario’s all about power, whether that’s his shots, tackles, or his general scent.​

Waluigi​

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A nimble defender, Waluigi uses his high speed and technique to chase down opponents and win the ball.​

Boom Boom​

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The last line of defence for any team, Boom Boom studiously attempts to keep the ball the right side of the goal-line.​

Customize your kit​

Customize your characters with gear that can change their appearance…and their attributes! Choose carefully, though—a gear set can improve one stat but may also lower other abilities. Stadiums are also able to be customized with the ability to change goal posts, turf pattern, and more.

Pummel the pitch with up to 8 players​

Take the carnage online or pass the ball to players locally—just look out for the electric fence!

Quick Battle​

8 players can go for the goal with local wireless and online, bring along a secondary striker on the same system in online battles, too. Locally, 4 players on each team can go cleat-to-cleat in individual matches.
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Cup Battles​

Join double elimination tournament with up to 4 players on the same system and earn in-game coins!
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Take on the world in Strikers Club​

Join an online club and push and shove your way up the ranks in Strikers Club!
Band together with up to 20 strikers online and compete against other clubs for points. Find the right club for you, team up with friends, and bring your own striker style to the table. You can even customize your stadium. Strive to become the world’s top club each season!
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Accessibility​

The game features a visual assist mode to help with people that may need help with what is happening on screen in a hyper game of Strike. Check out the settings menu on the main menu to enable the feature.

Details​

Release Date: June 10, 2022
Number of Players: Single System (1-8) | Local wireless (2-8) | Online (1-8)
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Next Level Games
Genre: Sports
Supported Languages: Japanese, British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Latin American Spanish, Canadian French, Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, American English

Post-launch content is also on the way!

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This post will be updated when news and new content is released - let me know if I've missed anything important and I'll add it. Feedback is appreciated :).

See you on the pitch!​

 
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sailormoon

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This game looks like so much fun, and the personality at play here is amazing. Seriously, go watch some newly released gameplay and you’ll see so many unique beautiful little animations. I can’t wait!!
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Green_Meeple

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Just tried the tutorial. Really enjoying the movement and gameplay. Hope I can be a part of a Club of players that accept the kit being green :B.
 

Cubs017

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I am actually really interested in this game despite not being a fan of soccer at all...I'm just worried that there won't be enough for me to do. I know that matches are short, but I have two babies in the house, so online gaming isn't really a thing for me right now. It doesn't look like there's very much there besides the cups for offline single-player. Even some sort of achievement or challenge problem (score three goals in a game as Mario, tackle 100 opponents as Wario, etc.) would add some reason to keep playing quick matches or something.
 

hologram

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Excellent ST, but it's been created a little early. We will be locking this for now, and reopening closer to release date.
 
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Skipper93653

Skipper93653

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Just over 4 hours to go 'till the first online session, unsure if I will make it but I hope everyone has a good time with it!!
 

zumaddy

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Man I wish you could just play alone. People always wanna score instead of pass around and people keep skipping the goal/victory animations which I wanted to see.
 
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Gamecocks625

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Scored 3 goals in a victory which was nice. But…it’s really difficult to keep track of who is who when playing with a teammate
 

Magic-Man

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I tried one match and couldn't do it. There's way too many characters on the screen moving around at once and I can't tell where my character is. It doesn't help that you change characters sometimes. It's way too chaotic for my brain to handle. This really sucks.
 

Green_Meeple

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Second match 6-0 loss. I feel that playing with randos in the same team is not ideal. Against ok, but in the same team without being able to communicate is not the best. Also sometimes it is bad to identify your number above the player head.
 

Lozjam

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I think forcing you to play with another person kind of ruined this demo.

No Lucas, throwing the ball literally back to our goal isn't going to work for 7th time in a row.

Also I have never played a game that is so hard to control. The way the player system works is kind of busted. Mario Strikers on GameCube kind of feels so much better, and I don't get why.

It was a good chance, but I don't think I will get this one. I had a bit of fun though
 

Josh5890

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Yea, going 2v2 for the demo/stress test was a bad idea. 99.9% of the people playing this game at the moment (myself included) have not played a Mario Strikers game in over a decade, if ever. There is virtually no way to communicate, and we generally don't have a clue what we are doing to begin with.

I wish there was a way to demo 1v1 and 4v4 because I feel like there is a better way to play this game.
 

Tendou

Rattata
I attempted to “play” a few matches, but I was utterly confused the entire time. I keep losing track of who I am controlling and the game keeps stuttering and lagging out every time the ball was kicked, and I don’t know - I just feel that this was a turn off for me even though I thought the Tutorial felt really good. I have good internet too, so it’s not that I don’t think? I don’t know - did anyone have similar issues?
 
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I did not enjoy that, but I was on tabletop.

It ran fine, but the sprites are way too small off-TV.

There is also a lot of visual clutter. When three players in the same area are all charging a tackle, for example, it looks a mess.

I still scored a goal tho.
 

Green_Meeple

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I attempted to “play” a few matches, but I was utterly confused the entire time. I keep losing track of who I am controlling and the game keeps stuttering and lagging out every time the ball was kicked, and I don’t know - I just feel that this was a turn off for me even though I thought the Tutorial felt really good. I have good internet too, so it’s not that I don’t think? I don’t know - did anyone have similar issues?
I've had only one match with a lot of stuttering, the one where some players left right at the start (it was unplayable) and it became a great 1vs1 after that. Another game there where moments of lag, but most of the matches I've played I had no connection issues, just the 2vs2 issues which was a dumb idea.
 

Sheldon

A Shining New Era
A lot of people leave before the match even starts too
But…it’s really difficult to keep track of who is who when playing with a teammate
I tried one match and couldn't do it. There's way too many characters on the screen moving around at once and I can't tell where my character is. It doesn't help that you change characters sometimes. It's way too chaotic for my brain to handle. This really sucks.
I can’t even tell who has the ball sometimes
Also sometimes it is bad to identify your number above the player head.
the sprites are way too small

There is also a lot of visual clutter.

All that, yeah. I can't remember playing a game this atrocious in readibility.

And I'll add the controls that feel so sluggish I sometimes couldn't tell for a while who I am in control of even when I move up and down and do specific moves to help me tell. It might, might, might work if teams were four players with each in control of one character (and it'd help with me CPU seemingly keeping no positional discipline whatsoever, so picking the right stats for striker/winger/defender roles is out the window) but then the connection already had issues with 2 vs 2 and me being ethered in.

I'll give the game more chances on the upcoming test hours but so far I'm heavily unsold.
 

frog

Amphibian Supreme
That demo left a sour taste, way too much going on and hard to figure out which character you are controlling. Also pretty sure there were either framerate drops or online related lag in handheld, 'specially once items starting getting tossed around. Game is pretty at least.
 

HeyItsPulse

Rattata
This demo cemented my feelings that I vastly prefer Strikers as a single-player experience. I'm still going to get the game at some point as I love the game itself, but the multiplayer, at least with another person on my team, is just not good.
 

Magic-Man

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I think the issue is that the fields are way too small and the camera is way too zoomed in. Going back and looking at Strikers Charged everything is a lot larger and readable. The ball is too small in Battle League too, it feels a lot more visible in Charged. This is gonna be a hard pass from me. Super disappointing.
 

Shiba

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Damn this legit just sucks.

Add another to the pile of Nintendo’s lackluster sports games.
 

Magic-Man

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Yeah I shouldn't have watched Strikers Charged gameplay. It looks so much better it's insane. What the hell Nintendo.
 

Green_Meeple

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How did you have those big numbers showing in the players head? In my game it was small circles for the left side team and small diamonds for the right one. Both the icon and the number with the same color (one lighter the other darker).

By the way, some people are already really good, my first match the player in my team could score from almost anywhere using perfect curve balls (the player name was TJ, was it you @TJTree ?)
 

Magic-Man

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Apparently there's some settings you can toggle to make things easier to see, I'm going to try those tomorrow. If they don't work it's a hard pass.
 

Gartooth

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Terrible first impression. 2v2 was like the worst setting for online play they could've picked for the demo.

1v1 would at least give you full control of the team, or 4v4 would simplify it to knowing who your 1 character is.

Here I pass the ball and I can't anticipate if I'm switching to the receiving character or if instead it's my team mate. Plus the numbers highlighting your character don't pop enough so I would spend a lot of time scanning the screen or spamming L to switch. It's information overload and it's disorientating.
 

xaszatm

Cappy
So...uh...I had fun? I don't really feel like mentioning it because I don't want to come accross as a shill but...uh...I had a lot of fun?

...yeah another game which I like that everyone despises that I am not alowed to talk on the internet because I just have my gameplay wires crossed or something...
 

totofogo

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Jesus! I forgot about this demo tonight but… these impressions… oh no!
 

SpookyTango

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So...uh...I had fun? I don't really feel like mentioning it because I don't want to come accross as a shill but...uh...I had a lot of fun?

...yeah another game which I like that everyone despises that I am not alowed to talk on the internet because I just have my gameplay wires crossed or something...

I didn't have a chance to play it, but the gamexplain and goodvibes gaming streams both seemed like a lot of fun, if a bit chaotic, first impression. The online play itself seemed pretty smooth as well.
 


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