Reviews for the Lazy Gamer: Mario Tennis Open

The Game: Mario Tennis Open

Platform: 3DS

Developer: Camelot

Genre: Sports

Describe This Game in Three Words: Like Playing Simon

Plot Synopsis: The Mario crew gets together for a game of tennis. There's not really much to add, so I'll just repeat that sentence to pad the paragraph. The Mario crew gets together for a game of tennis.

Up Up: Walk back through video game history and you'll find that something like 70 percent of it is really tennis. Pong is nothing but tennis, fighting games are tennis games where you hit each other with the rackets, every Zelda adventure has a part where you play tennis with Ganon, and the best part of BioShock was using telekinesis to catch and throw grenades. Mario Tennis Open has a lot of competition.

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Jef Rouner is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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