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Review: Mario Strikers Battle League is a multiplayer marvel, but solo play is shallow

Nintendo’s latest is a fantastic casual football game that offers disappointingly little for single players

Game director
Devon Blanchet
Key Credits
Matt Smits (Gameplay design lead), Christopher Rice (Game mode design lead)
3 / 5
Review: Mario Strikers Battle League is a multiplayer marvel, but solo play is shallow

At its core Battle League is a brilliant arcade-style football game, offering fantastic multiplayer fun. However, the lack of single-player modes, the exploitable AI and the small launch roster mean solo players may find it lacking.

  • Football gameplay is a lot of fun
  • Hyper Strikes look amazing, even if the animation is repeated a lot
  • 8-player couch co-op madness
  • Limited character roster
  • Shallow single-player content
  • Terrible goalkeepers
3 / 5