Mario Power Tennis is a sports game developed by Camelot Software
Planning and published by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2004. The game is
the sequel to the Nintendo 64 title Mario Tennis, and is the third game
in the Mario Tennis series. The game was re-released for the Wii in
2009. It incorporates multiple characters, themes, and locations from
the Mario series. The game includes standard tennis matches, but
contains variants that feature different scoring formats and objectives.
The game consists of 18 playable characters, each categorised by their
style of play and each with a pair of unique moves known as "Power
Shots". Power Tennis was developed simultaneously with Mario Golf:
Toadstool Tour, and the pair shared similar technology and concepts with
each other during production. Such similarities include an emphasis on
the Mario theme in characters and settings as well as alternative game
modes such as "Ring Shot". The game was positively received in general,
attaining an aggregate score of 81 percent from GameRankings and
80 percent from Metacritic. Critics praised the game's depth and
variety, but criticised the Power Shot animations, which could not be
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Power_Tennis>
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Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. Something which, or someone who, survives or remains after the loss of
others (compare relic).
2. (archaic) The surviving member of a married couple; a widow or widower.
3. (biology, ecology) A species, organism or ecosystem which was once
widespread but which is now found only in a few areas: some think the
Loch Ness monster is a relict from the age of dinosaurs.
4. (geology) A structure or other feature which has survived from a
previous age: dark rims are a relict of a primary interaction between
basalt and seawater.
5. (linguistics) A word or language which survives as an archaicism.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through
it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks
from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops.
Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are theirs. I am
haunted by waters.
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