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Not to be confused with the game Mario Tennis for Nintendo 64.
Mario Tennis (GB)
Mario Tennis Color
North American boxart of the game Mario Tennis for GBC.
Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Main Development Staff Director:
Shugo Takahashi

Hiroyuki Takahashi[2]
Shinji Hatano
Shugo Takahashi

Hiroshima Takahashi
Shugo Takahashi

Motoi Sakuraba[3]
Platform(s) Game Boy Color,
Nintendo 3DS
Release Date(s) Game Boy Color
Japan November 1, 2000
USA January 16, 2001
Europe February 2, 2001

Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console
Japan June 26, 2013
USA December 26, 2013
Europe January 2, 2014
Genre(s) Sports
Ratings ESRB: ESRB E Everyone
Mode(s) Single player
Media(s) Game Boy Color ROM Cartridge[4]
Input(s) Game Boy Color Buttons

Mario Tennis, also known as Mario Tennis GB in some regions, is a tennis game developed by Camelot Software Planning[1] and released for the Game Boy Color by Nintendo in 2000. It is the second game in the Mario Tennis series.

The game was re-released on the Nintendo 3DS via the Virtual Console in Japan on June 26, 2013, in North America on December 26, 2013, and in Europe on January 2, 2014.

Playable Characters[]

The game has few initial playable characters, but many ones can be unlocked later. This version also possesses many original characters, including male and female upgradable characters. Similar to Mario Tennis for Nintendo 64, most of the characters have a special trait used in gameplay.


  • Alex (upgradable male)
  • Nina (upgradable female)
  • Harry (Alex's partner)
  • Kate (Nina's partner)
  • Luigi (All-Around)
  • Baby Mario (Speed)
  • Donkey Kong (Power)
  • Allie (Speed)
  • Joy (Technique)
  • Brian (All-Around)


  • Mario (All-Around)
  • Peach (Technique)
  • Pam (All-Around)
  • Bob (Power)
  • Beth (Speed)
  • Fay (Power)
  • Curt (Tricky)
  • Mark (All-Around)
  • Sammi (Technique)
  • Sean (All-Around)
  • Spike (All-Around)
  • Elden (Speed)
  • Emily (Speed)
  • A. Coz (Tricky)
  • B. Coz (Power)
  • Yoshi (Speed)*
  • Wario (Power)*
  • Waluigi (Technique)*
  • Bowser (Power)*

* = Unlockable characters only via a Transfer Pak[5]


  • Hard Court
  • Clay Court
  • Grass Court
  • Composition Court
  • Castle Court
  • Tropics Court
  • Jungle Court
  • Star Court
  • Warehouse Court

Transfering data between the Game Boy Color and Nintendo 64 versions[]

The playable characters Yoshi, Wario, Waluigi and Bowser can only be unlocked by transfering data between the Game Boy Color and Nintendo 64 versions of Mario Tennis via a Transfer Pak[5].
A few characters only available in the Nintendo 64 version, including Donkey Kong Jr., make cameos in this version as status icons for the data transference.



  • Because of the Game Boy Color's limited color palette, Donkey Kong's fur color is purple/pink in the game.

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