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Not to be confused with Mario Tennis for Game Boy Color
Mario Tennis
Mario Tennis N64.jpg
North American boxart of Mario Tennis for Nintendo 64.
Developer(s) Camelot Software Planning[1]
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Main Development Staff {{{devteam}}}
Platform(s) Nintendo 64
Release Date(s) Japan July 21, 2000
USA August 28, 2000
Europe November 3, 2000
Genre(s) Sports
Ratings ESRB: ESRB E.png Everyone
Mode(s) 1-4 players
Media(s) Nintendo 64 Game Pak
Input(s) Nintendo 64 Controller

Mario Tennis is a tennis game and the first one in the Mario Tennis series. It came out first in 2000 for the Nintendo 64.

Playable Characters

The game has a total of sixteen playable characters, including two characters from the Donkey Kong series. Each character has a special strength that they use in gameplay.



* = Transferable character duos only via a Transfer Pak[2]



  • Hard Court (Ball Speed: Normal / Bounce: Strong)
  • Clay Court (Ball Speed: Slow / Bounce: Weak)
  • Grass Court (Ball Speed: Fast / Bounce: Weak)
  • Composition Court (Ball Speed: Fastest / Bounce: Normal)
  • Open Court (Ball Speed: Normal / Bounce: Normal)**


  • Mario Bros. Court (Ball Speed: Fast / Bounce: Weak)
  • Baby Mario & Yoshi Court (Ball Speed: Fastest / Bounce: Weak)
  • Wario & Waluigi Court (Ball Speed: Slow / Bounce: Strongest)
  • Donkey Kong Court (Ball Speed: Fast / Bounce: Strongest)
  • Mario & Luigi Court (Ball Speed: Fast / Bounce: Normal)
  • Birdo & Yoshi Court (Ball Speed: Slow / Bounce: Strong)
  • Piranha Court (Ball Speed: Normal / Bounce: Normal)***

** = Only available in special game mode
*** = Only available in the Piranha Challenge

Transfering data between the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color versions

It is possible for the player to transfer data between the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy Color versions of Mario Tennis by using a Transfer Pak[2]. Therefore, the player can transfer original character duos from Mario Tennis for GBC, such as Alex & Harry, and Nina & Kate.
In the GBC version, Bowser, Yoshi, Waluigi and Wario can also be unlocked as playable characters via the Transfer Pak.



  • This is the first Mario Tennis series game to feature Donkey Kong as a playable character.
  • It is the only game in the Mario Tennis series where Donkey Kong Jr. is a playable character.

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