When Wii Sports was first released, many gamers fell in love with the baseball minigame. It was simple, fun and really showed off the Wii Remote's capabilities. Most of us assumed that a Mario-themed iteration was going to come eventually and it's finally here in Mario Super Sluggers. Unfortunately, this is one promising prospect that falls just short of making it to the big leagues.
BOTTOM LINE: Poor controls, frustrating gameplay and a repetitive single-player mode mean it's three strikes and you're out for Mario and his friends.