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Mario Hoops 3 on 3
- Square Enix
- Mario Sports
- September 11, 2006
- July 27, 2006
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 overview
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 synopsis
OK, let's recap. Super Mario RPG: 1995. Kingdom Hearts: 2002. Bunch of wacky shit that we'd rather forget about: mid 80's. Mario Basket case with WiFi support: 2006. Square [Enix] gets its Mario back on after over a decade, and beyond Masayoshi Soken doing the soundtrack, I'm not really sure what to expect. Are you?
- Mario Basket 3 on 3 as first Square Enix Mario game since Super Mario RPG
So yeah, the really funky announcement is Mario Basket 3 on 3, a fully WiFi online 3d DS sports game akin to Super Mario Strikers or the numerous Tennis/Baseball/etc variations we've seen on Gamecube and previous platforms. Except this one is developed by Square Enix and published by Nintendo, guaranteeing any of the following: 1) it looks fucking sexy; 2) it's the first Square Enix usage of the Mario mascot since Super Mario RPG, which is a pretty good thing if you ask me; 3) it's wonderfully insane, and we at Square Haven approve of insanity.