Mario Tennis

Strategy Guide

  • Nintendo Ring Tournaments

    Select the "Special Games" option at the main menu, then choose the "Ring Tournament" selection. Enter one of the following codes to play in the corresponding tournament for the indicated Cup. Note: Another code will be displayed after completing the tournament. The new code is not actually a code for the game, but is for ranking you with other players at Nintendo's Mario Tennis web site.

      Mario Cup

      Enter "A3W5KQA3C" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Mario Cup.

      Wario Cup

      Enter "UOUFMPUOM" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Wario Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Luigi Cup

      Enter "M1C2YQM1W" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Luigi Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Waluigi Cup

      Enter "LA98JRLAR" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Waluigi Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Donkey Kong Cup

      Enter "MM55MQMMJ" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Donkey Kong Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Peach Cup

      Enter "OF9XFQOFR" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Peach Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Bowser Cup

      Enter "N24K8QN2P" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Bowser Cup. -From: mmortal03

      Blockbuster Cup

      Enter "ARM6JQARU" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Blockbuster Cup.

      Nintendo Power Cup

      Enter "J6M9PQJ6U" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the Nintendo Power Cup.

      IGN64 Cup

      Enter "V2UFMPUZM" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the IGN64 Cup.

      MarioTennis.com Cup

      Enter "48HWOR482" as a code at the code entry screen to play a tournament for the MarioTennis.com Cup. -From: mmortal03

  • Left-handed character

    At the character selection screen, hold L while selecting a character to make them left-handed.

  • Handicap

    Win the Star Cup with a character. Then at the character selection screen, hold R while selecting that same character to make them have handicaps and be more powerful. If done correctly, a yellow star will appear in the bottom right of the screen (for player one) or bottom left of the screen (for player two). Press L + R to have a left-handed player that is also a star character.

  • Play as Shy Guy

    Win the Star Cup/Singles Tournament.

  • Play as Donkey Kong Jr.

    Win the Star Cup/Doubles Tournament.

  • Donkey Kong court

    Win the Mushroom Cup/Singles Tournament with Donkey Kong.

  • Yoshi/Baby Mario court

    Win the Mushroom Cup/Singles Tournament with Yoshi.

  • Birdo/Yoshi court

    Win the Star Cup/Doubles Tournament with Birdo.

  • Mario/Luigi court

    Win the Mushroom Cup/Singles Tournament with Mario.

  • Mario Brothers court 2

    Win all the Doubles Tournament Cups with Mario. Note: This is another Mario Brothers Court, but not the alternate way to get the previous one.

  • Mario/Luigi Castle court

    Win the Star Cup Doubles and Singles Tournament with Mario.

  • Wario Brothers court

    Win all the Doubles Tournament Cups with Wario.

  • Piranha Plant court

    Note: This court only works in Piranha Plant Challenge. Complete any court (perfect, all 50 balls) in the Piranha Plant Challenge with any character.

  • Special Cups

    Win all the Tournament Cups with all the characters (including Shy Guy and Donkey Kong Jr.) to unlock the Special Cups, which are much harder than the previous ones. Press R while selecting a character at the character selection screen to access the Special Tournament in the menu. The three Special Cups in order are Rainbow Cup, Moonlight Cup, and Planet Cup. Once you win a Cup, you will move onto the next one.

  • Bonus difficulty level

    Win the Planet Cup with all sixteen players to enable the max difficulty setting in exhibition matches.

  • See the same replay again

    Press B while in a replay to see the replay again at different angles. This can be done at any point of the replay for as many times as desired.

  • Restart replay during demo

    Wait at the title screen until the demo begins. Press B to restart the replay. Any other button will end the demo.

  • Better chance of winning

    When playing against the CPU, if you win a game or a set in the match, save the game, then continue the game. In case you lose, you can continue from the saved game and start with the advantage.


    Game Shark Codes

    Note: You must have a 3.0 or higher version of the Game Shark to use these codes.

    Enable Code (Must Be On)F1300290 3C01
    F1300292 A005
    F1300298 03E0
    F130029A 0008
    F130029C AC20
    F130029E 86A0
    Player 1 Codes
    Score Modifier8015344A 00??
    Start Set With Score ModifierD015344A 0000
    8015344A 00??
    Games Won Modifier8015344D 00??
    Sets Won Modifier8015344F 00??
    Aces Modifier81153454 00??
    Double Faults Modifier8115345C 00??
    Return Winners Modifier81153464 00??
    Smash Winners Modifier8115346C 00??
    Player 2 Codes
    Score Modifier8015344B 00??
    Start Set With Score ModifierD015344B 0000
    8015344B 00??
    Games Won Modifier8015344E 00??
    Sets Won Modifier80153450 00??
    Aces Modifier81153456 00??
    Double Faults Modifier8115345E 00??
    Return Winners Modifier81153466 00??
    Smash Winners Modifier8115346E 00??
    Quantity Digits to Accompany Score Modifier Codes
    00 - 0
    01 - 15
    02 - 30
    03 - 40


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