Precursor: Learn the 3 C’s of Mario Tennis Aces
Advanced Tips & Tricks for Mario Tennis Aces
If you’re sick of getting thumped in online play, you ought to try out some of these advanced techniques, opening your mind and allowing you to experiment with new strategies you never thought possible. Before you tackle any of them, however, you’ll want to make sure that you have mastered the 3 C’s.
What are the 3 C’s? So glad you asked.
The first C stands for centered. The center of the court is your control room, your hub. From this point in the middle, you can read and react to any shot that comes your way, and if you’re able to make your opponent chase shots left and right, the point is as good as yours. It’s up to you whether you want to rush the net or live on the baseline, but as soon as you’ve made contact, do not linger on the fringes – get back to the middle, reset and ready to rally.
The second C stands for cancel. The charging mechanic of Mario Tennis Aces is crucial to building enough power to send your opponent reeling, but it can often be the undoing of inexperienced players who don’t know when to cancel out of it. The easiest way to weed out beginners in the early stages is to liberally apply lobs and drop shots, and see how they react. If they have the wherewithal to cancel, you know that they have at least some idea of what they’re doing. Otherwise, you can cruise to an easy victory by placing balls in areas away from them, then watching as they haplessly charge their shot in bewilderment. Don’t be that person: get used to the L button, it will soon become your best friend.
The final C represents caution, and it is the main key to victory. You may want to press the issue by playing aggressively in the early stages, and though this is fine for the first few rounds, the deeper you get into the tournament, the more prepared your opposition will be. If you’ve gotten a sense of their strategy, react accordingly – know how to counter it before enacting your own. When you think you know what their playstyle is, go hard and expose their weaknesses. The more you improve, the earlier you can strike – but even the best players exercise caution early on.