08:17 PM - June 27, 2007 by ExtremeGamer
Gamespot has posted their preview of Mario Strikers: Charged Football.
"The original Super Mario Strikers was a solid if not essential entry into the GameCube sports catalogue, offering a lighthearted alternative to the seriousness of FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer. It wasn't released that long ago either; its late-2005 arrival gave GameCube owners one more reason to dust off their consoles. It's a very different case for the follow-up, which has arrived so early in the Wii's life in Europe that it's the first game on the system to carry "Mario" in its title. European gamers also have another reason to rejoice because aside from getting Mario Strikers: Charged Football (Mario Strikers Charged in the US) ahead of the rest of the world, it's also the console's first online game. With the US release not set until July and Nintendo's region-locking preventing importers from playing it, we thought that we should take a look at the game to report on Nintendo's online service, as well as the multiplayer part of the game itself."