E3 2006: Mario rocks the rim on the DS
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From developers Square Enix comes Mario's first attempt to hoop-it-up on the courts. Mario Hoops 3-on-3 promises to deliver a basketball game like no other, utilizing touch screen control to execute tricky dribbles, special passes, and wicked shots.
Players choose their teams of three characters from the Mario universe and hit the parquet. Power-ups like Red Shells and Bob-ombs can turn the tide as they chase down coins, affecting the final score.
Whether playing against friends on a local wireless connection, jamming through a tournament or just playing mini-games, there's a mode for everyone in Mario's latest sports endeavour.
The game will make use of the Nintendo DS's rumble pack accessory. No word on whether or not it will come packaged with the game, but you can probably count on it. Look for Mario Hoops 3-on-3 for the DS September 11, 2006.