Top Ten Playable Characters in Mario Tennis Aces

Soon July 2019 is ending and with that, August 2019 will arrive. A lot of mario fans are aware that since the release of the video game Mario Tennis Aces, a new playable character has been added to the character roster, and that was since June 22nd 2018, and the first new character added was on July 1st in the same year. The last character to have been added was Dry Bowser, on July 1st of 2019, although those who don't have online membership will get him on August 1st 2019. Soon it is that day and that marks the last character to be added in this game, along with a lot of original and obscure and it has lead to Mario Tennis Aces having one of the best rosters in the mario series, personally in my opinion, the third greatest. Because of this I'm making a top ten list of the best playable characters in Mario Tennis Aces. I'm not really judging the characters by how much I like 'em overall, althoug I will still use the factor as well, but I'm mostly judging characters but how obscure and deserving they are in the game so obscure choices will top my list. Also stats will matter as well a bit. With that being said here is the list.
The Top Ten
1 Chain Chomp Chain Chomps, known as Wanwan in Japan, are metal, barking ball-and-chain like creatures that are restrained by Chains and are a main enemy in the Mario franchise.

Alright now Chain Chomp was an amazingly obscure choice for a character in Mario Tennis Aces. Like literally who even thought of playing as a ' chain chomp in a tennis game? Well not me. The fact that he managed to get into the game is just enough for me to put him super high up. In fact he was the first character I decided to play as in the game, as this was actually one of the characters that came when the game was first released. Such an original choice and I like how he has the tennis racket in his mouth. Definitely a powerful guy. He's a bit slow in matches but the fact he's here is enough proof he deserves to be here.

I'd rather have King Boo to be honest, Chain Chomp is cool but how tf can he hold things he don't got no arms!

Never would have thought we'd see a chain chomp playable but here we are

2 Petey Piranha Petey Piranha is a large mutant of the Piranha Plant in the Super Mario franchise and debuted in Super Mario Sunshine. Since then, he has been a recurring boss in games such as New Super Mario Bros. and has also made appearances in sports and spin-off games.

Petey Piranha being in this game as a playable guy is certainly an interesting choice. This makes Mario Tennis Aces most likely the only game in which there is a character that both serves as a playable character AND a boss battle. Not a big problem though as you can only play as Mario in the story mode nevertheless. I just love that you can play as this character. Such an obscure and interesting choice.

Ok this is interesting.

Glad to see he's back

3 Boom Boom

We are all tired of seeing him appear in every mario game. Almost, every, single, main game, we have Boom Boom taking a role as one of the easiest and most basic bosses ever. Super Mario Bros. 3, New Super Mario Bros. U/Luigi U, Super Mario 3D Land and Super Mario 3D World. We've met this lazy excuse around 40 times in total and it's sad how Nintendo doesn't come up with original bosses.

HOWEVER this is just as a boss battle in main games. This list is about the best playable characters in Mario Tennis Aces and Boom Boom is no "lazy unoriginal filler" as a playable character in spin-offs. I am really glad to see him here as we don't often get him in spin-offs. In the story mode there was a match near the end of the game you had with him and he was actually pretty tough as well. So he is deserving of being on here.

4 Fire Piranha Plant The Piranha Plant, known as the Pakkun Flower in Japan, is a plant species from the Mario franchise which usually appears as a leafy green stalk topped with a white-spotted red or green globe, with a maw lined with sharp teeth reminiscent of piranhas.

A fire piranha plant? Yeah they actually added it. Adding a piranha plant alone is something very unlikely but not too unlikely considering one was added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, they went further and picked a variety of a piranha plant, the fire piranha plant! Now that is one of the most obscure things I've ever thought of. Most obscure choice in the game. However due to I preffering characters above in general this is just in 4th place.

5 Pauline Pauline, also known as Daniella Verducci, is the original damsel-in-distress whom Mario must rescue from the eponymous ape in the original Donkey Kong.

Pauline is a more obscure character overall in the mario universe but not as unexpected as a character in Mario Tennis Aces overall due to her playing a major role in Super Mario Odyssey. Nevertheless her sudden appearence on Nintendo Switch games is excellent. She was after all the original damsel in distress before Peach took over the role back during the NES days. Since, she's only appeared in Mario vs. Donkey Kong games. I especially like how her special shot has parts of the song "Jump up! Superstar", which is basically her song. She is deserving of being here.

6 Koopa Troopa Koopa Troopas, or just simply Koopas, known in Japan as Nokonoko, are a fictional race of turtle-like creatures from the Mario series, as well as its sister Yoshi series. They most often appear as common ground enemies.

Overall personally I've always felt like Birdo and Koopa Troopa are my default characters when playing spin-offs. They have all around decent stats and their designs don't get in the way when playing, and they just sorta get me. It's strange how Koopa Troopas, like Goombas are like one of the most common enemies in mario yet they make rare appearences as playable guys in mario spin-offs, even rarer with goombas. This gives them a nice yet obscure feel which is cool.

7 Blooper Bloopers (Often Referred To Bloobers Until Paper Mario, Though Blooper was in use beforehand) are Squid-Like creatures that are found in the ocean. They made their first appearance in Super Mario Bros., and various kinds of them have appeared in the Mario games since, normally as enemies. Mario Party 8 was the first game to feature blooper as a playable character. Bloopers come in different sizes and colors, though the original variety shown in super Mario Bros is white.

Blooper is one of those characters that may occasionally appear in spin-offs but he's still one of the most obscure characters in mario spin-off games so him being in the roster for Mario Tennis Aces is certainly a nice addition. I've always liked to play as a blooper in Mario Party 8 and he's certainly decent with stats in this game as well. Fifth best personally.

8 Birdo Birdo is a dinosaur that is well known for her (or his) confused Gender. It was originally stated that Birdo was a male who believed he was a female, but this was changed in later games. Birdo is commonly referred to as a girl, however, they are in a relationship with Yoshi. Birdo first appeared in Super Mario Bros. 2 as an enemy towards the player. She is now included in many spinoff titles of the Mario franchise as a playable character, including the Mario Kart series and the Mario Party series.

You all probably know Birdo is my favourite mario character of all time by now so her being on this list shouldn't have come off as a surprise. She's one of the most interesting mario characters and her design with pink and red combined is just so nice. An unfortunate thing is that she doesn't make many appearences in mario games recently. She was absent from Mario Kart 8/Deluxe, Modern Mario Party (excluding 9) and Mario Kart 7. Luckily she made appearences in Mario Sports Superstar and this game.

9 Spike

Spike is certainly an interesting choice that has appeared more frequently in spin-off's since the Wii U as a playable character. It's funny because he was a boss battle in Mario Party 9. This is fan-favourite in my family that my siblings usually play as (either him or Shy Guy). Originally when I got Mario Party 10 I was like mind-blown that he even was in the game. Recently I've gotten less interested in him though but he's still great for this list.

10 Yoshi Yoshi, once romanized as Yossy, is a fictional anthropomorphic dinosaur who appears in video games published by Nintendo. Often appearing as a sidekick and helper to Marion, Yoshi is most known for his appearances in the Yoshi's Island and the Super Mario franchises.
The Contenders
11 Kamek Kamek is a common enemy in the Mario Bros. Franchise. He usually appears in New Super Mario Bros. Games, Super Mario Bros. Games, or other similar games. He also appears in spinoff titles, like Mario Party, in which he is not a playable character but creates an obstacle for the players on their way to winning, like mixing up their orbs.

Kamek, or Magikoopa is one of those semi-obscure choices in mario games. He appears frequently but at the same time it's a bit rare to see him playable in games. We have Mario Party 9, Mario Golf: World Tour, Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers which are examples of where Kamek/Magikoopa are available but they're really the only games excluding this game, Mario Tennis Aces. He's one of the last characters to have been added into the game, being as recently as April 2019. He deserves to be here and is a great character.

12 Rosalina Rosalina, known as Rosetta in Japan, is a major character in the Mario Franchise created by Nintendo. She first appeared in the 2007 Mario Game, Super Mario Galaxy for the Nintendo Wii and later returned for the game's sequel in 2010. Since then, she has been featured in many main-series Mario Games and many spinoffs. She has appeared as a playable character in Super Mario 3D World for the Nintendo Wii U in 2013 and is a playable character in the Mario Kart series and Mario Party series. She also has come into Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS as a part of the large character roster.
13 Mario Mario, originally named Jumpman, is the main character of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, created by the creative director and video game designer at Nintendo of Japan, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mario has appeared in almost every Mario game, including games in spin-off series as a playable character, with few exceptions including New Super Luigi U, Luigi's Mansion games, Yoshi's Island games, and similar counterparts. He is the most iconic character in video game history and is Nintendo's unofficial mascot. His franchise has grown to be the most successful video game franchise of all time.
14 Luigi Luigi, originally a palette swap of Mario named Green Mario, is a major character featured in video games and related media released by Nintendo. Created by prominent game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Luigi is portrayed as the slightly younger, taller fraternal twin brother of Nintendo's unofficial mascot Mario, and appears in many games throughout the Super Mario franchise, often as a sidekick to his brother.
15 Wario Wario is a character in Nintendo's Mario series who was originally designed as an antagonist to Mario. His motives are driven by greed and he will take the side of whoever will give him the most pay. Although he may seem like just a mean man with no heart, he does have a very tragic past.
16 Waluigi Waluigi is a lanky self-centered, brusque young lad as he is considered evil and the main rival of Luigi. Waluigi is shown causing local havoc in most games he appears in alongside his partner Wario. Waluigi is not instinctively evil or the antagonist (not counting DDR), as a matter of fact, he shows great compassion for his fellow peers, typically for characters Daisy and Wario. Waluigi is also described as lonely, rejected, sad, or depressed due to his relationship with the Super Smash Bros. franchise, and people outside of Nintendo continually rejecting him. In recent years, people have come to Waluigi's defense, giving him support and even starting a cult following. In sum, Waluigi is the more.
17 Peach Princess Peach is a major character in the Mario Bros. Franchise. She is the lead female of the The Mario franchise. She is usually the character who needs saved in most Mario Games, but also has appeared as a playable character in the Main-Series Mario Games, including Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Bros. 2, Super Mario Run, and even starred in her own game, Super Princess Peach for the Nintendo DS. She has appeared in many spinoff series, too, including Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, the Mario Kart series, the Mario Party series, Mario Sports Games, the Super Smash Bros. Series, and many more.
18 Daisy Princess Daisy is a fictional character in the Mario series of video games, in which she is the princess of the fictional region of Sarasaland. Daisy debuted in Super Mario Land in 1989, after few other appearances she disappeared for nine years until she was brought back in Mario Tennis (2000). Daisy is known for being a tomboy especially compared to Princess Peach and Rosalina and unlike Peach, Daisy has only been kidnapped once. Daisy is also known for being Peach's closest friend and Luigi's crush.
19 Toad Toad, known in Japan as Kinopio, is a major character in the Mario Bros. franchise. He assists Princess Peach in the Mushroom Kingdom and will do whatever it takes to help her. He first appeared in the classic game, Super Mario Bros. after being kidnapped by Bowser and his minions. Since then he has been a reappearing character in the Mario Bros. series as a playable character in the New Super Mario Bros. series, Super Mario 3D World, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Super Mario Run, and many other games. He also appears as playable character in many Mario-spinoff games including the Mario Kart series, Mario Party games, Mario and Sonic Olympic Games, Mario Sports Games, and many more. more.
20 Toadette Toadette is a character in the Mario series. She is a female Toad who first appeared in the Nintendo GameCube video game Mario Kart: Double Dash.
21 Bowser Bowser is the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise. From kidnapping Princess Peach to simply destroying a fun game between Mario and Friends in the Mario Party spinoff series, this king of the Koopas has set up a certain hatred towards himself amongst the large cast of Mario Characters. He first appeared in the 1985 popular videogame, Super Mario Bros., in which he was responsible for kidnapping Princess Toadstool (more commonly known as Princess Peach), which was released in Arcades and on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) Videogame System.
22 Boo
23 Koopa Paratroopa
24 Dry Bones
25 Dry Bowser Dry Bowser is the fossilized version of the main antagonist of the Mario Bros. Franchise, Bowser. He first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo DS after Bowser had been dumped into the lava and was left with his skeleton. Since then, Dry Bowser has appeared as a villain in games like Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros games, and similar titles. He also appears in some Mario Spinoff series, including Mario Kart.
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