news tip Mario Strikers: Pauline, Diddy Kong, ranked mode… How to take advantage of the latest update?
Criticized for its lack of content when it was released, Mario Strikers Battle League Football is gradually trying to regain its audience thanks to a few free updates. The latest adds some interesting new features that we detail in this article.
Despite nervous and high-energy matches that were able to ignite some living rooms during evenings with friends when it was released, it is clear that Mario Strikers Battle League Football lost its hype a long time ago, and players have moved on. In order to convince them to come back and smash their opponents against the electric barrier before shooting at full power on the ball, developers from Next Level Games have since released two free updates to add a bit more content to their game. The latest, announced during the Nintendo Direct and put online a few days ago, offers some interesting new features.
- Pauline and Diddy put on the cleats
- One barrel to rule them all
- World Cup atmosphere
- One day I will be the best Striker
Pauline and Diddy put on the cleats
The main novelty of this update is obviously the arrival of two new playable characters: Pauline from Super Mario Odyssey and Diddy Kong, who need no introduction.
The singer and mayor of New Donk City has the following stats:
- Strength : 20/25
- Speed : 16/25
- Shot : 9/95
- Pass : 9/25
- Technics: 9/25
She will therefore make an excellent defender who will stay in the back line to smash any opposing attackers. In effect, his great strength and speed stats make him a real tackle machine, but his low shooting, passing and technical numbers will prevent him from scoring many goals. His super strike will nevertheless allow him to charm other players, if you manage to put it in place.
Donkey Kong’s little monkey and friend has the following stats:
- Strength : 9/25
- Speed : 16/25
- Shot : 9/25
- Pass : 16/25
- Technics: 13/25
If you get tired of traditional passers such as Toad or Peach, Diddy Kong can quite take over. Particularly fast and precise, he will be able to lug the ball around the field and determine who to pass the ball to to attempt a shot, unless he decides to do it himself through his reasonable technique. His super strike launches a multiplied banana that will stun all opponents hit.
One barrel to rule them all
In addition to the new characters, the update also includes a new set of equipment that turns your player into a real barrel man (or woman). The latter is particularly effective in increasing shooting and passing stats, but beware of the loss of strength, speed and technique depending on the pieces selected. If you want to recover them, you will have to spend 300 gold coins per piece of equipment, or 1200 gold coins in total.
World Cup atmosphere
If you’re the type to pay attention to the cosmetic elements of the game, know that this new update also allows you to play on a new stage: the Planetoid. Straight out of a work of science fiction, the latter takes you directly into space and promises bleachers with circular shapes, as well as a few ambient satellites.
In addition, players who are part of Club Strikers will now be able to enjoy a tenfold atmosphere in their matches thanks to fireworks and customizable supporters. Be careful though, only the club owner will be able to modify the supporters, and each firework will cost you some gold coins.
One day I will be the best Striker
We hardly expected it anymore, here it is finally, the single player ranked mode of Mario Strikers Battle League Football has finally come true! Called “Striker Ranking”, it now allows you to evaluate your skills in order to obtain a score that will rise and fall with each victory and defeat.
Be careful though, this score will evolve for each game against human opponents, whether you like it or not. It is therefore impossible to play games online without ranking from this update. Before having your own score, however, you will have to play 5 games. Finally, note that this ranking and your score will be reset at the end of each season, which will be the same as the Club Strikers seasons.. For clarity, find below all the game modes that will impact your skill score and Striker rating:
- Quick Match: Online (All Players)
- Quick Match: Online (Co-op with Friends)
- Club Strikers: season game
- Club Strikers: free match
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