The Nintendo Switch is full of amazing Mario sports games for every Mario fan to enjoy. With Mario and his friends in the Mushroom Kingdom, you can play sports without getting (very) sweaty. Challenge friends and rise up in online leaderboards, all while having fun! These fun titles are among the best games on the Nintendo Switch.
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Even though Mario may have some disagreements with his enemies, they can all agree to have a good time racing at the end of the day. Arguably one of the best games in the series, players can race alongside friends and family — all in stunning HD. This is the definitive Mario Kart to play with an improved battle mode and double the items to hold.
Put on your fresh tennis whites and show your friends what a REAL serve looks like! Mario Tennis Aces features boss battles, an all-new story mode, and over 15 Mushroom Kingdom characters to choose from.
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Tee off in Mario Golf: Super Rush with a variety of game modes. In Speed Golf mode, players race to the ball simultaneously after each stroke, using abilities to their advantage.
Want the Mario Kart experience in real life? Your home becomes the racetrack in Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit, as you bring classic Mario Kart features to life.
Represent your team in style alongside a colorful cast of Mario and Sonic characters. Compete in various events, from track and field to judo to gymnastics for a grand time.
This game is known for ruining friendships, and for good reason. With a plethora of fun and silly minigames, race against your friends locally and online to collect the most stars!
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Mario has got to be one of the most versatile video game franchises ever made. If you're looking for a sports game with unique mechanics and a vibrant art style, you can't go wrong with one of these titles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is my personal favorite as its gameplay is easy to pick up, yet hard to master, with various modes to accommodate every skill level.
For "real" sports titles, you can't go wrong with Mario Tennis Aces. It offers tons of content, including an intricate story mode for the first time since the GameBoy Advance, for anyone who needs a break from playing with other people. The Speed Golf mode in Mario Golf: Super Rush brings a new twist on classic golf, which can get incredibly exciting and tense when you're playing locally with friends.
While Super Mario Party doesn't revolve around a specific sport, it offers scores of chaotic minigames that involve sports from horse racing to bull-riding (or rather, Chain Chomp riding) and river rafting. We may not know of all the minigames that will be available in Mario Party Superstars yet, but with over 100 to choose from, there's sure to be a minigame for everyone. If you're in the mood for sports, you can't go wrong with Mario and his pals from the Mushroom Kingdom!
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Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.