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''Mario Sports Mix'' (2010) for the Wii is the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3.'' Like its predecessor, it was developed by SquareEnix, and features teams of up to three characters facing off in certain sports on fields with different gimmicks. It features three new sports and one sport returning from the aforementioned ''Mario Hoops 3-on-3'': volleyball, dodgeball, hockey, and basketball.
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!!This game provides examples of:
* AmazingTechnicolorBattlefield: The Star Ship. Especialy outside of tournaments, when crystals that you can collect rain down during the match. The Behemoth's battlefield counts as well.
* BadassMustache: The usual offenders, namely Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Waluigi.
* BananaPeel: One of the available items.
* BeehiveBarrier: The White Mage can make one in front of herself.
* BigBoosHaunt: Luigiís Mansion and Ghoulish Galleon.
* BlackMage: The TropeNamer himself appears.
* BlackoutBasement: Luigi's Mansion again.
* BlowYouAway: Inverted InNameOnly with Luigi in his special move, where he takes out his vacuum.
* CasinoPark: Bowser Jr. Blvd., which lacks the slot machine but has icons on the ground that affect the points when a player scores while standing on one.
* CombinationAttack: It's possible to pull one off during the battle with the Behemoth.
* ConfusionFu[=/=]LethalJokeCharacter: The Tricky characters (Black Mage, Moogle, Cactuar, and Slime) usually have one stat that they excel in, while the other two are utterly awful and plain bad respectively. They make up for this by having a repertoire of strange moves up their sleeve (Black Mage), [[UpToEleven breaking their max stat]] (Cactuar), or having their excellent stat be one that people usually doesn't expect ([[GlacierWaif Slime]]).
* ConvectionSchmonvection: In Bowser's Castle.
* CoolAirship: The Star Ship stage.
* CrosshairAware: You can tell where your enemy is aiming their special shots.
* {{Crossover}}: With ''Franchise/FinalFantasy''
* DarkIsNotEvil: Black Mage, sort of.
* DeathFromAbove: Invoked by several characters' special shots. Additionally, the [[TrueFinalBoss Behemoth]] has an attack that makes meteors rain down from the sky.
* DiskOneNuke: Sort of. Itís possible to unlock [[Franchise/FinalFantasy White Mage, Black Mage, and Ninja]] earlier than normal.
* DoppelgangerAttack: The Ninjaís special ability.
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Ninja, White Mage, and Black Mage are known only by their [[CharacterClassSystem class.]]
* FinalBossNewDimension: You get teleported to a new arena for the battle with the [[TrueFinalBoss Behemoth.]]
* FlashStep: The Ninja does a few.
* FragileSpeedster: Toad, Diddy Kong, Bowser Junior, and Cactaur, who turns this trope UpToEleven.
* GangplankGalleon: The Ghoulish Galleon is more of a DerelictGraveyard version.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: First the ''FinalFantasy'' gang, followed by the Behemoth.
* GreenHillZone: Peachís Castle and to a slightly lesser extent, Daisy Garden.
* GreenThumb: Toad can spawn mushrooms to hamper opponents, while Daisy does something similar with a small garden.
* GuestFighter: [[Franchise/FinalFantasy Ninja, White Mage, Black Mage, Moogle, Cactuar]] and [[Franchise/DragonQuest Slime.]]
* HauntedHouse: Luigi's Mansion has ghosts as obstacles.
* HighlyVisibleNinja: Red isn't exactly a stealthy color. Unless, of course, it's a dark red.
* HolyHandGrenade: The White Mage's specialty.
* HomingProjectile: Red Shells, which act somewhat similar to their ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' counterparts.
* InconvenientlyPlacedConveyorBelt: Wario Factory
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: As a SecretCharacter.
* InstantRunes: The White Mage uses this instead of the circle used by other characters to aim their special abilities. She also uses them in place of a dive in volleyball. They also appear when your team uses their special attack against the Behemoth.
* JackOfAllStats: Mario. As well as Luigi, Yoshi, and Ninja. The Mii as well.
* JungleJapes: DK Dock.
* [[MesACrowd Me's A Crowd]]: The Ninja can do this.
* MetalSlime: Appears a color pallete for Slime.
* MightyGlacier: Bowser, Donkey Kong, and Wario.
** GlacierWaif: Slime.
* MineralMacGuffin: The Four Crystals, in grand ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' tradition.
* NonElemental[=/=]PureEnergy[=/=]CombinedEnergyAttack: This is presumably what the Mii uses in his/her special move.
* PalmtreePanic: Koopa Troopa Beach.
* PetalPower: Princess Daisy uses flowers for her special moves.
* PinballZone: Waluigi Pinball, which first appeared in the ''VideoGame/MarioKart'' games.
* PlayingWithFire: Black Mage notably uses a fire spell to hit out-of-reach volleyballs. Mario also uses fire in his special move of course.
* PowerCrystal: Again, a ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' tradition, presumably because the game was developed by SquareEnix.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: '''[[Franchise/FinalFantasy KUPO!]]'''
* SecretCharacter: Moogle, Cactuar, Ninja, Black Mage, and White Mage, all from ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'', as well as [[Franchise/DragonQuest a Slime]].
* ShockAndAwe: Black Mage mostly uses thunder spells to block or stop incoming balls. He also uses it in his special move. Waluigi also fires electric balls when performing his special move.
* TheComputerIsACheatingBastard: Hey... how did the AI get all those coins so quickly? This espescially applies in hockey, where one goal leads near the end of a game are not safe at all. The computer will usually gather up five or six coins in a matter of 10 seconds, and then score. Now your one goal lead has turned into a five goal deficit. You're pretty much screwed after that.
* TrueFinalBoss: The Behemoth, which can only be faced when the ''FinalFantasy'' team has been defeated in every sport. A harder version, the Behemoth King, is fought in Sports Mix mode.
* WeakButSkilled: Peach, Daisy, White Mage, Waluigi, Moogle, and Black Mage, who all have high Technique ratings to make up for low power and/or speed.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' team disappears after you fight the [[TrueFinalBoss Behemoth.]]
* WhiteMage: The TropeNamer makes an appearance.
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