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Dust off your soccer cleats: Mario Strikers Charged is shooting onto Wii U Virtual Consoles tomorrow!

Originally released back in 2007 on the Wii, Mario Strikers Charged is essentially soccer set in the Mario universe. Players battle on 17 interactive stadiums using Mega Strikes, Super Abilities and Skillshots in an effort to gain an edge over the competition. While the game does benefit from building on some concepts established by its predecessor on GameCube, its most notable feature was playing online with friends from all over the world– unfortunate here considering the Virtual Console’s lack of online support. Despite this glaring omission, not to mention an unorthodox control scheme that takes some getting used to, Strikers is still an exciting, frantic and fun sports game for all ages that’s often praised for its arcadey, pick-up and play nature.

Mario Strikers Charged will retail for $19.99.

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Written by Matthew Weidner

When it comes to playing and writing about video games, Matthew aspires to be the very best, like no one ever was. Writing for Nintendo Wire and the thought of one day finally achieving a perfect, no death Super Meat Boy run fills him with determination.