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Soccer, or Football! Nintendo Selects: Mario Strikers Charged

September 1, 2011

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     Mario Strikers Charged was originally released for the Wii on July 30, 2007 with a MSRP of $49.99.  The game was developed by Next Level Games, and published by Nintendo.  Mario Strikers Charged is a sequel of sorts to Super Mario Strikers which was released on the GameCube, and was also developed by Next Level Games.
     The game received an “Everyone 10+” rating from the ESRB, with “Crude Humor, Mild Cartoon Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     On Sunday August 28, 2011, Mario Strikers Charged joined the Nintendo Selects lineup of games, and now has a MSRP of just $19.99.

     How many hours have Wii owners played soccer(or football!) with Mario and friends since Mario Strikers Charged released just over 4 years ago?  Let’s take a look!

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Approx. Number of Players Having Reported Data
     Mario Strikers Charged has about 438,365 Wii owners that have reported game-play data through the Wii’s Nintendo Channel, with 1,491 days possibly reported.

Average & Total Game-Play Hours
     Mario Strikers Charged has 7,688,455 Total Hours of game-play reported, with an average play-time of 17 Hours 32 Minutes “Per person”, or console, reporting data.
     The game’s average play-time is 1 Hour 25 Minutes per day/session reported.

Amazon.com Sales Information
     The original version of Mario Strikers Charged has an Amazon.com sale rank of #2,001, and it is listed for $34.95.
     Nintendo Selects: Mario Strikers Charged’s Amazon.com sale rank is #755, and is currently selling for $19.99.
     (Sales ranks and prices recorded around 12:35AM on September 1, 2011.)

Review Score Averages
     Mario Strikers Charged’s “professional” review score average is 79.75%, based on 58 reviews on GameRankings.com.

     The game has about a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 59 customer reviews between both versions of the game.
     Mario Strikers Charged’s customer review score average is 84.40%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.
     (Review score averages recorded around 12:35AM on September 1, 2011.)

Bean Counting
     The length of a professional soccer game is 90 minutes of play-time, split into two halves; 45 minutes each half.  Based off this, Wii owners have played the equivalent of 5,125,630 professional soccer games with the reported game-play hours from Mario Strikers Charged.
     If you count the 15 minute half-time most soccer games have, or 105 total match minutes, Wii owners have played about 4,393,397 full professional soccer games.

Filtered Thoughts
     While I do not own Mario Strikers Charged, I have played it.  A few years ago, Mrs. Coffee and I had some friends come visit us, and I rented the game for a couple of days.
    We played the game’s local multi-player, as well as online multi-player.  If it were not for running into a few glitchers in the online, we probably would have enjoyed the game’s online more than we did at the time.
     Just based on my time with the game, I definitely think Mario Strikers Charged is worth a look for $20, and if you haven’t seen anything about the game, the video below should give you an idea of the crazy game-play you can expect:

     When I played Mario Strikers Charged, the game-play formula reminded me of the NHL Hitz games, so I looked up information about the game.  Next Level Games’ first game they developed and had published was NHL Hitz Pro, which was released in 2003 for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
     While the reported game-play data for Mario Strikers Charged is higher than most Wii games, I think it’s interesting that this game has “Mario” in its title and online multiplayer, but it has already been passed by another game that released less than a year ago, with “Total Hours” reported as of 2 weeks ago.

     If you have only been following my site for the last year or so, you may have missed my post from January 2010 titled, “Nintendo Stops Shipping and Producing more Wii Games:  Wario Land: Shake It!, Battalion Wars 2, and Mario Strikers Charged“, which showed how Nintendo had stopped producing/shipping Mario Strikers Charged and two other games.
     Why Nintendo waited so long to bring out the Nintendo Selects titles still baffles me, but I am really glad to see Nintendo continuing to add Wii games to their Nintendo Selects lineup, and I hope that it will continue with many more games in the future.

     Over the weekend that I rented Mario Strikers Charged, we played it a good bit as I stated above, and you can see in the image below how much we played it over about 4 days before I returned it.

Questions
     Do any of you own Mario Strikers Charged and play it regularly?  If you own it, or have played it, would you recommend it to other Wii owners now?
     If you don’t own the game, does its new MSRP of just $19.99 make you more likely to purchase it?

If any of you are interested in Mario Strikers Charged, you can see prices for the Nintendo Selects version on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B005EIIS4S&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

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World Cup Madness! North American Soccer Games Data!

June 30, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
The World Cup is going on right now, and with only eight teams remaining, I really have no idea who the favorites are moving forward.  I have never really followed professional soccer, even though I did play little league soccer for a few years growing up.

In this post, we will look at four soccer(or football in Europe) games on the Wii that all have game-play data reporting.
We are looking at Mario Strikers Charged, FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, and FIFA Soccer 10.

(click image to enlarge)

Days Since Release:
As the image above shows, Mario Strikers Charged was released on July 30, 2007.  The data shown was collected approximately 1,065 days since the game’s release.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play was released on October 28, 2008; The data shown above was collected approximately 609 days after the game released.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 was released on March 17, 2009.  The data shown was collected approximately 469 days after PES 2009 released.
FIFA Soccer 10 was released on October 20, 2009, and the data was collected approximately 252 days after it released.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Mario Strikers Charged has 372,239 players reporting play-time data.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play has 24,011 players reporting their play-time data.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 has 4,167 players reporting Wii play-time data.
FIFA Soccer 10 has 7,698 players reporting data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Mario Strikers Charged‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #835 and the current selling price is $52.68, from a third party vendor.
FIFA Soccer All-Play 09‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #997 and the current selling price is $18.49, from a third party vendor.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #4,997 and its current selling price is $64.99, also from a third party vendor.
FIFA Soccer 10‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,110 and the its current selling price is $46.99.

(I don’t think you’ll see any crazy stuff watching the World Cup, like you will see in this trailer!)

Thoughts:
I have only played one out of these four games.
The game that I have played is Mario Strikers Charged.  Mario Strikers Charged is definitely not like the FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer games; but Mario Strikers Charged is more an arcade soccer game.
If you have played the NHL Hitz games, those games have the type of game-play you should expect from Mario Strikers Charged.

The one thing that surprised me the most about the data, is that Pro Evolution Soccer is lower than both FIFA games reporting data.
I remember reading about Pro Evolution Soccer when it first released on the Nintendo Wii, and I remember reading how the controls in the game were a great step forward for soccer games.
I don’t remember reading a lot about the FIFA games, but I do have a friend that has rented one of them, and he seems to have enjoyed it each time he has rented it.

I know that Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 already has a sequel(2010), and that EA released 2010 FIFA World Cup; but at the time of this posting, the four games shown are the ones with data reporting.

If you were not following/reading my blog back in January, you may have missed my post about several canceled Wii games.  Mario Strikers Charged was one of the games that was mentioned as not being produced or shipped any long by Nintendo of America.  I don’t think that status has changed, as the game is currently only available on Amazon.com from third party vendors.
If you missed the blog post about the canceled Wii games, the direct link for the post is: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/01/nintendo-stops-shipping-and-producing.html#comments.

Questions:
Have you played any of these soccer games?  If you have played both a FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer game on the Wii, did you enjoy one more than the other?
If you have only played one of these games like myself, did you enjoy whatever you played?


Being that the World Cup inspired this blog post, do you have a team that you are still cheering for in the World Cup; if your team has already been eliminated, who were you cheering for?

If you are interested in any soccer game for the Wii, I am providing links to the newest versions of these games(where available); as they should be available directly from Amazon.com, and not third party vendors:
  

World Cup Madness! North American Soccer Games Data!

June 30, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
The World Cup is going on right now, and with only eight teams remaining, I really have no idea who the favorites are moving forward.  I have never really followed professional soccer, even though I did play little league soccer for a few years growing up.

In this post, we will look at four soccer(or football in Europe) games on the Wii that all have game-play data reporting.
We are looking at Mario Strikers Charged, FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play, Pro Evolution Soccer 2009, and FIFA Soccer 10.

(click image to enlarge)

Days Since Release:
As the image above shows, Mario Strikers Charged was released on July 30, 2007.  The data shown was collected approximately 1,065 days since the game’s release.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play was released on October 28, 2008; The data shown above was collected approximately 609 days after the game released.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 was released on March 17, 2009.  The data shown was collected approximately 469 days after PES 2009 released.
FIFA Soccer 10 was released on October 20, 2009, and the data was collected approximately 252 days after it released.

Approx. Number of Players Reporting Data:
Mario Strikers Charged has 372,239 players reporting play-time data.
FIFA Soccer 09 All-Play has 24,011 players reporting their play-time data.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 has 4,167 players reporting Wii play-time data.
FIFA Soccer 10 has 7,698 players reporting data.

Amazon.com Sale Rank & Advertised Price:
Mario Strikers Charged‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #835 and the current selling price is $52.68, from a third party vendor.
FIFA Soccer All-Play 09‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #997 and the current selling price is $18.49, from a third party vendor.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2009‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #4,997 and its current selling price is $64.99, also from a third party vendor.
FIFA Soccer 10‘s Amazon.com sale rank is #1,110 and the its current selling price is $46.99.

(I don’t think you’ll see any crazy stuff watching the World Cup, like you will see in this trailer!)

Thoughts:
I have only played one out of these four games.
The game that I have played is Mario Strikers Charged.  Mario Strikers Charged is definitely not like the FIFA or Pro Evolution Soccer games; but Mario Strikers Charged is more an arcade soccer game.
If you have played the NHL Hitz games, those games have the type of game-play you should expect from Mario Strikers Charged.

The one thing that surprised me the most about the data, is that Pro Evolution Soccer is lower than both FIFA games reporting data.
I remember reading about Pro Evolution Soccer when it first released on the Nintendo Wii, and I remember reading how the controls in the game were a great step forward for soccer games.
I don’t remember reading a lot about the FIFA games, but I do have a friend that has rented one of them, and he seems to have enjoyed it each time he has rented it.

I know that Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 already has a sequel(2010), and that EA released 2010 FIFA World Cup; but at the time of this posting, the four games shown are the ones with data reporting.

If you were not following/reading my blog back in January, you may have missed my post about several canceled Wii games.  Mario Strikers Charged was one of the games that was mentioned as not being produced or shipped any long by Nintendo of America.  I don’t think that status has changed, as the game is currently only available on Amazon.com from third party vendors.
If you missed the blog post about the canceled Wii games, the direct link for the post is: http://coffeewithgames.blogspot.com/2010/01/nintendo-stops-shipping-and-producing.html#comments.

Questions:
Have you played any of these soccer games?  If you have played both a FIFA and Pro Evolution Soccer game on the Wii, did you enjoy one more than the other?
If you have only played one of these games like myself, did you enjoy whatever you played?


Being that the World Cup inspired this blog post, do you have a team that you are still cheering for in the World Cup; if your team has already been eliminated, who were you cheering for?

If you are interested in any soccer game for the Wii, I am providing links to the newest versions of these games(where available); as they should be available directly from Amazon.com, and not third party vendors:
  

Nintendo Stops Shipping and Producing more Wii Games: Wario Land: Shake It!, Battalion Wars 2, and Mario Strikers Charged

January 12, 2010
 
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Just last Friday, I posted up that Nintendo of America confirmed, via email, that Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition is no longer being shipped or produced in North America.

Being that Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector’s Edition is no longer being published/shipped, I asked Nintendo if they were planning on releasing any New Play Control! Metroid Prime games to replace the Collector’s Edition.

The response from Nintendo to that question was, “At this time, a New Play Control version of the Metroid Prime games has not been announced for release here in North America.  More importantly, we do not have any information that tells us this game will or won’t be announced…

MORE GAMES CANCELED!
Just today, I was able to confirm from Nintendo, via email, that Nintendo is no longer producing or shipping Battalion Wars 2, Mario Strikers Charged, or Wario Land: Shake It!.

The email I received back from Nintendo after inquiring about those games said, ” Mario Strikers Charged (2007), Battalion Wars 2 (2007), and Wario Land: Shake It(2008) are no longer being manufactured or shipped to retailers.”  Again, I emailed Nintendo of America, so this may be different for other Nintendo regions.

If you’re interested in any of these games, make sure to grab them while you can, as they are available from either Amazon.com directly or other vendors on Amazon.com at discounted prices!

Do you own any of these games?  If so, leave a comment and let some others know what you think about them, and if you think any of them are worth buying, before they become harder to find.
Why do you think Nintendo has canceled these games?

Nintendo Stops Shipping and Producing more Wii Games: Wario Land: Shake It!, Battalion Wars 2, and Mario Strikers Charged

January 12, 2010
 
(click “comic” slides to enlarge)

Just last Friday, I posted up that Nintendo of America confirmed, via email, that Metroid Prime Trilogy Collector’s Edition is no longer being shipped or produced in North America.

Being that Metroid Prime: Trilogy Collector’s Edition is no longer being published/shipped, I asked Nintendo if they were planning on releasing any New Play Control! Metroid Prime games to replace the Collector’s Edition.

The response from Nintendo to that question was, “At this time, a New Play Control version of the Metroid Prime games has not been announced for release here in North America.  More importantly, we do not have any information that tells us this game will or won’t be announced…

MORE GAMES CANCELED!
Just today, I was able to confirm from Nintendo, via email, that Nintendo is no longer producing or shipping Battalion Wars 2, Mario Strikers Charged, or Wario Land: Shake It!.

The email I received back from Nintendo after inquiring about those games said, ” Mario Strikers Charged (2007), Battalion Wars 2 (2007), and Wario Land: Shake It(2008) are no longer being manufactured or shipped to retailers.”  Again, I emailed Nintendo of America, so this may be different for other Nintendo regions.

If you’re interested in any of these games, make sure to grab them while you can, as they are available from either Amazon.com directly or other vendors on Amazon.com at discounted prices!

Do you own any of these games?  If so, leave a comment and let some others know what you think about them, and if you think any of them are worth buying, before they become harder to find.
Why do you think Nintendo has canceled these games?