Mario X-Treme Sluggers (also known as スーパーマリオエクストリーム野球 (Super Mario Extreme Baseball) in Japan) is a baseball video game for the Nintendo Switch. It is the third baseball video game in the Super Mario series and is the sequel to Mario Super Sluggers for the Nintendo Wii. This video game has been released on January 3, 2020. In this video game, it now features characters from Bandai Namco's Pac-Man.
- 1 Gameplay
- 2 List of Game Modes
- 3 Playable Team Captains and Team Players
- 4 Character Unlock Trees
- 5 Mii Uniforms
- 6 Stadiums
- 7 Error Items
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Trivia
Mario X-Treme Sluggers can be played using two different control methods:
- Joy Con
- Nintendo Switch Pro Controller
Before the player starts the game for the first time, he or she must first pick a baseball icon (or a Mii) in order to travel around the Baseball Kingdom. If the player is connected to the internet, online players appear for the player to interact with them in the Baseball Kingdom, too. The player may also play any game mode or visit shops by entering booths and tents.
Before a game starts, a roulette will start in order to show which team will be batting first. This is different from the previous game, in which the player could choose which team would be batting first.
Assuming that players are using the Joy Con or the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, in order to bat or pitch, players must hold the A Button and it must be swung at the appropriate time. The more precise the hit/pitch, the further/faster the ball will go. To charge up a pitch or swing, players must press and hold the A button. They can also do curve balls as well by holding the up button on the D-Pad, while pitching. Once the ball is in a fielder's hand, the A button must be pressed so that the fielder can pitch the ball at one of the basemen.
In the outfield, players can create special moves if there is chemistry between outfielders:
- One outfielder tackles the ball and the ball rolls towards the outfielder with chemistry. The outfielder that holds the ball can then throw a very fast ball towards a base from the outfield.
- When a possible home run is hit, players can initiate a Buddy Jump. Upon jumping around another outfielder's head and pressing A Button twice, one of the players will jump incredibly high to catch home run balls. This must be done with precise timing.
Superstar Matchups return; however, it is set for captains only and occurs when the team captain is not batting first and when one runner is on second or third and two or all three runners on base (only when the runs exceed to 4 or more on the scoreboard). This also applies to RBI chance screens.
While pitching, however, players will have to pay attention to the pitcher's stamina. If the character that's pitching is showing signs of fatigue (depicted by a water droplet in a bubble), their pitches will start to behave in an erratic manner. When the current pitcher is exhausted, players will have to decide to adjust the defense so that a new character plays pitcher instead. On a side note, pitchers can get exhausted even quicker if the batting team manages to make a lot of successful Home Runs. Even a Grand Slam can cause a pitcher to become fully fatigued right off the bat.
Star Skills reappear in this game as well. Any player can pitch or bat using Star Skills, however only Team Captains can use special hits/pitches. Team Players can only use Star Skills that will make the ball go faster or slower. Both teams can store up to five Star Skill attempts; they are earned as a result of well executed plays.
At the end of each game, the character who has had the most potential for their team will win the MVP award, which will be recorded in the Records menu. Characters can earn MVP points by striking out opponents, executing nice plays on defense, successful hits while batting (the batter has to make it to 1st base without getting out), stealing bases, close plays, and even for error item usage. The character with the most MVP points will win the award. Also, it is possible for more than one character to win MVP if at least two characters have the same amount of points.
Mario X-Treme Sluggers features a new mode called Ghost Baseball mode where the player must defeat CPU-Controlled Ghost teams created by online players in a three-inning game. Players can create their own team name by customizing their own team and post them online. An internet connection and a Nintendo Switch Online Membership card is required to play this mode online. Although, it is possible for players to play this mode without being connected to the internet and having a Nintendo Online Membership card, but the sampled ghost teams will still be shown causing the player to earn the lesser number of coins. Defeating a ghost team rewards the player with coins to spend at the shop. The player can win the number of times to unlock lots of characters and stadiums without having to purchase their icons at the Slugger Shop. Here is what the sampled ghost teams (that match the ones from Mario Superstar Baseball) look like shown below.
Sample A: Mario's Squad
- Pianta (Yellow)
- Pianta (Red)
- Noki (Red)
- Noki (Green)
- Monty Mole
Sample B: Peach's Squad
- Toad (Blue)
- Toad (Yellow)
- Toad (Green)
- Toad (Purple)
Sample C: Yoshi's Squad
- Baby Mario
- Shy Guy
- Shy Guy (Blue)
- Shy Guy (Yellow)
- Shy Guy (Green)
- Shy Guy (Black)
- Baby Luigi
Sample D: Donkey Kong's Squad
- Donkey Kong
- Diddy Kong
- Koopa Troopa
- Koopa Troopa (Red)
- Koopa Paratroopa
- Koopa Paratroopa (Green)
- Dixie Kong
Sample E: Wario's Squad
- Magikoopa (Red)
- Magikoopa (Yellow)
- Magikoopa (Green)
- King Boo
- Petey Piranha
Sample F: Bowser's Squad
- Bowser Jr.
- Dry Bones
- Dry Bones (Blue)
- Dry Bones (Green)
- Dry Bones (Dark)
- Hammer Bro
- Boomerang Bro
- Fire Bro
Beating these sample teams above will reward the player with a Bronze Uniform which can be brought at the Uniform Tent for 150,000 coins.
List of Game Modes
- Exhibition (1-4 players)
- Ghost Baseball
- Toy Field
- Mini-Games (1-4 players)
Playable Team Captains and Team Players
All of the characters from the Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers games make a return appearance in Mario X-Treme Sluggers. Additionally for this game, there are new participants as well. It is now possible to put more than one of the same character on the team in Exhibition Mode, as long as they are different colors. However, it is no longer possible to choose which hand that the characters will bat and pitch with; for example, players can no longer make Mario a left-handed batter.
Players are given the choice to play as their Miis as well, whose stats are all 6/10. Players cannot choose to have a whole team of nine Miis, but they can put one captain and up to eight other Miis.
When characters become Star Players, their abilities are boosted by one point each. However, characters can only become Star Players by purchasing their icon in the Shop.
If one counts the alternate team players, Mario X-Treme Sluggers has the most playable characters of any Mario game. Pac-Man and many other characters from that franchise join the roster.
Team Captains and team players highlighted in bold are hidden characters and must be unlocked by winning Ghost Baseball games in Ghost Baseball mode or purchasing their icons in the Slugger Shop to make them become star players. Although, the player can still unlock Pac-Man by using and scanning Pac-Man's Super Smash Bros. amiibo.
All team captains listed below in this section are available to be selected in the game's Exhibition Mode.
Returning Team Captains
New Team Captains
Returning Team Players
|Baby Donkey Kong||
|Boomerang Bro (palette swap of Hammer Bro)||
|Fire Bro (palette swap of Hammer Bro)||
|King K. Rool||
New Team Players
|Ice Bro (palette swap of Hammer Bro)||
|Donkey Kong Jr.||
Character Unlock Trees
This is a list of character unlock trees in which they can be seen below. Each set of two characters as team captains have their own unlock tree. These characters in each set of unlock trees can be unlocked by playing Ghost Baseball mode. Characters can also be unlocked as star players by purchasing their icon for the price number of coins. Ice Bro (who appears as a palette swap for Hammer Bro) is the only hidden character NOT to be included in any of these unlock trees, but rather being unlocked by hitting a total of 20 home runs.
Mario & Luigi's Unlock Tree
Peach & Daisy's Unlock Tree
- Baby Rosalina
- Sprixie Princess
- Pom Pom
Yoshi & Birdo's Unlock Tree
- Ms. Pac-Man
- Baby Wario
- Baby Waluigi
Donkey Kong & Diddy Kong's Unlock Tree
- Donkey Kong Jr.
- Boom Boom
Wario & Waluigi's Unlock Tree
- Sumo Bro
- Sledge Bro
Bowser & Bowser Jr.'s Unlock Tree
- Dry Bowser
As of October 25, 2019, Mario X-Treme Sluggers has a new feature where players can obtain Mii uniforms for the Miis. These uniforms can be brought from the uniform tent using coins. Should players unlock various uniforms without having to follow another method and while using amiibos unlocks designed uniforms for them. Using any compatible amiibo with any uniform unlocked rewards players with the number of coins to spend at the shop. Only five amiibos can be used once every day. To help fight back against the COVID-19 pandemic, the COVID-19 uniform can be unlocked when the game is updated to version 1.5.0, while the Los Angeles Dodgers uniform can be unlocked when the game is updated to version 2.0.0. Here is a list of all the uniforms that are compatible within this game which can be seen below.
List of Mii uniforms
|Uniform Name||Color||Design||How to Unlock||Shop Price|
|Animal Crossing Uniform||Plaid Chartreuse||Animal Crossing logo||Use any amiibo based on any Animal Crossing character||Free|
|Birdo Uniform||Magenta||Diamond pattern||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Birdo as a team captain||15,000 coins|
|Bowser Uniform||Dark Green||Bowser emblem (with meteor pattern)||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Bowser as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Bowser||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Bowser Jr. Uniform||Chartreuse||Bowser Jr. emblem (with rainbow splats)||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Bowser Jr. as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Bowser Jr.||15,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Bronze Uniform||Bronze||Solid Color||Defeat all of the sample teams in Ghost Baseball mode||100,000 coins|
|Captain Falcon Uniform||Red and Blue||F-Zero logo||Use Captain Falcon's Super Smash Bros. amiibo||Free|
|Champion's Uniform||Light Blue||Sheikah emblem||Use Link's amiibo from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild||Free|
|COVID-19 Uniform||Light Blue||Solid color||Available as of April 3, 2020||Free|
|Daisy Uniform||Orange and Yellow||Flower pattern||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Daisy as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Daisy||15,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Diddy Kong Uniform||Dark Red and Brown||Banana pattern||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Diddy Kong as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Diddy Kong||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Donkey Kong Uniform||Brown||DK logo||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Donkey Kong as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Donkey Kong||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Dry Bowser Uniform||White||Dry Bowser emblem||Complete 50 missions||20,500 Coins|
|Fire Emblem Uniform||White and Black||Fire Emblem logo||Use any amiibo based on either Marth, Roy, Ike, Robin, Lucina, Chrom or Corrin||Free|
|Gold Uniform||Gold||Solid Color||Collect 1,000,000 coins or defeat 50 Ghost Baseball teams (excluding sample teams) in Ghost Baseball Mode||300,000 coins|
|Inkling Boy Uniform||Blue and White||Splatoon logo (with blue squid pattern)||Use any amiibo based on the Inkling Boy||Free|
|Inkling Girl Uniform||Orange and White||Splatoon logo (with orange squid pattern)||Use any amiibo based on the Inkling Girl||Free|
|Kirby Uniform||Pink||Kirby logo (with Warp Star pattern)||Use any amiibo based on Kirby||Free|
|Los Angeles Dodgers Uniform||Dark Blue and White||Los Angeles Dodgers emblem||Available as of July 31, 2020||Free|
|Link Uniform||Green||The Legend of Zelda logo (with Triforce pattern)||Use any amiibo based on either Link, Young Link or Toon Link||Free|
|Luigi Uniform||Green||L Logo (with green fire pattern)||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Luigi as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Luigi||15,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Mario Uniform||Red||M Logo (with fire pattern)||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Mario as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Mario||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Master's Uniform||Gold||King's Crown emblem||Unlock all of the uniforms||500,000 coins|
|Ms. Pac-Man Uniform||Yellow and Black||Ms. Pac-Man Maze pattern||Complete 100 missions||38,000 coins|
|Pac-Man Uniform||Yellow and Black||Pac-Maze pattern||Complete 75 missions or use Pac-Man's Super Smash Bros. amiibo||30,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Peach Uniform||Pink||Heart pattern||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Peach as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Peach||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Pikmin Uniform||Pale Yellow||Pikmin logo (with Pikmin pattern)||Use Olimar's Super Smash Bros. amiibo or the Pikmin amiibo||Free|
|Pokémon Uniform||Yellow and White||Pokémon logo (with Poké Ball pattern)||Use any amiibo based on either Pikachu, Jigglypuff, Pichu, Mewtwo, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Charizard, Lucario, Greninja or Incineroar||Free|
|Rosalina Uniform||Aquamarine||Luma Pattern||Complete 25 missions or use Rosalina & Luma's Super Smash Bros. amiibo||20,500 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Samus Uniform||Orange||Metroid logo and emblem||Use any amiibo based on Samus||Free|
|Silver Uniform||Silver||Solid Color||Unlock all of the team captains and team players||150,000|
|Star Fox Uniform||Pale Brown, White and Black||Star Fox logo (with Arwings and the Great Fox)||Use any amiibo based on either Fox, Falco or Wolf||Free|
|Toad Uniform||White and Blue||Mushrooms||Get 5 hits using Toad or use any amiibo based on Toad||12,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Waluigi Uniform||Purple||Γ Logo (with Laser Pattern)||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Waluigi as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Waluigi||15,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Wario Uniform||Yellow||W Logo||Win 10 Ghost Baseball games using Wario as a team captain or use any amiibo based on Wario||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
|Yoshi Uniform||Green||Rainbow & Eggs||Use any amiibo based on Yoshi||10,000 coins (free, if amiibo is used)|
There are a total of sixteen stadiums (with Toy Field counting and making the total to seventeen) in all. This time, all team captains has a stadium which is based on his or her character's unique persona. Most of the seventeen stadiums can be played in daytime or nighttime. Mario Stadium is the only one not to feature any gimmicks in the field, making for the most realistic baseball experience. The Bowser Jr. Museum is only accessible during the day, while Luigi's Mansion, Bowser's Castle and Dry Bowser Ruins can only be accessed at night. Stadiums highlighted in bold are hidden stadiums and must be unlocked by either winning Ghost Baseball games in Ghost Baseball mode or purchasing their background for 50,000 coins at the Slugger Shop.
List of Stadiums
|Stadium Name||Corresponding Mini-Game|
|Mario Stadium||Bob-omb Derby|
|Luigi's Mansion||Ghost K|
|Peach's Castle Courtyard||Wall Ball|
|Daisy Cruiser||Blooper Baserun|
|Yoshi Park||Piranha Panic|
|DK Jungle||Barrel Basher|
|Wario Coliseum||Gem Catcher|
|Birdo Village||Balloon Bombers|
|Diddy Kong Temple||Fruit Rush|
|Waluigi Factory||Panel Randomizer|
|Bowser's Castle||Bowser Pinball|
|Bowser Jr. Museum||Graffiti Runner|
|Rosalina Crystal Dome||Crystal Chaos|
|Dry Bowser Ruins||Totem Terror|
NOTE: All of the error items return from Mario Super Sluggers.
- Green Shell
- POW Ball
- Banana Peel
- Lightning Bolt
- Because the Mario Baseball series belongs to Bandai Namco Games, this third installment features characters from the Pac-Man franchise.
- With Luigi's Mansion, Daisy Cruiser and Bowser Jr. Museum being shown as home stadiums for Luigi, Daisy and Bowser Jr., Birdo, Diddy Kong and Waluigi now have their own home stadiums in this game.
- Yoshi, Birdo and Pac-Man are the only three team captains to have alternate costumes/colors.
- This is the first installment to feature the shop where it can be found in the Main Menu so that the player can unlock hidden items without having to complete missions in several modes.