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18th May 2012 - In an exciting Nintendo 3DS exclusive, a massive Yoshi hunt will soon become available for the upcoming Mario Tennis Open launch on 25th May. The hunt, entitled The Yoshi Chase, will involve tracking down a series of different-coloured Yoshis, playable in Mario Tennis Open, through corresponding QR codes released over the coming weeks through various channels. The Black Yoshi and White Yoshi will be the first to be released but there are many more in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled.
Each Yoshi QR code will be released in a variety of different ways and at different times, so you will have to stay alert to find them – the Black Yoshi will be distributed first through special sampling events at 30 Asda stores around the UK. Look out for Black Yoshi on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th May - see the list below to find your closest store!
Mario Tennis Open is packed full of Mario-themed arcade tennis action. Choose from singles or doubles matches, single player and multiplayer modes and a variety of special games such as Super Mario Tennis, Ring Shot and Galaxy Rally. With easy-to-pick-up-and-play gameplay and a range of modes to suit your mood, you will be serving up a storm before you know it.
As well as the ability to customise your Mii character with new rackets, clothing and trainers, there is also a choice of 11 different court surfaces which affect the angle, speed and bounce of the ball, with each one set in a familiar location from the Mario series. In addition, you can easily select from a range of classic tennis shots such as Topspin, Slice or Drop Shot to take down your opponent via the Touch Screen on your Nintendo 3DS.
Mario Tennis Open also makes full use of the online capabilities of Nintendo 3DS by allowing you to play against random opponents and friends on Nintendo Network as well as playing over local wireless connections. Depending on your performance in Open Matches played over Nintendo Network, you could get added to the leaderboard and see yourself rise to the top. Online matches will see you paired against opponents with similar strengths and weaknesses to you; defeat them to rise up the rankings!
Participating Asda stores - May 25th and 26th:
|Minworth Supercentre||Walmley Ash Road Minworth - Sutton Coldfield, B76 1XL||0121 3137100|
|Tamworth Supercentre||Ventura Road Retail Park - Bitterscote Tamworth - Staffs, B78 3HB||01827 302180|
|Patchway Supercentre||Highwood Lane Patchway - Bristol, BS34 5TL||0117 317 2400|
|Cardiff Supercentre||Longwood Drive - Coryton Cardiff, CF14 7EW||02920 613213 or 544500|
|Queensferry Supercentre||Aston Road Clwyd, CH5 1TP||01244 834600|
|Ellesmere Port Supercentre||Grange Road - Ellesmere Port Merseyside, CH65 0BZ||0151 348 6100|
|Coventry Supercentre||Brade Drive - Walsgrave Coventry, CV2 2PN||02476 625800|
|Derby Supercentre||Derby Road Spondon, DE21 7LW||01332 661751|
|Hessle||Hessle Road, Hull, HU3 4PE||01482 596600|
|Great Bridge Supercentre||Brickhouse Lane South Great Bridge - West Midlands, DY4 7HW||0121 521 5330|
|Govan||500 Helen Street, Glasgow, G51 3HR||0141 445 4257|
|Livingston Supercentre (SOL)||Almondvale Road South, Livingston, EH54 6NB||01506 835980|
|Huyton Supercentre||Huyton Lane Huyton - Liverpool, L36 7TX||0151 449 4600|
|Crown Point Living||Crown Point Retail Park, Leeds, LS10 1ET||0113 386 8100|
|Eastlands Supercentre||ASDA Sport City - Ashton New Road Manchester, M11 4BD||0161 230 3500|
|Trafford Park Supercentre||Barton Dock Road - Trafford Park Manchester, M41 7ZA||0161 748 5841|
|Gravesend||Thames Way, Gravesend, DA11 0DQ||01474 560333|
|Milton Keynes Supercentre||Bletcham Way Milton Keynes, MK1 1QB||01908 362500|
|Gateshead||Metro Retail Park - Gibside Way - Metro Centre Gateshead, NE11 9YA||1914602981|
|West Bridgford||Loughborough Road Nottingham, NG2 7JA||0115 9694200|
|Havant Supercentre (SOL)||Larchwood Avenue, Bedhampton Havant - Hampshire, PO9 3QW||02392 445800|
|Dagenham||Merrielands Crecsent, Dagenham, RM9 6SJ||0208 984 7633|
|Cortonwood Living||Cortonwood Retail Park, Cortonwood Drive, S73 0TB||01226 344040|
|Haydon Supercentre (SOL)||Orbital Shopping Park, Thamesdown Drive Swindon, SN25 4BG||01793 707770|
|Eastleigh Supercentre||Bournemouth Road, Chandlers Ford Eastleigh, SO5 3YJ||02380 268341|
|Eastgate Supercentre||Eastgate Shopping Centre Basildon - Essex, SS14 1AE||01268 884000|
|Lower Earley||Chalfont Way, Reading, RG6 5TT||01823 252701|
|Watford Supercentre||Odhams Industrial Estate Watford, WD24 7RT||01923 250380|
|Wigan Supercentre||Soho Street - Robin Park Wigan, WN5 0XA||01942 243522|
|Leicester Fosse Park||Narborough Road South Braunstone Leicester, LE3 2LL||01162 815000|