Yoshi Chase ramps up Mario Tennis Open launch


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!

For more information, please refer to Nintendo’s UK Twitter feed @NintendoUK and the official Mario Tennis Open website.

Participating Asda stores - May 25th and 26th:

Location Address Telephone No
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