Which of you can remember the last few months of the Nintendo GameCube era? By the end of 2005, the Wii had already been announced, and Nintendo wanted to say goodbye to the former console with a large first-party Mario game. When almost all of Germany looked forward to the home football World Cup in 2006, the release came off Mario Smash football here at just the right time.
But how would buyers know at the time if this new spin-off was good? Of course through Philipp Lahm, the young superstar in the football country of Germany, who personally recommended Mario Smash Football! The game was here in the country with the following Philipp Lahm’s stamp of approval sold and unlike FIFA and other games came one Fun guarantee Therefore:
In an interview with Stern magazine, longtime video player Philipp Lahm even called Mario Smash Football for his favorite game:
Quote from Philip Lahm
I count myself among the Game Boy generation who grew up playing video games. I like sports and racing games the best. My favorite is still Mario Smash Football for GameCube because it combines the two in a pretty fun way.
I also played Mario Smash Football with teammates. They also thought it was quite fun, because there are wonderfully ugly tricks in it, which of course you can not afford in real life as a football player.
Also the sequel Mario Strikers Charged Football on the Wii received Philipp Lahm’s blessing, with which Nintendo entered into an advertising partnership. He obviously enjoyed the game, although it was particularly annoying to lose to girls:
After a 15-year hiatus, a third offshoot with the title was finally released this year Mario Strikers: Battle League Football announced for Nintendo Switch. Nintendo recently asked if you are ready for release on June 10, 2022. However, not everyone will be convinced about the purchase, due to one thing seems to many fans to create concern…
… the release is imminent and there is still no recommendation from Philipp Lahm for the game. Where is Philipp Lahm’s approval mark? Is a purchase without a fun guarantee worth it at all? See some more tweets from concerned fans here:
We might be curious to see if Mario Strikers: Battle League Football will be a success even without Philipp Lahm’s approval mark, or if fans’ concerns are justified.
Are you also worried that Mario Strikers: Battle League Football does not have a fun guarantee from Philipp Lahm, or do you still want to buy the game?