Mario Tennis Aces: How To Unlock All Characters

Mario Tennis Aces is – in my humble opinion – the best entry in the famed arcade series. It offers plenty for both casual and avid gamer’s. Whether you are playing the normal game mode with the special shots and special abilities or opting for the simple rules, Mario Tennis Aces delivers the fun emphatically. Invite a friend or two for a game of tennis, and I will guarantee you will have smashing time.

Unlike previous entries, additional characters are unlocked differently in Aces. In order to clarify how each character is unlocked, I thought it would be a good idea to create a quick and simple guide. So without further ado, here is a quick guide on how to unlock all characters in Mario Tennis Aces.

Koopa Troopa

The first unlockable character is Koopa Troopa. Our favorite green shell turtle can be unlocked by participating in the online tournament from July 1st to July 31st. If you happen to miss out, don’t worry Koopa Troopa will be made freely available from August onwards.


The adorable squid can be unlocked by participating in the online tournament from August 1st to August 31st. Again, if you happen to miss out during these times, Blooper will be readily available from September 1st onwards.

Nintendo has confirmed that an additional 3 characters will be made available eventually. These 3 character are Diddy, Birdo and Paratrooper. However, the exact conditions and when these characters will be made available have yet to be disclosed. Don’t fret, I’ll update the article when more details are revealed.

Diddy Kong

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Dry Browser

Dry Browser is rumored to be a playable character with evidence found from data mining the game. More details to follow.