Nintendo Switch

Mario Tennis Aces Nerfs Bowser Jr. And Trick Shots




A bit of balancing has gone down in the world of Mario Tennis Aces. The game has been updated to version 1.1.2 and, in so doing, has taken care of two concerning issues. Bowser Jr. has been adjusted, to make him less devastating, and every character’s Trick Shot has been reworked.


Bowser Jr.’s Mario Tennis Aces adjustments are noted to be the first of a few alterations before the August tournament. His speed has been tweaked, so he might not be moving as fast as you remember when he is also charging a shot. He also has a different angle for returning shots. 


With Trick Shots, it is all about distance and energy. It now takes more energy to use a Trick Shot, and it takes longer to get enough to even perform one. Also, using a Trick Shot no longer makes characters move as far.


Here are the full Mario Tennis Aces 1.1.2 patch notes.

  • Game Balance Updates

    For All Characters:

    • We have adjusted the range within which a character is able to return a ball, as well as how much energy is used when doing a Trick Shot to hit a ball that goes behind them.
        *We made the distance you can move and the scope between left and right shorter. We also shortened the time it takes to successfully recover energy and increased how much energy is used when a Trick Shot is late.
    • We have made it so that, when returning a serve, a ball cannot inflict a Body Shot until it bounces once.

    For Bowser Jr.:

    • We have adjusted how fast Bowser Jr. can move when charging a shot and lowered the angle at which he hits the ball back.
        *We plan to adjust the balance of this character further in time for the August tournament
  • Other Changes

    • Revised errors with text display.
  • Notice about the Rating system in Online Tournament

    • A ranking display based on Rating will be added to the ranking board starting with the August 2018 tournament.

      Along with this change, the Rating will not be shown on the Total Points Ranking board. If you want to check your Ratings for July, please check the Tournament chart.

    • Your Rating will change on a monthly basis based on the results of the previous month’s play. (This will be reflected starting with the switch from July to August.)
        *Ratings of 2,000 or less -> Start at 2,000
        *Ratings from 2,000-2,500 -> Same rating will be maintained

        *Rating of 2,500 or more -> 1/10 of the value will be added to 2,500

        *Value will be reset to 2,000 if the player did not play the previous month or if any questionable data is present.

Mario Tennis Aces
is available for the Nintendo Switch.

Jenni Lada
Jenni is Editor-in-Chief at Siliconera and has been playing games since getting access to her parents' Intellivision as a toddler. She continues to play on every possible platform and loves all of the systems she owns. (These include a PS4, Switch, Xbox One, WonderSwan Color and even a Vectrex!) You may have also seen her work at GamerTell, Cheat Code Central, Michibiku and PlayStation LifeStyle.