Mario's sports catalog is extensive, with individual titles spanning most of the most notable sports in the world. One sports series that laid dormant for over a decade was the Mario Strikers franchise, specializing in gritty, soccer-themed gameplay. The franchise is finally back with a new Gear system to explore, and here's how Gear impacts players in Mario Strikers: Battle League.
What Gear Does
Gear in Mario Strikers augments how player characters perform on the field. Do you want a more offensive team player? Grab a gearset that prioritizes shooting over speed—looking for a strong tackler? Strength is your best bet. The Gear system allows players to cater their favorite characters to their playstyle, rather than being forced to pick a character that uses the stats they prefer. Check the infographic below for a sneak peek of the gear system.
How to get Gear
Players can purchase Gear for the Heads, Arms, Bodies, and Legs of each character using Coins, the in-game currency for Mario Strikers Battle League. Head to the Gear Settings menu to spend the money you've accumulated by playing the game. You can see the impact each piece of Gear has on Mario and his friends when hovering over an item. Mix and match these Gear pieces to create your optimal Striker.
To see the full reveal trailer for Mario Strikers: Battle League, visit the video below:
Mario Strikers: Battle League launches on the Nintendo Switch on June 10, 2022.
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