The second major free update to Mario Strikers: Battle League Football has launched today, bringing with it a host of improvements as well as a new stadium and two new characters in the form of Diddy Kong and Pauline.
As promised in the recent Nintendo Direct, both new characters as well as the Planetoid stadium and Barrel gear set have been added to the game, following the addition of Daisy and Shy Guy in the first update. The 1.2.0 patch also brings with it some gameplay fixes and improvements, which you can read about in the full patch notes below:
Mario Strikers: Battle League Football Ver. 1.2.0
Added “Pauline” as a playable character.
Added “Diddy Kong” as a playable character.
Added the “Planetoid” stadium.
Added the “Barrel” gear set.
Added “Striker Rankings” to the Main Menu. Compete by comparing your individual ability over a fixed period of time with “Skill Score”, which varies with your performance in online matches (excluding Battle Friends).
Added the following content to “Strikers Club”.
You can now customize supporters in the stadium. Access this by going to “Club Management” ? “Stadium” ? “Supporters”.
You can now use Coins to view fireworks and confetti when you score a goal or when you win a match. Access this by going to “Club Management” ? “Match Celebration”.
Adjusted the behaviour so that CPU teammates mark opponents more quickly.
Adjusted the order of characters when you switch characters.
Adjusted the charge time of Perfect Free Passes and Perfect Free Lob Passes.
Increased the amount of Coins and tokens you earn depending on the results of a match.
Changed the period of time for a rule in Strikers Club, which states that a Club will not be allowed to join a season if no member of a Club has been online within a certain amount of time, from 90 days to 30 days.
Changed the number of ? Blocks that are thrown to the losing team at kick-off from 2 to 1 when the difference in score is 2 points.
Adjusted the match-making system in online matches.
Made several other adjustments to game balance and fixed several other issues to improve the gameplay experience.
We gave Mario Strikers: Battle League Football a 7.5/10 in our review, saying “Mario Strikers: Battle League is a fun time that is easy enough for anybody to pickup and play but still with enough depth to mean it should keep players engaged for a long period of time.”