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All 10 Hyper Strikes in Mario Strikers: Battle League, ranked

Ranking every playable character by their special kicks.

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One of the best things about Mario Strikers: Battle League is using a character’s Hyper Strike move, which is essentially a devastating finisher. But whose is the best?

These are all Mario Strikers: Battle League characters ranked by their Hyper Strikes

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10. Mario

It’s painful to put Mario so low on this list, but his Hyper Strike is far too basic. A simple back kick makes this one forgettable.

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9. Luigi

Luigi’s is almost as bland as Mario’s but he does follow up with a tremendous tornado that makes it a little cooler.

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8. Peach

While the moves that make up Peach’s Hyper Strike aren’t the most dazzling, the beautiful colors that appear throughout certainly are.

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7. Donkey Kong

Now we’re talking. Donkey Kong’s Hyper Strike sends him flying into the air before smacking the ball down, leaving a faint view of a banana along the way.

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6. Bowser

Bowser’s Hyper Strike is simple, yet effective. He breathes fire on the ball before hurling it at the goal, which is just flat-out cool.

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5. Toad

Somehow, Toad’s Hyper Strike is even better than Bowser’s, as he’s thrown up into the air by his comrades before headbutting the ball towards the goal.

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4. Wario

For Wario’s hyper Strike, he flies up into the air and smashes down on the ball with his butt, sending it directly to the goal. It’s...just as wacky and weird as you’d expect.

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3. Rosalina

For Rosalina’s Hyper Strike, she lobs the ball to space, wrapping around a soccer ball planet, before coming back down to Earth so she can finish the maneuver with a final kick. It’s glorious.

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2. Yoshi

Yoshi is just so cool. For his Hyper Strike, he sucks the ball in, turns it into an egg, kicks it into the air, and then gives it a good smack with his butt, flinging it towards the goal.

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1. Waluigi

Unsurprisingly, Waluigi’s Hyper Strike is the best. He starts it off with some charismatic trickery while he has a rose in his mouth, before nearly bending the ball in half with his powerful kick. What a charming lad.