Did you miss out on last generation's collection of sports games featuring the Mushroom Kingdom crew? For shame, I say. That means that you also missed out on some amusing animated shorts that introduce each title. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour, Mario Power Tennis, Mario Superstar Baseball, and Super Mario Strikers all feature these short films that serve to set the stage, introduce the major confrontations in each game, show some great character moments, and provide a few laughs. It's not too late to enjoy the shorts, however. Everything lives on when it comes to the Internet, and that means that people who have more free time than I do have put these animations on YouTube. Check 'em out below and brighten your day. After all, everyone loves to see Wario get a little comeuppance.
Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour
Mario Power Tennis
Mario Power Tennis: Outtakes reel
Mario Superstar Baseball
Super Mario Strikers