Walkthrough by misbeliever01
Mario Hoops 3 on 3 on SuperCheats.com

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	|  1. Introduction..................................[01.00]  |
	|  2. Verisons......................................[02.00]  |
	|  3. Game modes....................................[03.00]  |
	|      - Challenges: Practice.......................[03.01]  |
	|      - Challenges: Dribble Race...................[03.02]  |
	|      - Tourny.....................................[03.03]  |
	|      - Other Information..........................[03.04]  |
	|  4. Characters....................................[04.00]  |
	|  5. Unlockables...................................[05.00]  |
	|  6. F.A.Q.........................................[06.00]  |
	|  7. Credits.......................................[07.00]  |
	|  8. Contact Info..................................[08.00]  |
	|  9. Copyright.....................................[09.00]  |
	|  10. Closing......................................[10.00]  |
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Wecome to my FAQ, This is my third FAQ. You probably have seen my Animal
 Crossing: Wild world FAQ and you probably haven't seen my Game & Watch
 Gallery 2 FAQ but that doesn't matter. All that matters is that your here.

In the beginning, it was meant to be an original intellectual property, but
 Square Enix felt that it would work well if it were a part of the Mario
 franchise, and contacted Nintendo asking permission to use the franchise,
 who then allowed them to use the Mario label. [citation needed] This game
 also is the first in which Mario and Final Fantasy characters appear
 together as playable characters, and the second Mario game developed by
 Square, the first one being Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars.

If you find the game confusing at first, I suggest you finish all of the
 practice games. After that, the game should be a lot easier for you.

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                    | Verison History..............[02,00] |
                    | Challenges: Practice.........[03,01] |
                    | Contact Info.................[08,00] |
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1.2 Took out extra clutter from the guide.

1.1 Added much more information,

1.0 Just started, prepared the guide even before the game came out just so I	
 can get ahead of everyone else. Made the ASCII drawings and the table of
 contents. Not much is done, just wanted to get some of the guide out there
 so people can start sending me some information.

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                    | Challenges: Practice.........[03,01] |
		    | Challenges: Dribble Race.....[03,02] |
		    | Tourny.......................[03,03] |
		    | Other Information............[03,04] |
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Offense
 01 Dribble		Tap the touch screen wherever you like. Dribble over
			 the "?" panel to quickly collect coins!
 02 Gaurd the ball	Press and hold the touch screen to pick up the ball
			 and charge it! The longer you charge it, the easier
			 it will be to make the shot!
 03 Shoot the ball	If an oppenent's steal atempt touches the ball, you
			 lose it! Control where you dribble to protect the
			 ball!
 04 Do a charge shot	Press and hold the touch screen to pick up the ball
			 and charge it! The longer you charge it, the easier
			 it will be to make the shot!
 05 Pass		Stroke sideways to pass the ball to the teammate in
			 the direct you stroked.
 06 Run and dribble	Use the control pad to move! Quikly dribble in the
			 direction you run to pick up speed! Chase the "?"
			 panel with quick dribbles to collect coins!
 07 Quick-dash		Use quick dash to make a sudden turn! To make a sudden
			 turn, to  make a quick dash, dribble the ball in the
			 directon you want to move.
 08 Dunk the ball	Shoot the ball while running towards the basket to
			 dunk. The green zone is the area from where you can
			 make dunks.

Offense 2
 09 Do a fake		Slide while getting ready to shoot a charge shot to
			 do fakes at will. Use fakes to charge down the court
			 while fending off steals, then make a charge shot!
 10 Rebound-dunk	Catch the ball as it bounces off the basket rim to
			 dunk it! Stroke up while runnning toward the basket
			 to make a rebound dunk. 
 11 Charge dunk		Stoke up repeatedly while running toward the hoop
			 to perform a charge dunk. Rub the touch screen
			 while in midair to get more coins. Stroke down to
			 do a quick dunk.
 12 Do a trick		Stroke in the direction of your choice after you
			 stroke down to perform a trick move. Use a trick
			 move to fend off the defense!
 13 Direct-pass		Pass the ball while holding down "L" to pass it in
			 the direction you stroke. Use a direct pass to
			 pass the ball up and down.

Defense
 01 Steak the ball	You play defense whenever you lose the ball. Protect
			 the basket and get the ball back! Stroke down to
			 steal the ball.
 02 Jump		Stroke up yo jump! Jump up and block shots!
 03 Jump-steal		Use a jump steal to fend off dunks and rebound
			 balls! Stroke up repeatedly to perform a jump
			 steal. Protect the basket!
 04 Items		Stroke the stylus towards the direction of your
			 choice and throw the item you picked up! Get an
			 item from the "?" panel! Stroke towards the
			 opponent and hit him with the shell!
 05 Swap Characters	Briefly press "L" to switch to a teammate close to
			 the ball. Stroke sideways while holding down "L"
			 to switch to a teammate in the stroke's direction.

Defense 2
 06 Block'em		Move while holding the stylus down to block! Move
			 the control pad while blocking! Deny opponent's
			 dribbles and shots with blocks!
 07 Charge-steal	If you keep blocking, the block color turns red
			 and you can do a charge steal. While the block
			 color turns red, stroke down to do a charge steal!
 08 Drop-steal		Stroke down while jumping to make your doe drop
			 the ball!
 09 Sidestep		Stroke sideways to side step. Use side steps to
			 sneak around to the opponent's side and steal
			 the ball!
 10 Rebound		Jump and catch the ball as it bounces around the
			 basket! Match the timing of your jump to the
			 bouncing ball.

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To run faster, dribble the ball in the direction you travel

    * Princess Peach's Playhouse
    * Sunshine Road
    * Rainbow Road Castle

More coming soon

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Rules of the game:
 - Each game is five minutes long, 2:30 minutes per half
 - You can only score 140 points per basket, the 
 - Shots and Slam Dunks are 20 points plus the number of coins the player
    currently has
 - Super Shots (Specials) are 40 points each plus the number of coins
 - Ranged shots (three-point shots in usual basketball) are worth 30 shots
    each plus the number of coins
 - The player can win a tournament by winning the three games on its ladder.
    The player would obtain either a gold cup, a silver cup or a bronze cup.
    A gold cup is available only if the player has 200 points more than the
    opponents in all games of the tournament.

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Items									
 Single Coin 		Score goes up by a point when a shot is made	
 10 Coins 		Score goes up by 10 points when a shot is made
 Mushroom 		Boosts your speed for a while			
 Poison Mushroom 	Slows you down for a while			
 Star 			Makes you in invincible for a while and boosts	
 			 speed						
 Lightning 		Causes everyone else to fall			
 Fake "?" Panel 	Flies in the direction you stroke to trip	
 			 anyone who steps on it				
 Banana 		Flies in the direction you stroke to trip
 			 anyone who steps on it				
 Bomb 			Flies in the direction you stroke and trips	
 			 everyone around it when it blows up		
 Green Shell 		Flies straight in the direction you stroke,	
 			 tripping anyone who touches it			
 Red shell 		Automatically goes after the ball when you	
 			 stroke to throw it				
 Spiny Shell 		A more powerful version of the Red Shell. It	
 			 even chases the ball in the air		
 Slot Coin (Jr. Street) If you make a shot after getting a slot coin,	
   			 the slot will start spinning. You get bonus	
 			 points or lose points depending on how the	
 			 pictures line up				
 Mimic (Bloocheep Sea)	Stroke to activate it. It goes after the ball or
   	 		 might even cough up coins			
 Freezy (Sherbert Land)	Throw in the direction of an opposing player and
			 freeze him or her for a while

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Here are all the characters avaliable, if you would like to see a picture of
 them, you can visit the underneath URL.

http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/xfollowtehreaperx/FAQs/Characters.png

Player name    Player type     Special move	     S Baller Name
 Mario 		All-around 	Fire Shot 	      M	The Jumpman
 Luigi 		All-around 	Green Fire Shot       L	Mushroom Dynamite
 Peach 		Technical 	Heart Shot 	      T	3-Point Royalty
 Daisy 		Technical 	Flower Shot 	      T	Cash Money Coin
							 Collector
 Yoshi 		All-around 	Flutter Dunk 	      M	Piranha Playa Hater
 Wario 		Powerful 	Move-It Dunk 	      W	Sir Stomp
 Waluigi 	Technical 	Twist Dunk 	      W	The Question
 Donkey Kong 	Powerful 	Konga Dunk 	      M	Dunky Monkey
 Diddy Kong 	Speedy 		Jet Shot 	      M	Diddy? No he didn't!
 Bowser Jr. 	Speedy 		Grafiti Shot 	      B	Masked Man
 Bowser 	Powerful 	Bomber Dunk 	      B	The Big Shell
 Birdo 		All-around 	Broken Egg Shot 	Diamond Dino
 Dixie Kong	Speedy
 Paratroopa 	Tricky
 Fly Guy	Tricky
 Boo		Tricky
 Ninja 		All-around 	Leaf Veil 		Mr. Invincible
 White Mage 	Technical 	Holy Shot 		The Light
 Black Mage 	Tricky 		Meteor Shot 		Abracadabra Kid
 Moogle 	Tricky 		Moogle Dance 		Game & Watch Me
 Cactuar 	Speedy 		1000 Needles Shot 	Stick & Sting

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  Unlockable basket balls						 
   All Silver Ball	Complete Dribbling Challenges			 
   Blue and Silver Ball	Complete Training Mode				 
   Cheep-Cheep Ball	Get Gold in Hard Mushroom Cup			 
   Dice Ball		Get Gold in Hard Flower Cup			 
   Gold Ball		Collect 5000 points in profile			 
   Goomba Ball		Get Gold in Hard Star Cup			 
   Soccer Ball		Get Silver In Hard Mushroom Cup			 
   Star Ball		Get Gold in Star Cup				 
   Watermelon		Get Gold in Flower Cup				 
   Yoshi Egg		Get Gold in Mushroom cup			 
  									 
  Unlock extra costumes*						 
   Daisy		Flower Cup (silver prize)			 
   Yoshi		Finish Hard Flower Cup (silver prize)		 
   Flyguy		Hard Star Cup (silver prize)			 
   Peach		Mushroom Cup (silver prize)			 
   Black Mage		Hard Rainbow Cup (bronze prize)			 
   Ninja		Hard Rainbow Cup (silver prize)			 
   White Mage		Hard Rainbow Cup (gold prize)			 
  									 
  									 
  Unlockable Characters							 
   Birdo		Hard Mushroom Cup (bronze prize)		 
   Black Mage		Rainbow Cup (Gold prize)			 
   Boo			Hard Flower Cup (bronze prize)			 
   Bowser		Complete the Star Cup.				 
   Dixie Kong		Flower Cup (bronze prize)			 
   Flyguy		Hard Star Cup (bronze prize)			 
   Moogle		Star Cup (Silver prize)				 
   Ninja		Beat Rainbow Cup				 
   Paratroopa		Mushroom Cup (bronze prize)			 
   White Mage		Rainbow Cup (Silver prize)			 
   Cactuar		To unlock cactuar you have to do more than 800	 
   			 points in the Star Cup on normal, and then you	 
   			 will unlock a Desert Stage, then go to		 
   			 exhibition mode, and go to the new stage, there 
   			 sometimes, a cactus will be in the sand , you	 
   			 have to be above him, and he will jump out the  
   			 sand and run away, after that you have to win,	 
   			 and you will unlock him			 
   									 
  Unlockable stages							 
   Mario Arena		Always						 
   Koopa Beach		Beat the second challenge of Mushroom Cup	 
   Princess Peach's  	Beat the third challange of Mushroom Cup	
    Castle
   DK Cruiser 		Beat the first challenge of Flower Cup		 
   Luigi Mansion 	Beat the second challenge of Flower Cup		 
   Daisy Garden 	Beat the third challenge of Flower Cup		 
   Wario Factory 	Beat the first challenge of Star Cup		 
   Jr. Street 		Beat the second challenge of Star Cup		 
   Bowser Castle 	Beat the third challenge of Star Cup		 
   Sherbet Land 	Beat the first challenge of Rainbow Cup		 
   Bloocheep Sea 	Beat the second challenge of Rainbow Cup	 
   Pirate Ship 		Beat the third challenge of Rainbow Cup		 
   Rainbow Ship 	Beat the extra challenge of Rainbow Cup 	 
   Sunset Beach 	Play an exhibition match on Cheep Cheep Beach	 
  			 between the hours of 4 and 6 P.M.		 
   Gira Gira Desert 	Collect over 800 points in the Star Cup		 
   Malboro Garden	Dunk 3 times in Daisy Garden then run over the   
   			 panel that appears to get a blue seed		 
   									 
  Unlockable cups	 						 
   Flower Cup		Complete the Mushroom Cup			 
   Rainbow Cup		Complete the Star Cup				 
   Star Cup		Complete the Flower Cup				 
  									 
  Other Unlockables							 
   Hard Mode		Complete the Rainbow Cup in the Normal		 
  			 Tournament					 
   Saikyou (Strongest)	Complete the Rainbow Cup in Hard Tournament to	 
    Difficulty		 unlock Saikyou Difficulty under exhibition	 
  			 mode. It's the number "6", under the COM level. 
   Third Dribble Race	Beat the two existing records in dribble race:	 
  			 Peach Castle (45sec) & Sunshine Road (55sec),	 
  			 to unlock the 3rd dribble race: Rainbow Road	 
  			 (1min)						 


*To use these, hold a direction of the control pad while you drag the player
 into the basketball ring.

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Q. Is this game Wi-fi?
A. No. But you can link it up to another Nintendo DS to play a friend.

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without telling you (mostly from just websites), or you asked me to, again
check "contact info" section.

Credit
 1. Text-Image.com		The program that helped me make the graphic at
				 the very top of this FAQ.
 2. http://www.network-		The ASCII Letters (Only the Letters).
      science.de/ascii/
 3. Gamefaqs.com		Unlockables section.
 4. Wikipedia			Some of the Introduction

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