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Mario Strikers Battle League - List of all controls

Here are all the standard controls in Mario Strikers: Battle League for the Nintendo Switch, with and without the ball.
Mario Strikers Battle League - List of all controls

Mario Strikers: Battle League is a newly released 5-on-5 sports game from Nintendo. This latest title is a reboot of the 2005 Gamecube original, brought to life on the Nintendo Switch, and is the third of its kind within the new Mario Strikers video game series.

This guide will detail all the standard controls for Mario Strikers: Battle League; whether you're playing with the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Cons, it's all the same.

All Controls in Mario Strikers: Battle League

We've listed all the standard controls for Mario Strikers: Battle League below. Notably, the game will allow you to play with different Controller Types, including the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or Joy-Cons (in either Handheld or Dual-Controller Grip modes).

Also, if you don't fancy the default standard control settings, you can customize it anytime. To do this, navigate to the Gear Settings > Options from the Main Menu screen and select "Controls."

With the ball

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Here are the controls for Mario Strikers: Battle League when the ball is in your possession. (Picture: Nintendo)
  • Free Lob Pass -  ZL + Y
  • Free Pass - ZL + B
  • Move - L
  • Dodge - R or Shake Controller
  • Dash - ZR
  • Pause Menu - +
  • Use Item - X
  • Lob Pass - Y
  • Shoot - A
  • Pass - B

Without the ball

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Here are the controls for Mario Strikers: Battle League when the ball is not in your possession. (Picture: Nintendo)
  • Switch Character -  ZL or L
  • Move - L
  • Dodge - R or Shake Controller
  • Dash - ZR or R
  • Pause Menu - +
  • Use Item - X
  • Tackle - Y
  • Shoot - A
  • Pass - B

It's also helpful to know that Mario Strikers: Battle League can also be played in Solo Horizontal Grip mode using a single Joy-Con. This means that two friends can play together by sharing a single controller.

Solo Horizontal Grip

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These are the controls for Solo Horizontal Grip mode. (Picture: Nintendo via Polygon)
  • Move -  R / L (depending on Joy-Con)
  • Dodge - Shake Controller
  • Shoot - Right D-pad
  • Pass - Down D-pad
  • Use Item- Up D-pad
  • Lob Pass / Tackle - Left D-pad
  • Pause Menu - -
  • Switch Character - SL
  • Dash - SR
  • Free Lob Pass - SL + Left D-pad
  • Free Pass - SL + Down D-pad

And that's all you need to know about the Control settings in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

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Featured image courtesy of Nintendo.