Clearer than the tutorial
Mario Strikers Battle League is a good game, but it’s not perfect. The tutorial is great for learning how to play the game, but even then it gets a bit confusing on how shooting goals works. I press up and the ball goes left, I press left and the ball goes up, what gives!
Reddit user sophisticated-stoner probably thought the same, which is why they put together a really useful visual aid to help you guide yourself in how to shoot for the goal. Check it out below:
As you see here, from your point of view, if you move the stick to the left, you’ll be aiming for the top middle part of the goal; if you move it up, you’ll be aiming for the left side of the goal and so on.
Hopefully this will make it easier to know what you are doing when trying to score a goal.
Thanks again to sophisticated-stoner on Reddit for their efforts!