This isn't the best tennis game on the market. It's not the best tennis game based on animated characters, but the game is good enough to enjoy with a group of friends or fam. It's got plenty of stuff to unlock so it'll keep u busy. Every game has flaws but the only major one about this one is random misses for no clear reason, but other than that, the game is fun, graphics are good and i'd say rent first and then decide if u wanna buy.
If you liked mario tennis on the N64 then this game will feel right at home.
The controls are basic utilizing just the "A" button for the forehand swing and "X" as the backhand swing (It doesnt actually make much difference which you use both still hit the ball) and the left analog stick or the D-Pad to move your character.
There is quite a wide variety of characters to choose from including: Sonic, Tails, Aiai, Dr. Robotnik, and Shadow just to name a few. There is also a wide variety of mini-games as well as singles,doubles,single match, and tournament tennis play. My favorite was the world from "House of the Dead" where you have to hit the oncoming zombie horde with tennis balls, the requirements to pass the mini-games are ALL very doable to advance but to get the AAA score it might take a few tries.
Its highly recommended for fans of tennis games and want a more laid back approach to virtua tennis or top spin and possibly a throwback to the old mario tennis or for those of you looking for some easy achievement points.
Graphics 7/10 - This is VERY leniant but the graphics DO get the job done and they are cute i suppose
Gameplay 8/10 - Its a tennis game. If you dont like tennis games then chances are you're probably NOT going to like this.
Sound 5/10 - Reused voice acting throughout matches and repetive songs playing in the background but seriously... its a tennis game what do you expect?
Well I will be quick and separate it between online play and single player mode.
Online is okay except the whole time I played I got destroyed by my opponents. there really isnt anything exciting in online play besides some single player one vs one tennis.
The story mode is a little better. there really isnt that much tennis to be played until you unlock the tournaments in each level. I spent most of the time doing stupid tasks like hitting balls through rings.
If you want to play real tennis dont buy this, but if you are bored and want to get some easy gamerscore points then I would rent this for the weekend.