• Publisher: SEGA
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 288.8 MB
  • Version: 1.2
  • Price: $4.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (2)
App description: SEGA challenges you to take your best shot on the all new Virtua Tennis Challenge!

Virtua Tennis, the World's leading tennis game franchise, is available for the first time on smartphones with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob and hit your best top spin as you take on the world's best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player's style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of game play through different modes, shots and courts.

Features:

SWING THE GAME YOUR WAY
Unleash top spins, slice shots, lobs and drop shots through different touch gestures

FEEL THE HEAT
Adjust your shot in different stadiums and environments as you compete on clay, grass, hard or indoor courts.

DOUBLE UP THE FUN
Compete in Singles or Doubles challenges

MULTIPLE MODES
SPT World Tour: Pick a customizable character to compete through full seasons of competition around the globe. Earn money by progressing through matches to buy your way into new tournaments. Each real world day offers new challenges.

Exhibition Match: Dive into the game and select from any unlocked courts and characters in single or doubles mode.
Multiplayer: Challenge your friends online over Wifi or face to face over Bluetooth connectivity

Quick Match Mode: Itching for a one minute dose of Virtua Tennis? Play fast singles challenges to increase your ranking

Training Mode: Learn from the pros in this practice mode by running through drills

Legal line:
SEGA All rights reserved. SEGA is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. SEGA, the SEGA logo and Virtua Tennis are either registered trademarks or trademarks of SEGA Corporation.

TERMS OF USE
http://www.sega.com/legal/terms_mobile.php

killercow's comments:




SEGA challenges you to take your best shot on the all new Virtua Tennis Challenge!

Virtua Tennis, the World's leading tennis game franchise, is available for the first time on smartphones with the new Virtua Tennis Challenge. Slice, lob and hit your best top spin as you take on the world's best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player's style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of game play through different modes, shots and courts.

Features:

SWING THE GAME YOUR WAY
Unleash top spins, slice shots, lobs and drop shots through different touch gestures

FEEL THE HEAT
Adjust your shot in different stadiums and environments as you compete on clay, grass, hard or indoor courts.

DOUBLE UP THE FUN
Compete in Singles or Doubles challenges

MULTIPLE MODES
SPT World Tour: Pick a customizable character to compete through full seasons of competition around the globe. Earn money by progressing through matches to buy your way into new tournaments. Each real world day offers new challenges.
Exhibition Match: Dive into the game and select from any unlocked courts and characters in single or doubles mode.
Multiplayer: Challenge your friends online over Wifi or face to face over Bluetooth connectivity
Quick Match Mode: Itching for a one minute dose of Virtua Tennis? Play fast singles challenges to increase your ranking
Training Mode: Learn from the pros in this practice mode by running through drills



06-02-2012, 02:43 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
Ignore incredible-positive reviews like this! He doesn't know what he's talking about!
Funny 2 posts. Hilarious. I loved this game in the arcade years back, and really want a game like that on my new ipad. But since the reviews seem mixed on this one, I'll try to catch it on sale later.

Sports games so far havent seemed to port all too well to ios devices yet. It seems like FPS, driving, puzzle, and most action games seem to fair well. But sports and 2d platformers may not translate as well because of a lack of joypads with lots of buttons.

This looks like a great game though, I hope they come out with an update soon.

How does the game look on the new ipad?
06-02-2012, 04:31 PM
Despite the mixed reviews I downloaded it and am really enjoying it so far. I'm playing on an iPad 2 and haven't had disastrous frame-rate issues. Make sure you change the default button scheme and there's a lot of fun to be had

06-03-2012, 02:30 PM
I would just like to add my mini-review from my comment on the TA review (2.5 stars):
"This review is a little harsh although I agree with most of it. (although licensing is costly and I could do without it).
My rating (3.5/5) For an iOS tennis quick-fix game... The game is fine. Great graphics, controls (the gamepad), and animations are great for an iOS game making it te best tennis game in the app store. The inability to save or customize your character, minor bugs, framerate issues, and lack of some of he modes from the console hold this game down.

... If all bugs are fixed - 4 stars. TA gives 4 stars all the time ... I think 2.5 is a little harsh for what the reviewer calls the best tennis game in the AppStore."

Also the difficulty is not bad... once you get the hang of an easier control scheme (such as gamepad)... even on "super hard" the game gets very easy.
06-04-2012, 09:31 AM
I have been playing this game on the new ipad. It's mostly smooth 90% of the time with the ocasional framerate drop.
The only thing I don't like is the SPT main tour mode. I am not sure how it works. You can complete the 3 levels and you can't move on...if you try too it shows a date and they can't be selected. Meaning you have to replay the levels again until it lets you move on.
06-04-2012, 10:37 AM
We had to wait a decade to the owl's favorite tennis you can Property in the pocket
06-04-2012, 06:15 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Posts: 1,389
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilya View Post
We had to wait a decade to the owl's favorite tennis you can Property in the pocket
06-08-2012, 09:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 824
Does the most recent update solve the frame-rate issue?

...I doubt it. But I really wish it did.

Last edited by ikemike; 06-08-2012 at 09:55 PM.
06-09-2012, 02:21 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,367
Yes, I would also like to know if the update fixes any of the issues.
06-09-2012, 02:32 PM
I played some after updating but can't really say if anything is different. Maybe less slowdowns. Hard to tell.
06-10-2012, 11:38 AM
Joined: May 2010
Location: Deepest Circle, Hell
Posts: 6,563
Hate to say it, but this still runs like crap on iPhone 4. :/

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