• 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



05-25-2012, 04:59 AM
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Originally Posted by KiddToKmart View Post
Wish I could try this now but at work. Can you switch on Airplane mode, close all background apps and try it out? Let us know if it's any better...
Tried that out yesterday to no avail. :/ Heck, Game Center still connected in Airplane mode. >_> I don't know what's going on...

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05-25-2012, 10:07 PM
I don't know what everyone is complaining about. I couldn't resist and got it. Downloaded on iPad2 (I also have iPhone 4 but haven't bothered trying it there) and it works pretty well. Admittedly I can see some framerate issues in the menus but as far as gameplay goes, I haven't had any problems. Played the one point match challenge up to level 25, finished all 6 parts of training, and had an exhibition match so far, no hiccups. However, I wouldn't recommend it for i4 and iPad1, iPad2 seems to be the minimum requirement.

05-25-2012, 10:28 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilkarma View Post
I don't know what everyone is complaining about.
With all due respect, you could just read my reply above. Several of us are experiencing these issues, which make them stand out all the more.

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05-25-2012, 11:32 PM
The issues may not be apparent at first but try playing a long tournament and I guarantee you'll start experiencing them.

I don't like the AI in this game. It's like the opponent (on high difficulty) knows beforehand where you are going to hit. It's just stupid that the AI player will move to the side where you are going to hit, instead of waiting in the middle. You'll see this when the AI player is at the net. Maybe it's the same on consoles...I've only played Top Spin 4 before so can't compare to other Virtua Tennis titles.
05-25-2012, 11:34 PM
I'm in the world tour. Just finished 3 tournaments and played 5 more exhibition matches. No issues. HOWEVER, online multiplayer is absolutely unplayable. On serve it lags so bad half the time it disconnects my game.

To those who are experiencing the issues, what device are you guys playing on? I have no doubt any phone will lag, but iPad2 for me seems to work fine (at least so far).
05-27-2012, 01:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: South Florida
Posts: 1,367
i want to buy this game so much.. but with the price point and negative reviews, i just cant

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05-27-2012, 03:37 PM
Joined: May 2012
Location: Vallejo (bay area), California
Posts: 102
Ignore the negative reviews. This game is awesome. Best tennis game ever! Smooth like butter gameplay and HD graphics. Must-buy!
05-27-2012, 03:49 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 3,775
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Originally Posted by regkilla View Post
Ignore the negative reviews. This game is awesome. Best tennis game ever! Smooth like butter gameplay and HD graphics. Must-buy!
Ignore incredible-positive reviews like this! He doesn't know what he's talking about!
05-27-2012, 04:24 PM
Ok honestly. I still haven't had any hiccups yet. I've moved up to rank 9 in the world in world tour. Won 6 tournaments thus far which is like...22 matches I think? It really doesn't lag like people are saying. Multiplayer is indeed unplayable for now, and the menu selection looks like it lags in the animation (not that it affects gameplay whatsoever). However, I play 3 game 3 set matches. I imagine if people are playing 7 game 5 set matches it might have issues as the match goes on. But really, are you going to play 45 minute long matches? If you're not, and you're running iPad2/3, then buy it.
05-27-2012, 04:50 PM
Steering sucks... It doesnt see the difference between moving and swiping to choose the direction of our shot.

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