"Play against Pat Rafter or Anna Kournakova in one of the most realistic and exciting tennis games on the PlayStation 2"
Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament lets you play as one of the worlds top eight ranked players that include Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Australia's own Patrick Rafter, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Lindsay Davenport, Anna Kournakova, Monica Seles and Martina Hingis. You can play in the Australian Open, Tournoi De Paris, Wimbledon and the US Open. There are five different game modes available that include;
Arcade Mode - Compete in all four tournaments to become the top tennis champion (Singles/Doubles)
Pro Tournament Mode - Compete through the rankings to challenge the world's top players and exchange points for prizes
Exhibition Mode - (Quick Match) lets you play one match by your own rules
Time Attack Mode - Compete for the fastest time to win all four tournaments (Singles/Doubles)
Challenge Mode - A variety of different game types are available here that help you practice your tennis skills
Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament contains some of the most amazing graphics to hit the PlayStation 2. The game starts with a beautifully rendered CGI cinematic that showcases the game through some stunning visuals. Once you get into the menus, you are treated to a professionally done menu system that includes a wide variety of different options.
The graphics of Smash Court tennis are truly amazing as seen by the screenshots on the left. The characters are extremely well animated and have a high polygon count that really shows the detail and allows for great facial features. The characters almost look like the real players. The game runs at a steady 30 frames per seconds and is extremely smooth. The stadiums are well detailed and resemble their real world counterparts. The only problem is that the crowd looks a little too generic, hopefully one day games will be able to deliver a realistic looking crowd.
Before the tournament starts, you are treated to some more very nice looking CGI cutscenes that seems to have been directed by a music video director. Although these movies seem are little short, they do help add to the atmosphere of the game.