There are a variety of
"realistic" tennis games on the market at the moment, however none of
them come near to Everybody's Tennis that is oozing with playability and
a healthy dose of cuteness to match. Featuring those big headed anime
characters, Everybody's Tennis is one of those games that draws you in
from the start with exaggerated tennis gameplay that will cater to a
wide variety of gamers from novice to professionals and children to
tennis game that everyone can play
The first tennis game from the makers of the popular Everybody's
Comprehensive single player Challenge Mode and fantastic multiplayer
games ensure there's something for Everybody
The gameplay of
Everybody's Tennis was a breeze to master with the developers utilising
the PlayStation 2 dual-shock controller to match the perfect gameplay of the
title. Even though the game follows the original French game of tennis,
it's the little subtleties that make this game addictive from smashing
your serve to your opponents court or returning the smash with a
powerful lobby... it's simplicity at its best.
Everybody's Tennis also
contains a variety of different gameplay modes and characters that the
gamer can choose, ensuring a different experience for each game that
they play. Match that with some entertaining multiplayer options and
this game is definitely worth the price of entry.
main game mode is the challenge mode where you select a character and
work your way through various challengers until you beat enough to move
up a level. By beating people, extra content is unlocked and new, more
difficult challenges open. Challenges can be either singles or doubles
and vary in game length and surface.
Serving is quite easy
to master, with the player double tapping the control for power with the X button
used for a basic hit, triangle for lob and circle to slice. You cannot
just continually tap on the button to hit the ball, you will need to enter elements of
timing into play to ensure you win the point and hopefully the match.
Tennis may not be the greatest looking game on the PlayStation 2 but it
contains that Saturday morning cartoon feel to it with its anime looking
characters with large heads and eyes. Match that with some great
animation and a variety of special effects, the title is definitely an
impressive looking title... just don't compare it to the XBox 360 or
PlayStation 3 range of next generation graphics. As with the graphics,
Everybody's Tennis features a "cute" Japanese sounding "pop" soundtrack and
sound effects that go hand in hand with the gameplay.
In conclusion, if you
are looking for a "fun" tennis game without the realism of those other
games in the market then this game might be for you. Definitely a must
for younger gamers or for those older gamers that wish a break from the
usual plethora of first person shooters and racing titles.