Summary: I should probably have realized that since I got this game for free when I bought my DS lite, it probably wasn't a great game. This game is somewhat entertaining for a short time, but is also extremely frustrating. Basically, you try to play tennis against various stars in the field; you mostly use the A & B keys and the left and right buttons (which means that your hand inevitably starts to cramp up from trying to hold those down together) to hit the ball.
Summary: I don't agree with the other reviewers here, at all. I think this is a GREAT game... First, of course serves can be hard to return. I think that part is very realistic - imagine trying to return a Roddick or Federer serve in real life... talk about impossible. Part of the game is having to anticipate where the person will serve the ball. It could come down the middle, on the outside, or right at you... and even more, it can come very quickly, just like in real life.
Summary: This game takes the game of tennis right to the palm of your hand. I've played "Virtual Tennis" for the GBA and this game is more realistic. The Good Points: 1) Play against "real" tennis pros 2) Variety of shots easy to hit, one button for each shot. You can hit with FLAT, TOP SPIN, SLICE, LOB AND DROP SHOTS. 3) Graphics the best I've seen for a hand held game system. 4) "Create player" allows you to create a player in your own image.
Summary: When a company delays the release of a game "for further development," it's never a good sign. When said game is then released with absolutely no fanfare (and no reviews on any game review sites), that's the kiss of death. It's basically the same thing as a film which wasn't screened for critics. The game screams "buy me before someone tells you that I'm bad." I succumbed to the urge to buy, and now I have a [...]chunk of non-fun sitting in my Nintendo DS case.
Conclusion: When i got this game i thought would be really fun and it was. it has great gamplay and pretty good graphics. if you love tennis and you have a DS it would be a good choice to buy it. i cant wait for top spin 3 to come out.
Excerpt: "...Virtua Tennis on the PSP, Top Spin 2 lacks any facial emotion and it leaves you looking at a very bland player. Menu's are somewhat satisfying with animation scrolling in the background but all the blue scenery will often irritate you. When selecting characters a picture of the player will come up. These in game pictures resemble real life characters actually with Roger Federer's 'scrunched up' face and Ai Sugiyama's japanese persona. The animation ...