Summary: Just dug this out as I was off work sick- forgot just how good a game it is! Gameplay, for those of you who played Anna Kournikovas Smash Court Tennis on ps1 of a similar level to that game- the difficulty is well set, you need to play every point like you need it yet keep calm. The opponents level of difficulty raises roughly on par with your skills improving: if you are too good early on dont worry, tougher tests await! Graphically its a good looking ps2 game.
Summary: This is a companion title to the Everybody's Golf series. A cute family orientated tennis game. Simple and great fun. The graphics are good and very colourful, the music compliments the game perfectly. Controls are simple and involve pressing a couple of buttons. There is not much to the game itself. A training mode, a single player series and a versus mode. The single player is based on classes; beginner, amateur etc and your character levels up as you play.
Excerpt: After nearly a decade of success with their Everybody’s Golf franchise (particularly popular in Japan), Sony decided to expand their sports range by giving developers Clap Hanz the reigns on a tennis game tailored in a similar spirit. The same principles have been applied; bright presentation, the prospect of a strong multiplayer and easy to learn controls that cater for less experienced gamers.
Pros: Bright presentation, fine controls, lots of courts
Cons: No challenge and therefore very short, poor sound and characters
Excerpt: Everybody's Tennis was released in May 13,2007. I was so fascinated about this game, and I am suprised the Clap Hanz would develop this type of gaming! This game features challenge mode, multiplayer and training. You can play four players using the multitap. There are 16 characters that you can play in the game and featuring 2 of them are in the previous Everybody's Golf series. This game is not like virtua tennis or other tennis game but it really has a good gameplay.
Summary: This is a 'fun' game - it doesn't pretend to be a totally accurate tennis simulation, and it definitely doesn't have any of the top names in tennis included within it! So what does it have? Well, the graphics are quite cartoony. Basic but functional. The courts themselves appear from various locations - not all of them suitable for tennis! Some of them include Wimbledon, dirt courts, clay courts, public courts and bizarrely, a school hall and the wild west!
Dan Thompson, Author "Avid Book Blogger and U..., Amazon
4 October 2007
Summary: Overall, Everybody's Tennis is quite an entertaining game offering a few hours of play and mix that with multiplayer options the game isn't that bad. With a unique style compared to most tennis games today Everybody's Tennis can be played by absolutely anybody meaning it can appeal to loads of different gamers out there. However with its lack of differing modes and short playing time, it really isn't worth a competitive edge compared to greater games.
Excerpt: The Everybody's Golf series has won many fans over the 10 years of its releases and unsurprisingly so with its addictive cartoon style of Gameplay mixing simplicity with replayability. Yet I'm surprised that a spin off has never emerged until now. In the slow demise of the Playstation 2, does Everybody's Tennis have something special to capture people's attention with? Will it execute the same addictive mixes that its sister series holds so close to perfection?
Excerpt: Everybody's Tennis.... It's Game On.... After the mild disappointment that was virtua tennis 3 they needed a tennis ball right between the eyes to snap us out of our lethargy. Still, when everybody's tennis turned up no one really gave it a second serve .... until orgasmic monica seles-esque screams emanating from the gaming cage convinced us otherwise.
Summary: Whether you like this game or not is likely to depend where you sit on "All sports games should first look realistic". If you believe all the characters should look like real sportspeople, then this game is not for you. If you are far more interested in engaging and fun gameplay, then give this a look. The characters are cutesy, but the gameplay is intuitive enough to be picked up quickly, and then flexible enough to create an addictive gameplay. It is just plain fun.
Summary: ive only just got the demo for this game but already im hooked. cuties this game may be but you really cant beat it for overall fun. im a fan of realistic sims but this is as good as or betteras the vertua tennis series if not better. it may not be as demanding or complex but ive seen an 8 year and a 38 year old play it and they both loved it.