Excerpt: Hot Shots Tennis takes the Hot Shots series in a whole new direction and game, this time, onto a tennis court. The game's visuals reminded me more times than not of Wii Sports . Granted, the game doesn't use the legless Mii's that are seen on the other system, but everything from the menus to the very cartoony characters (even if they have legs) just seemed to belong on the Wii. None of this is bad by any means.
Summary: Hot Shots Tennis' gameplay is smooth and
accessible, but the light-hearted, charming graphics and slick
presentation adds much to its appeal. As stated earlier, the
anime-characters are very cute and animated nicely which definitely brings
the game to life vividly as do the humorous voice-overs. The game
frequently shows replays and cut-scenes between volleys as well, which
adds to its overall light-hearted feel.
Excerpt: Alright, its Hot Shots, I gave it a chance, and you should too. Anyone who has played any of the Hot Shots Golf offerings probably has a good idea of what this game has going for it. The term Ã¢â‚¬Å“cutesyÃ¢â‚¬Â� comes to mind. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s kind of like the video game equivalent of walking into a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Hello KittieÃ¢â‚¬Â� store. Bright colors, cartoonish characters, sparkles and little bunniesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦yes, bunnies, add to an ultimately o.k. game.
Summary: Hot Shots Tennis brings the Hot Shots franchise to the tennis world for the first time. With a host of wacky characters and tennis styles, exotic court locations, and game modes, Hot Shots Tennis offers pick up and play action for tennis fans of all ages.
Excerpt: If you took a poll of avid Sports Gamers and asked them for their “sleeper” franchise on the market today you would, likely, be bombarded with a slew of different answers. From one hit wonders to small development games, PC exclusives to text-based sims, the list would be as diverse as the industry itself.
Excerpt: For the past nine years, the Hot Shots series has given countless people who otherwise wouldn’t touch a golf game the ability to enjoy them thanks to their easy-to-learn gameplay, and has also appealed to die-hard gamers by also delivering an in-depth golf experience underneath its cutesy exterior. Now, Clap Hanz (who’s taken the series’ development over from Camelot, who created Mario Tennis) is taking a crack at applying that same concept to a tennis game.