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Grand Slam tennis

Grand Slam Tennis


Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s)
  • AUS June 11, 2009
  • UK June 12, 2009
  • JP July 2, 2009
  • INT June 26, 2009[2]
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Distribution Wii Optical Disc

Grand Slam Tennis (EA SPORTS グランドスラム テニス) is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada,[3] and was initially released for the Wii on June 8, 2009.[2] Versions for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 were planned to be released Autumn 2009, but they have been "delayed indefinitely". Instead, a sequel, Grand Slam Tennis 2, was released exclusively for those consoles on February 2012.[4]

Some features for the Wii version include online play, Wii MotionPlus functionality, pick up and play, a Grand Slam career mode, and all four Grand Slam locations, including Wimbledon. The Wii version was also the first title in Europe to be bundled with the Wii MotionPlus.[5]

The in-game music was created by Paul van Dyk, who wrote and produced all the tracks in the game.

Players

Grand Slam Tennis features 23 total players, including 11 retired legends and 12 of today's top players at the time of the game's release.[6]

Grand Slam Tennis also includes a "Create-A-Player" mode. In the "Create-A-Player" mode, players can create their own unique player for use in all modes of the game. The player can customize their created player with branded clothing, racquet styles, accessories and physical appearance. Up to nine players can be created at any one time. Pat Cash serves as the commentator even when he is playing in a match.

Venues

Grand Slam Tennis offers 12 different authentic stadiums from all four Grand Slam venues to play in, and is the first video game since Top Spin 2 to feature a licensed Wimbledon.

Modes

The game has numerous modes of play:

Play Now: This mode allows players to enter either a singles or doubles match. This mode is available for both single and multiplayer forms of play.The player is able to select their venue, and to choose settings such as set length, amount of sets, difficulty and the option of a tie-break.

Grand Slam: This mode allows players to embark on a career with their created player.The career involves travelling to each of the four

Grand Slam Tennis
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 78/100
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 6/10
GameTrailers 8.5/10
IGN 8.5/10
Official Nintendo Magazine 90%

Grand Slam Tennis has generally received average to positive reviews, with a Metacritic average of 78%. Official Nintendo Magazine UK gave it 90%, IGN and GameTrailers both listed an 8.5/10, while GameSpot was lower with a 6/10. Eurogamer dubbed it "beautifully intuitive",[7] and IT Reviews called it a "surprisingly strong tennis game and an interesting evolution of the Wii controller too".[8]

Notes

  1. ^ Henin remained retired at the time of the game's international release until she announced her comeback in September.

References

  1. ^ "EA's Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 10 and Grand Slam Tennis to Hit Retail One Week Early". 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-04. 
  2. ^ a b "Grand Slam Tennis Delayed on 360 and PS3". IGN. 2008-08-04. Retrieved 2009-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Anyone for Tennis? EA Announces Tennis Franchise in Development". Electronic Arts. 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ USA Today. 2011-08-11 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/08/ea-sports-bringing-grand-slam-tennis-to-ps3-xbox/1 . 
  5. ^ "EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 10 available with Wii MotionPlus at Launch". Electronic Arts. 2009-04-21. 
  6. ^ http://tennis.easports.com/blognews.action?itemID=Player%20Lineup
  7. ^ http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/grand-slam-tennis-review
  8. ^ http://www.itreviews.co.uk/games/g591.htm

External links

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