Virtua Tennis Challenge is an iOS version of the long running Virtua Tennis sports series by Sega.
The core of Virtua Tennis Challenge presents a mix of arcade and realistic tennis gameplay. While other games use joysticks, Virtua Tennis Challenge relies only on touch controls.
While that seems like it'd be very tedious challenge, Virtua Tennis Challenge successfully presents a tennis game with touch controls where you can actually control the types and strength of shots.
Depending on the direction you swipe on the screen, you can attack with forehand top spin shots or short slice shots. The AI in Virtua Tennis Challenge is intelligent as well, planning shots to make Virtua Tennis Challenge a slightly difficult experience for new players.
If you have played a Virtua Tennis game before, you know what to expect in gameplay. Virtua Tennis Challenge contains multiple modes, like World Tour competition, that requires you to win competitions to raise your world ranking. Standard exhibition, quick match, and training modes are also included. It should be noted that Virtua Tennis Challenge can be played with real world rules to extend gameplay a lot.
Simple sets can take a lot of time if you do not know how to strategize your shots. Virtua Tennis Challenge brings the addictive and challenging gameplay to iOS.
Visually, Virtua Tennis Challenge looks best from wide angles. Character models are detailed enough to differentiate between players, but up close you will see less detailed models. The stages are impressively detailed, with the different court surfaces showing individual attributes from a clay court to a hard surface. Virtua Tennis Challenge also adds a commenter who says the score, adding to the realism of the game.
While it was expected that Virtua Tennis Challenge would favor a mobile gameplay scheme, it was surprising to see how deep the game is. Tennis fans are really going to enjoy the depth of Virtua Tennis Challenge. Fans of the series will also be happy to see that the game has not lost any of its classic feel in the translation to iOS.
Virtua Tennis Challenge is one of the best tennis games available.
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