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Grand Slam Tennis (with Wii MotionPlus)

Released on 12 June 2009

Rating: 3+ (PEGI)

4.0 out of 5 (30 customer reviews) | Write a review

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EA Sports welcomes a new member to its family of world class franchises. Grand Slam Tennis delivers the deepest and richest tennis experience ever developed for the Wii with authentic tennis motions on the most famous courts in the world. Professional tennis is all about the Grand Slams and EA's new tennis franchise is no different. It is the only videogame where users can play at Wimbledon. In fact, it is home to all four Grand Slams; from the Australian Open to Roland Garros to the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon to the lively U.S. Open.

The 23-player line-up features some of the greatest and most accomplished in history including John McEnroe, who is exclusively featured. Joining the enigmatic Mac is an impressive roster of fellow champions who collectively own 135 Grand Slam singles titles, making this the most accomplished group of players ever assembled for a tennis videogame.

Includes Wii MotionPlus

Wii MotionPlus: One of the first games compatible with the new Wii MotionPlus, the experience is further enhanced with added shot depth and precise ball placement on the court. Racket rotation is also recognised so you can spin your stick just like the pros do!

    Swing the racket like a Grand Slam champion: From your living room, play tennis as it was meant to be played with the ability to hit a variety of shots such as top spin, slice, flat, lobs and drop shots.

      Grand Slam Career: Only a select group of pros have won the elusive Grand Slam and now for the first time, gamers can take up the same challenge. Conquer the various skill and legends challenges to accumulate more skills for your created player.

        Tennis for Everyone: As simple or as complex as users want their gaming experience to be. Use the Wii Remote to focus on ball placement or plug in the Nunchuk to control your player's movement in addition to the shots.

          Social Tennis Party: An exciting tennis gaming environment comes to life with multiple players having fun and staying active. A dozen party games can be played, using seven core Tennis Academy style games.

            Connect Online: Play singles and doubles against new opponents online. Every win contributes to your country on the nations leader board.

              Play Against or As Your Favourite Pro: The EA roster features 23 total players with a mix of men, women, legends and current stars. Players include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova and more.

                Practice Makes Perfect: Hone your skills on the practice courts at every venue. Take advantage of the instructional pop-ups to improve your abilities and beat the pros!

                customer Reviews

                 Average rating (30 reviews)

                 The future of Wii is here

                | | See all TheJoker23's reviews (2)

                What can I say. This game is brilliant. However, there is a MASSIVE learning curve. I played for around 3-4 hours when it arrived and must have won about 3 games overall and I consider myself a good tennis player. I wasn't to sold on wii motion plus thinking it was a bit of a let down. I returned to the game today. Wow. What a difference practice makes. I won a match, a five set thriller. Everything i tried responded beautifully and I understood how it worked and it does work perfectly. I am so pleased and excited as Wii Motion Plus works and is not a gimmick. I should also stress that I use the nunchuk to control your player, without it you can end up in the wrong position and it can be annoying.

                In summary, you gotta give this game time. But when you do, it pays off big time. This is what the Wii was supposed to be about. Well done EA. The only negative reviews this game gets is from people who are impatient and don't give it enough time it seems as it 100% works. Don't miss out. See you online!

                 Motion+ takes Wii gaming to a new level

                | | See all pathfindersm's reviews (1)

                First let me say that I would have given 4 1/2 stars if available but it is definitely better than 4 stars.

                Be warned! Using Motion+ takes time to get used to and has, in my opinion, led to some lower ratings on other sites than the game deserves.

                Many of you will have seen the demo video where the EA guy moves and the player moves with him. I tried this first of all and had to unplug the M+ to convince myself that it was being detected at all. Now that I have had the game a while I realise that my movements were too jerky a la Wii Sports Tennis. The M+ demands that you swing smoothly and take a full swing. It is also important, as in real tennis, to try and get into a neutral position between shots. Standing and admiring your shot in the follow through after a forehand results in the game assuming you now want to play a backhand and vice versa. Returning to the centre position gives you more control.

                Once you have mastered, or at least got used to, the controls, the game feels as if you are really playing tennis. The only downside is the use of the A button to lob and the B button to drop shot (I have managed drop shots without the B button though).

                GAME MODES

                Exhibition matches - play against the CPU or a real person at any of the 4 venues. Number of games per set and number of sets is configurable.

                Grand Slam - play through the four grand slams (Australian, French, Wimbledon and US) with some warm up games at each event. This is fun but limited. I have not found any way to change the games from 3 per set, one set although you do have to play until you are two games clear which has led to some longer sets. I would have liked to see a full ATP tour or at least some non grand slam venues.

                Party games - Only played them as part of the Grand Slam and against the CPU but they are fun games which I am sure would enliven any gathering of family or friends.

                Online - I have only played one game but it was fantastic! No lag at all against someone from Spain and win or lose you know it's down to playing ability rather than programming. Unfortunately there is no option to chat with your opponent though.

                OTHER INFO

                You can control player movement with the nunchuk but I am no good at it and, once you have mastered the M+, the auto control works quite well.

                Serving is a bit weak and is down to timing with limited control, using the D Pad, over direction. I have yet to Ace the CPU.

                The graphics may not be to everybody's taste but I think they are in keeping with the Wii while still having real pros identifiable.

                Over all I think that EA have produced a polished introduction to the M+ and, as with most EA products, will almost certainly make a better effort with next year's version. The M+ releases the potential of the Wii and brings a new level of realism to sports gaming.

                 Game Set and Match to EA?.....

                | | See all MooglesEmporium's reviews (2)

                Sorry, that was terrible! Been playing this for most of the day with the Brother-In-Law (well it is Fathers Day, we can do what we like!) Both have sore arms.... Takes a while to get used to the Wii Motion and in the end we both removed our Nunchuks to concentrate on hitting the shots! You really can place your shots and that in itself makes it so enjoyable. Ball behaves differently on the 3 different surfaces so you HAVE to adapt your game! :-) Great characters, Nadal grunts, McEnroe throws his racket. Crowd reacts to rallys although I expect greater cheering at the end of some points but thats a minor irritant! Nice little quirk that you can play show or outside courts at the 4 Grand Slam events, and its even got a Fitness Programme (haven't they all these days! - ed) and a calorie count. No idea how this compares with Virtua but as a stand alone, great fun and recommended! Well Done EA for once!

                 Awesome.....but still not sure on the MotionPlus!

                | | See all DawgPounder's reviews (1)

                Only been playing the game since Friday, but I have to say it's great. Wide variety of options...typical of any EA game i suppose in terms of customising your player.

                Gameplay without MotionPlus is great...very fluid and responsive with a good range of shot choices.

                With MotionPlus however, I have found it very jittery and have had problems with the game not picking up where the racket is correctly which results in some strange shots being played. I've decided to learn the game without MotionPlus and once I'm happy I will try using it again.

                The Grand Slam tour element is good in that you play an Exhibition game first (more opportunities to increase your skill level and open more clothing/game options). The Legends game is next, which is an opportunity to win a "skill" from a former/current tennis legend....you just need to beat them to win it!
                The third part is playing one of the party games....most of these in my opinion are not great and in the most part almost impossible to win.
                Then you enter the tournament in the last 32 and play against tennis stars past and present. Some are much easier to beat than others...so the star ratings don't seem to count for an awful lot....I cannot beat Stefan Edberg but can beat Djokovic with ease! Trying to beat anyone that is good at the net is very difficult.

                The online gameplay is also brilliant and gives you the opportunity to play against people all around the world either using your created character or playing as a tennis great. This does sometimes result in an inbalance however, as if you are playing as your character but come up against a lower ranked person but they are using Pete Sampras! then it is very hard to beat then despite the fact that you might be a better player.

                All in all the game is brilliant and like most games these days, has a calorie tracker etc etc. I've burnt 850 calories since Friday!

                 An enjoyable game!

                | | See all AnthonyRf's reviews (1)

                When I first played Grand Slam Tennis, I wasn't sure about it. I've now played it for a while, and I really enjoy it! The graphics are alright, but I expect that from a Wii game. It would of been nice for them to be improved. The Four Grand Slams are in, The Australian Open, The French Open, Wimbledon and The US Open. Wimbledon, being the most built up one as it's the first tennis game to have Wimbledon fully licensed as well as having all four Grand Slams in.

                It's really enjoyable going into a quick match with whoever you like and then having Pat Cash commentating, which sometimes can be a bit off. The audience has been recorded from the Wimbledon 2008 final, and you can tell a lot. The court is very atmospheric, and some of the points are great. Playing with the likes of Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova they have their grunts spot on and I think they might even be recorded. It's great.

                The graphics are quite good. Nothing special that will stand up to the other consoles though. Some character models do resemble the players, but some are way off. The audience are 2d and are very basic. The animations are pretty good, but sometimes they can be very frustrating.

                The sound is pretty good, but what I love mostly is how the players sound and the audience. Though, the sound of the ball being struck isn't too good. Overall, the sound is great.

                The Wii Motion Plus is quite good! It can be annoying when it's not stable, and your tennis racquet will move frantically and your shots will be sent flying out. I haven't played the game without it yet and I won't much.

                There is a fully fledged career mode which is where you need to win all four Grand Slams. It's very hard for me! There is also an Online mode where you can play agaisnt your friends.

                Overall, Grand Slam Tennis is an enjoyable games with some pros and Cons. It's worth buying if your a tennis fan, but it won't be recieving any prestigious awards at the end of the year.

                Anthony

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                Rating3+ (PEGI)