It’s when the trash-talking starts that you know you need to up your game.
Things are getting personal, even if it is just a pre-programmed line of AI smack talk. ‘You keep trying to beat me…’ It’s aimed directly at you and your recent run of disappointing results and it hurts.
You might have more than 200 opponents to beat across almost 100 tennis tournaments, but you have a new mission and it’s a personal one: beat Eric so you can drop your own barbed comments.
To beat him, you’ll need to work on your game. Fortunately, that’s what the training levels in Tennis Champs Season 2 are for.
You can fine-tune all aspects of your game, running drills to improve your serve and ground strokes, volleys and overall movement, before putting them to the test with the Daily Challenges.
You’ll quickly realise this is more than another arcade tennis title too. The game’s pixel art is a retro joy and the touch controls offer fast, fluid gameplay that will have you lobbing opponents and playing precise line drives in no time.
It’s the little touches that make this arguably the best tennis game on the App Store though. The camera’s slight tilt and pan tracking the angle of your shots, the point-winning yet realistic spin you can apply to the ball; it all adds up to create a well-rounded offering that will have you coming back match after match, no matter your results.
Just because you’re not lining up to compete in Wimbledon this year doesn’t mean you can’t still be king or queen of the court. And rub Eric’s smug face in it at the same time.