Take on Virtua Tennis Challenge, the deepest tennis game on mobile with unrivaled 3D graphics, tactical controls, and realistic gameplay.
Slice, lob and hit your best top spin as you take on the world's best and compete against 50 players in 18 stadiums around the globe. Build concentration by making plays that match your player's style; unleashing a super shot that will make your opponent sweat. Enjoy hours of game play through different modes, shots and courts.
Virtua Tennis Challenge joins the SEGA Forever classic games collection, a treasure trove of free SEGA console classics brought to life on mobile for the first time!
SWING THE GAME YOUR WAY
Unleash top spins, slice shots, lobs and drop shots through different touch gestures
FEEL THE HEAT
Adjust your shot in different stadiums and environments as you compete on clay, grass, hard or indoor courts.
DOUBLE UP THE FUN
Compete in Singles or Doubles challenges
SPT World Tour: Pick a customizable character to compete through full seasons of competition around the globe. Earn money by progressing through matches to buy your way into new tournaments. Each real world day offers new challenges.
Exhibition Match: Dive into the game and select from any unlocked courts and characters in single or doubles mode.
Multiplayer: Challenge your friends online over Wifi or face to face over Bluetooth connectivity
Quick Match Mode: Itching for a one minute dose of Virtua Tennis? Play fast singles challenges to increase your ranking
Training Mode: Learn from the pros in this practice mode by running through drills
SEGA FOREVER FEATURES
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"Peerless control, great visuals and a surprisingly deep career mode make this the best tennis game on mobile." [5/5] - Damien McFerran, Know Your Mobile (March 2012)
"All the thrills and excitement of its console brothers, with surprisingly dependable controls." [8/10] - Mark Brown, Pocket Gamer (May 2012)
"Virtua Tennis Challenge accomplishes one key goal: portable tennis action." [4/5] Derek C. Tillotson, GameZebo (May 2012)"
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Game apps are ad-supported and no in-app purchases are required to progress; ad-free play option available with in-app purchase.
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Bug fixes and refinements
Ratings and Reviews
Free and fun
I enjoy this game and it's free. A few gripes I have. If exit game via home button it seems to not be hit and miss for saving. So at time will have to replay the match. Also seems to not always register the swipe motion. Will swipe down and it will not do the correct shot. Or I will swipe up and instead my player will just run to the last spot I touched. Also many times player will hit ball out of bounds. Many times I am in the middle of court, hit to me and I will hit to the side and computer player is on opposite side and will go wide and out of bounds.
But it's free and overall still fun to play.
Good but needs work
First, for those of you having issues beating Theron Tenniele, here's a tip, don't hit to his forehand...at all. I only hit to his forehand if it's going to be a winner, otherwise I hit EVERYTHING to his backhand.
I've been playing this game for some time now, and It's definitely one of the better tennis games for iPad. I use the on screen buttons for controls, but find often during a match that the buttons are way too small. I end up pressing the space between the buttons quite often. Would be awesome if those were scaleable so we could make them bigger or smaller. Also as some others have pointed out, it's almost comical how the game works when playing Theron Tenniele. It never fails, first set I beat him 6-0, and then in the second set I'm up 4-0 or 5-0 and then the game gets erratic..my player doesn't hit the ball as hard anymore, he runs erratically around the court, doesn't hit the ball at all or some other odd behavior. He usually wins 2, 3, 4 or 5 games in a row because of this before I weather the storm. I always know around game 4 of the second set, I will have a fight my hands because getting to and hitting the ball becomes an obstacle, and it has nothing to do with the way the Theron Tenniele is playing. If the player is going to beat me, let the player beat me, don't make my player glitch, so now I have to fight the software and the player. Other than that, the game is good.
It’s playable but needs work
I’ve been into Virtua Tennis since playing the original in the arcade. I was happy to see it still existing in some form. Unfortunately this version needs work. First off, the frame rate is bad on my 10.5” iPad Pro. The gameplay isn’t smooth at all, which is not good for a game like Virtua Tennis. Second, the analog stick doesn’t work when using a controller. The D-pad is okay, but far from ideal. The analog stick is a much better option.
A few other things. Since this a mobile game, the ability to save during a match and resume later on would be nice. Also, I’d love to see an arcade mode where you have a match against each player in succession with increasing difficulty.
I’m giving this three stars because I’m happy Virtua Tennis still exists. The game is playable, even if the experience is subpar at the moment. The graphics, animations, and controls are good enough, so this could be great with some work.
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- Sega America
- 495.3 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 10.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
- Game Controller
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
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