Every player (including a few characters you may already be familiar with) has different stats as well. Net players such as the adorably punky Carol will give you quite an exchange up close and personal but can’t reach those wide shots. Whereas the Native American relic Big Chief has a viciously aggressive serve but lumbers a little awkwardly around the court. In addition to new players and courts, progressing through the Hot Shots Challenge mode will earn you different character costumes which add to your players attributes.
Knowing which players to pit against one another, especially during doubles matches, gives Hot Shots Tennis a layer of strategy that you wouldn’t expect upon a cursory glance. And with multiplayer available for up to four friends, come summer you can show your buddies just what we’re talking about.