Hot Shots Tennis review

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GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Serving ace after ace

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    super-fast rallies

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    Seeing that musical note appear


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    Getting out of sync with timing

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    Some of the players look stupid

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    Graphics could use some polish

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When Hot Shots Tennis turned up no one really gave it a second serve… until orgasmic Monica Seles-esque screams emanating from our gaming cage convinced us otherwise.

Rather than copying Virtua Tennis 3’s game mechanic of priming your shots before clouting the ball as soon as possible, Hot Shots Tennis relies on delicate timing. An intuitive set of icons above your players’ heads provides you with instantfeedback as to whether you’re hitting too early, too late or more cleanly than Rafael Nadal.

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DescriptionA surprisingly good tennis sim with a lot more to offer than meets the eye. Eat your heart out, Virtua Tennis.
US censor rating"Everyone"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)