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Windows Phone Game Review: Tennis Pro

Tennis Pro for Windows Phone

Looking for a solid tennis game for your Windows Phone? Tennis Pro hit the Marketplace the other day and has potential. It does take a little time to get used to the game's physical engine but it's not too shabby of a tennis game.

Tennis Pro pits you against ten opponents that are progressively unlocked by winning a set against your current opponent. The games become more challenging as you move up the ladder of opponents as well.  There are no settings or main menu per se with Tennis Pro. You will see a selection of tiles for your opponents numbered one through ten.  Just tap on the unlocked tile you wish to challenge and you are sent into the game.

Tennis Pro Screens

The game itself is your typical tennis match. Scores and set count is displayed in the upper left corner and a description of your shot (out, never passed the net, good shot, etc.) will be displayed in the upper right.

Game play with Tennis Pro is accomplished by tapping/holding your tennis racket and swatting at the ball as it bounces towards you. In many ways Tennis Pro is like learning tennis in real life. Your inclination is to smash the ball as hard as you can, only to see it sailing over the fence. It takes a little time and practice to get the right touch needed to keep the ball in play.

All in all, I liked Tennis Pro but it may not be for everyone. The graphics are nice, sound effect good but the racket control can be a little frustrating (much like the real game). There is a free trial version available for Tennis Pro to let you try before you buy.  The full version of Tennis Pro will run you $.99 and you can find it here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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keppn says:

"per se" is latin for "in itself" ... please correct to elevate the article to the standard of educated wp users :]

southern dialect 

J4rrod says:

Per se in no way is an uneducated phrase.

schlubadub says:

The article says "per say" which is an uneducated phrase... Or just a typo :P "per se" is correct. When it's used correctly the people that hear it will be deeply impressed and will tremble at your feet in awe :P

Never took Latin in school so my "se" often comes out as "say".  Just as my tomato often comes out as 'mater.

Corrected in hopes readers tremble in awe.... :)

keppn says:

imho, dialect is fine for speech, but not for the written word. Thanks for the explanation, though.

selfcreation says:

thought we won WW2 , why so many spelling Nazis.

not to mention he used it correctly with in content ..  
if educated people cant understand the meaning because of a spelling mistake , maybe they are not as educated as they think they are.... think about that one for a sec.

 
PS:  thanks for the great review Mr Ponder :)

schlubadub says:

It's a good excuse that a friend used to use when they misspelled or mispronounced words. "you know what I mean!!" just excuses laziness. If you're a type of journalist then you would appreciate being corrected so that you can improve your writing... just so long as it's done in a polite way as it has been done here.

mms-pc says:

My god, it's a terrible game.......

bono5112 says:

WOW is anybody going to write about this horrible game, this is not Grammer class

U mean Grammar? XD. :-)

irlju#WP says:

Can't stand sports games where there isn't a player. First-person? Then where's the opponent?