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Platform: Nintendo Wii

Rating: 3.8 / 5.0 (146 votes)

Released: 2009-06-08

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EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis by Electronic Arts

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Brand: Electronic Arts Category: Sports Platform: Nintendo Wii ESRB: Everyone


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Developed specifically for the Wii, EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis delivers the deepest and richest tennis experience ever developed for the platform with real life tennis strokes letting anyone quickly pick up a racket and use every shot type and inch of the court. It is the exclusive home of Wimbledon and includes all four Grand Slams: the Australian Open, Roland Garros, the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. The player line-up features some of the greatest and most accomplished ever including John McEnroe in his exclusive video game debut. Joining Mac is an impressive roster of current and legendary men's and women's players who collectively own 135 Grand Slam singles titles, making this the most accomplished group of players ever assembled for a tennis video game.

Features

  • Hone your skills on the practice courts with controllable ball machines at every venue.
  • Utilize Nintendo MotionPlus to hit a variety of shots such as top spin, slice, flat, lobs and drop shots.
  • Create your own player then set off to conquer the various skill and legends challenges to accumulate skills and try to win all four Grand Slam titles.
  • A dozen party games can be played, using seven core Tennis Academy style games with group friendly scoring and presentation.
  • Play against new opponents online. Every win contributes to your country on the Battle of the Nations leader board.

Editorial Review

Developed specifically for the Wii, EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis delivers the deepest and richest tennis experience ever developed for the platform. Supporting up to four players both online and offline, utilizing the MotionPlus Wii Remote accessory and packed with real life tennis strokes which allow anyone to quickly pick up a racket and use every shot type and inch of the court, it is serious fun for both casual players and serious tennis fans alike.

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John McEnroe slamming his racket in at Wimbledon 'EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis'
Hit the court as Johnny Mac or a slew of other Grand Slam champs.
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Serena Willimas at the baseline in 'EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis'
Utilize player-specific styles.
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Pete Sampras at the net in 'EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis'
Attack opponents with MotionPlus.
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The New Home of the Slams
At its highest level, success in professional tennis is all about how you perform at the most prestigious events on the circuit. The Grand Slam tournaments are the biggest and most important of these and EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis now gives gamers an exclusive home where they can play all four of these: the Australian Open, the French Open at Paris' Roland Garros, the championships at Wimbledon in London and the U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City. As players step onto center court at each tournament they can expect a realistic Grand Slam experience from the details of the stadiums and its surroundings, to the scoreboard, crowd, differing playing surfaces and more.

Playable Characters: A Whose-Who of the Tennis Elite
Success at the Slams is what elevates top-ten players to the rank of the elite on the tour. The character lineup of EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis features some of the greatest and most accomplished tennis players ever, including John McEnroe in his exclusive video game debut. Joining bad boy Johnny Mac is an impressive roster of current and legendary men's and women's players who collectively own 135 Grand Slam singles titles, making this the most accomplished group of players ever assembled for a tennis video game. Just a few of the additional faces players can expect to see in your bracket are Rafael “Rafa” Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Bjorn Borg, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras, Ana Ivanovic, Andy Roddick, Boris Becker, Lleyton Hewitt and many more.

Wii MotionPlus
EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis is one of the first games compatible with Nintendo's new Wii MotionPlus accessory for the Wii Remote. Working in conjunction with the Wii Remote's existing motion control technology, MotionPlus further enhances the player's experience with added shot depth and precise ball placement on the court. Racket rotation is also recognized so you can spin your stick just like the pros do, whether you choose to strategically pick your opponent apart from the baseline, or aggressively attack the net using serve and volley techniques.

Key Features:

  • Swing the Racket Like a Grand Slam Champion – Users feel like they are actually playing tennis as they swing real forehands and backhands. Hit a variety of shots such as top spin, slice, flat, lobs and drop shots.
  • Grand Slam Career – As the only video game licensed to feature Wimbledon, users can play all four Grand Slams. Authentic stadiums and venues are recognizable as the real grounds.
  • Wii MotionPlus – One of the first games compatible with the new Wii MotionPlus. When the peripheral is added, the experience is enhanced with added shot depth and precise ball placement. Racket rotation is also recognized so you can spin your stick just like the pros do.
  • Social Tennis Party – A dozen party games can be played, using seven core Tennis Academy style games with group friendly scoring and presentation.
  • Connect Online* – Play against new opponents online. Every win contributes to your country on the Battle of the Nations leader board.
  • Practice Makes Perfect – Hone your skills on the practice courts with controllable ball machines at every venue. Take advantage of the instructional pop-ups to improve your abilities and beat the pros.
  • In-Game Challenges – In your quest to win each Grand Slam, conquer the various challenges to accumulate more skills for your created player.

* Online play requires user provided Internet connection.

More Details

Publisher: Electronic Arts Category: Sports Binding: Video Game Language: English

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