Serve and volley on your mobile
GAME: Ultimate Tennis by 9M Interactive
PLATFORM: Android, iOS
Tennis is a fascinating game to watch, and to play. There have been countless versions of the game made for mobile. Ultimate Tennis, however, delivers the complete experience from world tours to character customisation.
The most unique thing about Ultimate Tennis is the controls. You can play the game with two hands or one hand. There are basically two things that you have to control, movement and shot selection. The controls seem easy at the beginning but they tend to get confusing as the matches get tougher. It takes time to master them and fully understand which shot to use when. As you play the game, you unlock more and more powerful moves and using these moves in a game is a lot of fun. The other interesting aspect is that in a match, you can take in three players at a time and switch among them. Team composition then becomes an important part of the game as every player has his or her own strengths and weaknesses.
The game is kept interesting by the multiple ways in which you can play it. You can go on a world tour and play in different parts of the world. There is also the option to choose between an easy and a hard mode. The best part of the game is the Multiplayer mode in the Arena, where you test your skills against other players. There is even a league system that ranks you based on your performance against others in the Arena. There is a Masters Mode that unlocks after you have played the game for a while. Joining a club is another fun activity. You can join an existing one or you can connect to Facebook and play with your friends.
Like in most other games, you can upgrade your character and there are ample options to do it. You can buy equipment, train your player, increase his or her skills and recruit new players. To do these things, you will have to spend the rewards you get while playing matches. What gives a personal touch is the fact that you can change the looks and clothes of your character.
VERDICT: Ultimate Tennis has the ability to keep you hooked. There are loads of things to do but the best part is testing your skills against other players. However, it is not an easy game to play; it will take time for you to get used to its controls. Once you get a hang of it, you will be looking to score the next ace. I'd rate it seven out of 10.