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What's it about?
In TENNIS CLASH: FUN SPORTS, you engage in a series of tennis matches against other people online. The more you win, the further you progress through the tournament. You'll also win money needed to buy better equipment which, of course, makes it easier for you to take on tougher opponents.
Is it any good?
As fun as this arcade-style tennis game may be, it's hard not to think it could've easily been a lot more interesting. In Tennis Clash: Fun Sports, you use simple touch controls to play tennis against other online players. But while the touch controls may not be complicated, they are versatile, as they let you place your shots, decide how hard to hit them, and where on the court to be when you do (though it does a good job of putting you where you should be, anyway). This also teaches you the rules of the sport, and follows them exactly. This isn't like when Mario and his friends play tennis; there's no flaming tennis balls or other cartoony hi-jinks.
That said, there are aspects of this game that could've used such cleverness better. For starters, letting you customize your character, instead of offering pre-made ones you can buy from the store, would've made this more fun. And that goes double if, by playing, you could earn upgrades to your custom character. This could also use an option to let you play against the computer, and to pause the game when you do. Instead, you have no recourse if the pizza arrives when you're in the middle of a match, since there's a penalty if you don't serve before the timer clicks down. It also would've been nice if the settings menu wasn't so hard to find, especially since the music is just awful. But even with such faults, Tennis Clash: Fun Sports is still a fun diversion whether you're a lifelong member of a tennis club or just someone who likes to play Pong.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about managing your money. In this game, you earn coins by winning, though you can also buy them in the store. Does it make sense to spend money on a game when you don't have to? Or is the better question: Does it make sense to spend a lot of money on a game when you don't have to?
Families can talk about spending your money. In Tennis Clash: Fun Sports, you can buy new equipment and other items, but how do you decide when to spend your in-game money and when to save it? Can you apply this to how you spend real money?
Why do you think you're limited in communicating to other players to words of encouragement instead of trash talk? Do you know what it means to be a "good sport?"
- Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android
- Price: free with microtransactions
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: November 18, 2019
- Category: Sports
- Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
- Size: 383.00 MB
- Publisher: Wildlife Studios
- Version: 1.2.1
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 9.0 or later; Android 4.1 and up
- Last updated: February 25, 2020
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