A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Ease of Play
Superior control is provided by using the new Wii MotionPlus add-on. Top-spin and wicked slices can now be in your arsenal of shots.
Products & Purchases
Many familiar brands and logos can be seen in the game, including those by Perrier, FedEx, Adidas, Gatorade, Nike and others.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this game is just fine for players of all ages who are old enough to play tennis. There is no controversial content in this game other than exposure to branded products displayed as advertisements in the playing forums. And though it stars John McEnroe, you need not worry about profanity. You can purchase the game for $50, but the bundle with the Wii MotionPlus it is only $60 -- a steal.
Is It Any Good?
What this game lacks in graphics, it makes up for in feel. By holding the Wii Remote (with the Wii MotionPlus attached) like a tennis racket, players can perform real life tennis strokes in front of the TV -- including forehands, backhands, topspins, slices, lobs and slams -- and the motions are mirrored in the game in real-time. When plugged into the Wii Remote, the Nunchuk controller moves the player around the court, but younger or more novice players can unplug it and have the game's A.I. handle player movement -- a very nice feature. Between its many game modes, multiple tennis players and locations, and intuitive motion control, Grand Slam Tennis is worth making a racket over.
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