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Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun tennis sim is a good sports game for the whole family.

Game PSP 2010
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Sony’s Hot Shots golf and tennis games aren’t taken nearly as seriously as they deserve to be by North American gamers. Their graphics may be cartoony and their cast of characters goofy, but the core play is often terrific; a refreshing antidote to some of the serious, no-nonsense sports simulators on the market.

That’s certainly the case with Hot Shots Tennis: Get a Grip. The tennis action is familiar but well executed. Players have a full arsenal of shot types at their disposal and can vary shot placement via a combination of nimble directional pad taps and good swing timing. What’s more, the story mode has you enhancing the natural abilities of your characters through a loyalty system and earning special items, costumes, and equipment, resulting in a subtle but agreeable sports RPG vibe. There aren’t many better family-friendly sports games for Sony’s handheld.

Online interaction: You can play with others, but only over ad hoc local area networks with friends.

Game Details

  • Platform: PSP
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release date: June 29, 2010
  • Genre: Sports
  • ESRB rating: E for Comic Mischief, Mild Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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