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Virtua Tennis 4

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
62
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PS Vita
69
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Wii
59
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Description

Virtua Tennis 4 is an action-oriented tennis game which focuses on fast matches instead of being a realistic simulation. The heart of the game is the career mode in which the player creates his own avatar. The goal is simple: reaching the top within four seasons. Here the player has various possibilities to improve his tennis player, e.g. by playing training sessions (arcade mini game like picking up eggs) to improve the statistics, buying new clothes with prize money or playing matches. The menu for this mode is made up like a board game.

Other playing odes are single matches, party mode (playing the mentioned mini games) or arcade (winning as many matches in a row as possible). Here players can choose between 19 licensed athletes (plus at release already retired athletes in the PlayStation 3 version). The standard controls for returning the ball consist of choosing the wished move, e.g. a spin, and the basic direction. When a special bar is filled up, players can unleash an especially powerful hit.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition" -- PS Vita title
  • "Power Smash 4" -- Japanese title
  • "パワースマッシュ4" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

Canadian Online Gamers Network PS Vita Mar 05, 2012 81 out of 100 81
NintendoWorldReport Wii May 27, 2011 8 out of 10 80
SegaFan.com PlayStation 3 Dec 10, 2011 7.8 out of 10 78
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 May 14, 2011 67 out of 100 67
Jeuxvideo.com PS Vita Feb 20, 2012 13 out of 20 65
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 15, 2011 12 out of 20 60
XboxFrance Xbox 360 May 23, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Spazio Games Wii Apr 29, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Jeux Vidéo Network PS Vita Feb 23, 2012 11 out of 20 55
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Jul 21, 2011 C 50

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