When it comes to sports games, tennis is right up my alley. It’s one of those games that seems to just work extremely well regardless of the platform. I’ve been on the look out for one that would be a worthy candidate for my iDevice and was pleased when I saw Bluetooth Wireless Tennis With Agnieszka Radwanska.
Unless you are a fan of the game, you probably don’t know who Agnieszka Radwanska is. Don’t worry, I didn’t either. For those who don’t know, she is a Polish tennis star who has achieved numerous titles and accolades during her career. For the purpose of this game she is both your cover girl as well as your coach.
There are 3 different ways to play: single, multi-player, and tournament. I’ll get into those later, but first off, you should check out the tutorial. The game play is fairly simple but like any game, it always helps to run through the basics at least once. Here you’ll learn how to hit, how to control the ball as well as some of the specialty hits like the “lob” or “drop”.
After you’ve run through the tutorial it’s time to get your game on. If you want to just get to it then select Quick Play. From there you can select your difficulty level, how many games/sets you want to play and then choose your player and field.
As you play you begin to realize that although the tutorial was nice and easy, the game itself can be a lot more difficult at times. Trying to get from one end of the court to the other in seconds can be a lot more difficult than you would think. Although difficulty wise its enjoyable. Not so much that you become frustrated and want to quit, but more than enough so that you aren’t getting bored.
Now if you want to get more into the game, there are the remaining 2 play modes: Multi player and Tournament. In Tournament mode you make your way through a number of players, one after another, until you reach the finals. It was amusing here to see that the players that you are going up against are the names of actual tennis players rather “computer”.
In Multi Player, you find out that when it comes to Bluetooth Wireless Tennis With Agnieszka Radwanska, the game isn’t just a clever name. Earlier, you learned that Agnieszka Radwanska is both your host and guide for the game. Now, its time for Bluetooth. There IS some bluetooth involved. To play multi player you must have your bluetooth activated. Then it will search for iDevices nearby to play against. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find anyone near me to test this out. Personally I think that WiFi would be a better match so that you can look for available online players rather than knocking on neighbours’ doors.
It would have been nice to have a little more graphical spice: larger players with more detail and loads of colour. But it’s understandable; in order to see all the action, the screens with all that needs to be visible that it’s scaled down a bit. With 8 different players and 600 animation frames each, extensive shadowing (not to mention those oh so familiar grunts and moans that female tennis players are known so well for), you have yourself one amusing little game.
Ridiculously long name aside, this game is really quite good. Aside from the limitations of bluetooth only multiplayer and the limited graphics it’s a good solid tennis title that will keep you entertained for quite some time.
|Title:||Bluetooth Wireless Tennis With Agnieszka Radwanska (Version 1.0)||Developer:||Fun and Mobile|