While the first game was essentially a role playing game, Tennis Hot Shots Galaxy now gives players complete control of the action. Players can execute special moves including ‘Mega Forehand’, ‘Lightning Lob’, ‘Sonic Boom’ and ‘Atomic Smash’. These powerful moves are accompanied by exciting animations that in most cases win the point for the player who executes them.
‘Environmental elements’ in three new levels – Jurassic, Spooky and Galactic Opens – will also challenge the players. Players competing in the Jurassic Open will need to watch out for dinosaurs wandering by and a pesky pterodactyl that may swoop in from time to time and steal the ball. The game also encourages kids to get up and stay active through daily step challenges. Each day players are challenged to walk or run a certain number of steps, measured by a built-in pedometer. If the challenge is completed they are rewarded with coins that can be spent in the Pro Shop. Players can purchase items to kit out their player including headwear, T-shirts, shoes and racquets.
The game is available free from the App Store and is works on the iPhone, touch and iPad.