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  • Summary: (Known as "Everybody's Tennis" in the UK/EU) Hot Shots Tennis is a fun, accessible sports game that's easy to pick up and play but very hard to put down. Taking the popular characters and ethos of the Everybody's Golf series, Hot Shots Tennis crams extra fun into every corner with a variety of gameplay modes for all occasions. Comprehensive training options allow you to get the very best out of your character, but it's possible to head straight onto the court and get some brilliant rallies going if that's what you want. Try the Challenge mode and take your player to the very top, or invite your friends and family to take part in an epic multiplayer match. However you play, Everybody is sure to have some fun. [Sony] Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
  1. Bottom line, as with all the Hot Shots games (I have had enough golf though, thanks for the change Sony) Hots Shots Tennis is big on fun, end of story. [July 2007, p.63]
  2. It’s a solid if shallow title that lacks in content and difficulty but has a really well implemented engine.
  3. Thoroughly enjoyable. [Aug 2007, p.84]
  4. 70
    Even with its foibles, it's a darn good time. It makes you want to play again. It continually induces high-stress profanity. It forces you to improve -- and with time, you do.
  5. The game isn't perfect, but for anyone wanting to check out an arcade tennis title for the PS2 should definitely give this title a look.
  6. Hot Shots Tennis, as you'd expect, looks like a kid’s game, sounds like a kid’s game, has the depth of a kid’s game, but plays a very mature and fun game of tennis. Unfortunately, it's just not challenging enough and it doesn't have enough longevity for experienced sports gamers.
  7. 35
    In the end, this one poses as a tennis game for beginners, but even tykes will only be mildly amused.

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  1. Andyman
    Jul 23, 2007
    9
    I just love how these supposedly "professional" reviewers so casually dismiss the Hot Shots series. Had they given HST more than a passing glance, they'd have found themselves drawn into a tennis game that is superior in every way to every tennis game ever made. Yes, even the outstanding Virtua Tennis on the Dreamcast. HST's learning curve would be considered steep, but it has a very impressive Tutorial mode that makes getting accustomed to its innovative control scheme a breeze. In other words, HST may very well be the last genuine PS2 must-have game. Expand
  2. GeoffreyPJr.
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    The reviews were mixed from critics everywhere, and its clear to me that I will now play a game before I listen to everybody else. The gameplay is incredible for a tennis game - It's got a bit of a learning curve, but I've been in some very satisfying tennis matches with the game. The characters were quirky and cute, and the courts were decent enough with some memorable background music. The problem with the game lies with content and unlockables. There isn't a very large campaign mode, and it feels like with a little bit more polish, the game could even be better than Mario Tennis on N64. Granted, the PSP version of Hot Shots tennis aims to better itself by introducing rpg elements. But all in all, this PS2 outing has a great personality, and is sure to make you giddy every time you pop the disk into your player. Expand