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  • Summary: Incorporating six game modes, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 offers center court action for novices and experts alike. Players can create their own character in Pro Tour Mode and work their way up through the ranking system by winning major tournament trophies and collecting points. In Arcade Mode, players advance through three difficulty levels as they compete in the Grand Slam tournaments. Exhibition Mode allows players to select their desired playing conditions (number of games, sets, difficulty level, characters, venues) to play a singles game or team up with up to three other players for a doubles match using a Multitap for PlayStation2. In Challenge Mode, players must complete several mini-games to unlock more challenging stages. Players can alter the camera angles in Spectator Mode to become a spectator and watch CPU players going head-to-head. For newcomers to the Smash Court series, the Tutorial Mode provides a step-by-step tutorial session, while novices can learn to use the variety of shots and serves including topspin backhands, half-volley drop shots, lobs, smashes and pinpoint passing shots. [Namco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. While tennis games do have a set type of person who will like them, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 performs so well that I can’t imagine anyone disliking it unless they want a much simpler version (in which case buy the original Smash Court Tennis for the PS one).
  2. There’s a load of gameplay here, and it’s too bad there’s no online component or Memory Card battle feature for those who want it (hint, hint).
  3. 8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 32 gold [Vol 812; 9 July 2004]
  4. But it lacks long-term appeal, and so, its final score likewise suffers. As for SCPTT2 outdoing Pong, after 20 years, people still play Pong, but by the end of 2004, very few will play Smash Court 2.
  5. It does a lot of things right, good graphics, multiple play modes, originality and solid on-court action. The pro tour mode is fantastic despite its frustrations. It is refreshing to see some originality in a tennis title.
  6. 70
    Even with the clever new “missions” and spruced-up visuals that make watching a ball go back and forth worthwhile, control is the most important part in tennis; and in this game, Smash Court faults once again.
  7. My biggest problem is the fact that you can't hold down a shot button to pre-load a swing - the computer takes the backswing for you - something that seems contrary to the way most tennis games have operated in the past. [July 2004, p.115]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7