Virtua Tennis 4 Wii

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. May 11, 2011
    70
    Virtua Tennis 4 is a fun tennis game, after you dig through all the fluff: Mini-games and a needlessly complex career mode.
  2. May 7, 2011
    60
    Virtua Tennis 4 for Wii is a disappointing game: it almost doesn't use motion controls, and without motion controls, on Wii, it is just a little better than the first Virtua Tennis, published over ten years ago.
  3. May 16, 2011
    70
    Those who are not looking for a Wiiesque experience, just a tennis game with traditional controls, will enjoy Virtua Tennis 4, which is a good tennis arcade although with not many new features.
  4. May 10, 2011
    60
    By partially abandoning the arcade style SEGA has made a bad choice. Virtua Tennis 4 is flawed in many ways, from its unresponsive control scheme to the poor use of the motion controls. Not the best way to enjoy tennis on Wii.
  5. May 5, 2011
    60
    A funny title as usual, but the choice to use Wii Remote for Motion Play only is unexplainable.
  6. May 26, 2011
    72
    Tennis fans who are looking for fun gameplay rather than pure realism will find this one quite satisfying.
  7. Nintendo Gamer
    May 13, 2011
    65
    It would be great if all the buttons were accessible and you didn't have to use a D-pad. [May 2011, p.59]
  8. May 21, 2011
    60
    A disappointing effort from the series veterans and creators - it feels as if the Wii version was considered last, with faulty controls and a blatant lack of planning when it came to motion control. There are plenty of features to dig your teeth into, but the lack of care makes it difficult to tackle without many compromises. Worth trying if you're a fan of the sport or Virtua Tennis, but only worth buying if you can become accustomed to the controls.
  9. May 4, 2011
    50
    Quotation forthcoming.
  10. Aug 18, 2011
    65
    In the end, it's a game that would hardly beat a Grand Slam Tennis, for example, and will make you have fun or will provide moments where you wonder "why am I not playing Wii Sports tennis?"

Awards & Rankings

#35 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
#8 Most Shared Wii Game of 2011
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Nov 27, 2013
    1
    When the player needs to refer to the manual just to get to the main menu, there's something wrong with your game.

    "You will mostly be
    When the player needs to refer to the manual just to get to the main menu, there's something wrong with your game.

    "You will mostly be holding the Wii remote sideways to play this game."

    Seriously? For a tennis game that features a "Compatible with Motion Plus™" logo on the front of the case?

    There is a "Motion Play" option in the main menu (which you navigate to using the controller NES-style) which lets you play "Exhibition" or "Party" mode, but for the "World Tour" or "Arcade" modes (that is, about 99% of the game) it's 4-way d-pad and 2 action buttons all the way. Welcome to 1985!

    I played the first mini-game in World Tour and then quit; I put about as much effort into playing the game as Sega did porting it to the Wii. I give it a 1 because it did technically work, and caused no physical harm to me or my belongings.
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  2. Dec 14, 2011
    9
    Gran arcade, teniendo en cuenta que es esto, un arcade, Virtua Tennis 4 es un gran juego con mucha diversión y encima, tiene modoGran arcade, teniendo en cuenta que es esto, un arcade, Virtua Tennis 4 es un gran juego con mucha diversión y encima, tiene modo online y personalización completa de un avatar :) Full Review »