What I liked:
- There’s a decent amount of colour present in the game’s visuals and the accompanying sound design is decent enough to keep the fun factor high.
- Getting to grips and figuring out how to play the game isn’t very difficult so that means gamers of all ages can join in without any difficulties.
- If played with a friend then the gameplay truly shines and with the added bonus of different shots you can do it stays fresh when played this way.
- In terms of content the game has a decent amount for you to get to grips with and the added bonus of the avatar editor is a nice touch.
What I didn’t like:
- Playing the game on your own gets repetitive very quickly and without a doubt it’s nowhere near as fun playing this way instead of with friends or family.
- The game is currently suffering with a few issues which can be a bit off-putting. Thankfully though the developers have said a patch is on its way and will sort the majority of this out.
- I found the World Tour mode to be a little on the boring side and a little bit more depth would’ve been welcomed here.
Does Super Tennis Blast do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all tennis is one of my favourite sports and arcade-style tennis is something that I love to play so Super Tennis Blast was something I was definitely looking forward to because there aren’t too many games of this ilk available on the Xbox One. Thankfully this is actually pretty decent as well even if there are a few shortcomings you have to contend with every now and then. From the moment I started the game then it became quite clear that this game is best played with friends or family because when played this way it stays fresh and most important of all fun for longer. You can play on your own as well but you will find it to get boring quite quickly when played this way. I mainly played the game with my children then instead and thankfully learning the game didn’t take too long for them because it features an easy to pick up and play style and getting to grips with it isn’t very difficult at all. In fact in terms of difficulty the game isn’t really challenging at all and this was a problem at times because it made the World Tour mode become repetitive and dull quicker than it should’ve been. This wasn’t a huge problem though because the game offers you a generous amount of content and there always seems to be something new to do so if you get bored in one mode you can always jump into another without too many problems. At the end of the day then if you look past the few issues the game has then you’ll find Super Tennis Blast to be a game that’s perfect to play every now and then. Having fun is something this game delivers to you as well and that’s all I want from a game of this ilk which means in the end it does enough to get a recommendation from me.
I rate Super Tennis Blast 7/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: Unfinished Pixel
Publisher: Unfinished Pixel
Release Date (Xbox One): May 24, 2019