Review: Instant Tennis (Nintendo Switch)

Instant Tennis is an arcade approach to tennis using the motion controls as the racquet, Players can get immersed either alone or with friends.

Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 357MB Download size.
  • Three control methods- Motion/Mixed/Buttons.
  • Optional tutorial.
  • Instant Tennis has two modes- Quickplay and tournament.
  • 19 Characters in total. 11 starting, 8 to unlock.
  • 9 courts to play on from grass to clay to sand.
  • Instant Tennis lets you earn EXP, Level up and unlock players and courts.
  • Quickplay- 1/2 players, Pick character and court.
  • Tournament-1/8 players (local) then the same as above.
  • Controls- Aim with the left stick and uses one button or just the motion controls.
  • Responsive motion controls.
  • Instant Tennis plays a lot better with other players.
  • You can do a variety of shots like volleys, drop shots etc. Depends how long you hold the one button down for.
  • An arrow on screen at all times to help with aiming your shot.
  • A good little workout when playing with motion controls.

Cons:

  • Instant Tennis has no touchscreen support.
  • Oversensitive control for aiming your shots.
  • Bit of slowdown in places.
  • Instant Tennis has no online.
  • Doesn’t explain the stamina system. (When you do shots you drain stamina and once depleted you miss the next shot)
  • Instant Tennis has basic.

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Sound - 6/10
  • 8/10
    Accessability - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Fun Factor - 7/10
7/10

Summary

Instant Tennis is an arcade tennis game with a twist on the control method. Depending on how long you hold the one button down for will depend on how the shot comes out. Sounds a bit strange but in p[ractice works really well. The one part that lets it all down is the crazy sensitive aiming arrow. I swear The whole time I play I am fighting the arrow more than the player. Granted its with the button method but that’s because motion control needs a lot of space. Aside from that, You can learn and get used to it all in a few matches, The game plays well and the stamina system adds a little extra, I don’t like that you cannot turn it off or have a wide range of AI difficulties or game rules but for what it is is Instant Tennis is fine for  a quick little workout or to play with the younger gamer in the household.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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