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Virtua Tennis 2009

by Sega
 Ages 3 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
Edition: Game Only

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  • Take your career online and compete for the ultimate title of Virtua Tennis Champion with the new online ranking system. With prize money you earn in online tournaments, you can purchase over 800 items in the new Tennis Store and upgrade your character
  • New Players / Courts – Play as or against over 20 of the world's top players, including seven new to Virtua Tennis and three legends. All-new arenas and the officially licensed Davis Cup provide the most realistic tennis competition to date
  • New Player Creation System – You now have full control over facial, body and clothing customization, as well as the depth to populate the game world with hundreds of unknown opponents
  • More Court Games – Playing alone or with up to three friends compete in 12 mini-games, five completely new, and upload your hi-scores on the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War
  • Improved Gameplay – Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous arcade-style Virtua Tennis match engine, as well as 3D crowds and a more realistic courtside experience.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Game Only
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  • ASIN: B001TOCV9E
  • Product Dimensions: 18.8 x 13.5 x 1.5 cm ; 32 g
  • Release Date: 19 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,494 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Game Only


Virtua Tennis comes smashing back with new players, new courts, new licenses and hugely improved on-court action. Virtua Tennis 2009 lets gamers fight it out online to be the World Number One - in the world's number one tennis game.

 

  • MotionPlus Controls. Virtua Tennis hits the Wii for the first time using the most advanced control system the Wii has to offer.
  • Improved Gameplay. Courtside action is better than ever, with extensive updates to the famous VT match engine. Improved volleying, serving and net-play allow you to express yourself on court like never before.
  • New World Tour & Online Rankings. Take your career online and compete for the ultimate title of Virtua Tennis Champion.
  • New Players & Courts. 23 of the world's top players (8 new and 3 legends) take to the court in new arenas and the Davis Cup.
  • New Player Creation System. Now have full control over face, 100's of unknown opponents.
  • More Court Games. Compete in 12 minigames, 6 completely new, for either single or multiplayer action where players can upload their high scores onto the worldwide rankings in games such as Zoo Feeder and Pirate War.

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtua Tennis 2009 wii 23 Jun 2009
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Virtua Tennis 2009 (Wii)

I love this game!! I find a lot of games for the wii have bad graphics but these ones are good. The gameplay is fantastic and you can play online against people all over the world. In world tour mode you can shop play tournaments , play mini games and work out with (what sega say is legandary) Tim Henman. If you dont want to buy the wii motion + then dont because the game is almost as good without it but the tiny wee add on makes the game feel more reallistic.

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66 of 72 people found the following review helpful
By A. Nunn
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
Maybe next years VT will be completed, this one just feels like its been rushed out. Don't normally write reviews but couldn't agree with any of reviews so far. I'll just give a short evaluation having played both games for couple of days
VT graphics - players look more realistic than GST but that makes them look worse, confused!!! let me explain. In GST they have realized you can't recreate a player to look realistic on wii so have stuck to cartoonish look a'likes which work well. VT they just look like odd copies just making them look really rubbish.it's cringeworthy!!

Gameplay- GST wins my a million miles. It feels like the real thing (using wii motion and nun chuck), the backhand slice is perfect, topspin very good and flat shots ok (haven't mastered them yet), GST is hard in a good way. You need to play your way into points and then nail a winner, you'll lose most games to start with even on Easy setting. You need to use variety and get the shots right of you'll lose point. VT isn't realistic, its arcade tennis, no need to have backswing it's more like wii tennis than a progression to something more challenging.

Music - Both pretty poor, i just turn music off on both. GST commentary is good. Pat Cash doesn't say too much, i would have liked to have had a few different commentary options, Macs and Borris would be have been great but maybe thats for next year. The sound affects in GST are good, the crowd get into rallies as they do in VT but it's the important details VT is missing which make such a big difference. There isn't such a large amount of venue's in GST as VT but touches like when your playing in French open the umpire gives score in French, you slide on clay, and you have all surfaces needed, what GST lakes in number's it makes up fore in quality.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars nice single player, bad two player game 26 Jun 2009
By Nick C.
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I just tried this game yesterday. What struck me as very bad is that when you play in two player mode (single match) the screen is NOT split so one players ends up having to swing counter-intuative as his/her player is a the top of the screen.
Also, the score count bar is partly covering the player at the top of the screen which is very difficult when you need to return a service! This could easily have been avoided by having it disappear during the match! Bad call from Sega.
This even worse for the Wii version as the Wii is typical used to play games together with family/friends...
The only decent way to play with two is by playing a double match against two AIs.
At first attempt the single player mode works quite nice (both in normal and motion-plus), all I need to do now is practice a bit more :-)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Virtua Tennis 6 Jan 2010
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
If you liked the tennis on Wii Sport then you will love this version.
The graphics are much better - I really recommend this - lots of fun and can really bring out the competitive nature in you!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great tennis = sore arm 19 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is great! I have played it a few times by myself and with friends. After a while your arm gets sore which i suppose isnt a bad thing. The graphics arent that bad for the wii either. Everything about this game is ace apart from one small thing. Everything you start a round of tennis you have to point your mote at your player. It would of been far better just to press the A button to continue. Nevermind, you get used to it after a while.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feels like the real deal. 14 Aug 2010
By Jas
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Its a good game, feels better than Grand Slam tennis by miles.! I have played both on many occasions. Just watch out, this game will get you super competitive when playing against the computer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but too many bugs 31 July 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game Only
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have enjoyed playing this game but the bugs in it are unacceptable and the game should not have been released in this crippling state. One major bug results in missing tournaments because the calender skips 2 weeks at a time, particularly if you choose to play a mini game or visit the tennis academy between tournaments. In doubles, if you choose a partner (you gain doubles partners by playing practice matches at given intervals by invitation only) then another bug may give you a partner you did not click on. Instead you get one of your earlier partners, and they could be a poor seed. You'd be hard pushed to win a game of doubles against higher seeded opponents with a low seeded partner. The only way around this bug is to delete the offending player from your partner list. There are also other known bugs such as getting stuck at a certain rank and not being able to progress beyond it (basically ending your career) and finding yourself changed into a different player wearing weird clothes. Also not receiving the trophies you have earned.

After some 30 odd real hours of playing and having got to number 1 in the amateur ranks (it's not hard to win every match in singles) I find myself starting the professional ranks going through the same concept all over again. I was hoping to play against some famous players but no, they are all unknowns at the moment, albeit with better skills but singles are still easy enough to win all the time. Perhaps I need to be in the top 20 professional players before I meet the big guns. Oh well, only another 20 hours to go then!

Also it's quite challenge to play tournaments, mini-games, go to tennis academy, play practice matches and take enough rest to keep your stamina bar from being exhausted.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars We got this to use online with friends but after ...
We got this to use online with friends but after whole evening spent trying to sort it out we gave up and used skype!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. D. L. Hemming
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
My nephew wanted buy this game for his wii console. He loved it! He plays it all the time with/without his friends!
Published 12 months ago by Senay
5.0 out of 5 stars great service
product was as described. this game is a lot more realistic than the one on wii sport. gives a good work out.
Published 18 months ago by jezzer
1.0 out of 5 stars The game does not play
I do not know if it is a one-off but this game does not play it is blank no wonder it was not expensive.
Published on 11 Jun 2011 by Alan Roy.
3.0 out of 5 stars I have this and Grand Slam tennis for wii
I play tennis for real (to a good level,having won a singles tournament in 2006)
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Published on 9 Jan 2011 by Mr. Sg Thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii Virtua Tennis 2009
I really love this game. I got it for Christmas last year and have had many hours of fun playing it since then. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2010 by KC
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it so much I blogged about it
I bought this just before Christmas last year and loved it. It actually kept me warm during the winter months as I got completely obsessed with it, playing about 3 hours almost... Read more
Published on 14 Dec 2010 by Webaholic
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Wii Tennis Game
This game is really good to play. It is so much better than Top Spin and other tennis games on Wii and is really fun to play, especially with friends. Read more
Published on 10 July 2010 by matt94
5.0 out of 5 stars virtua tennis 2009
I really love this game I get really into it and have a mean first serve i even managed to beat Rafa and Rodger in a tiebreak! Read more
Published on 20 May 2010 by Ms. Kate E. Bilsborough
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtua Tennis
This is a good way to have a good game and work out in your own lounge.
Published on 15 April 2010 by Mr. Arthur Westbrook
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