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EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 3 and Over
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
Edition: With MotionPlus
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  • Swing the racket like a Grand Slam champion: From your living room, play tennis as it was meant to be played with the ability to hit a variety of shots such as top spin, slice, flat, lobs and drop shots
  • Grand Slam Career: Only a select group of pros have won the elusive Grand Slam and now for the first time, gamers can take up the same challenge. Conquer the various skill and legends challenges to accumulate more skills for your created player
  • Authenticity: Boasting realistic looking Grand Slam venues and playing styles true to the players in the game. Actual audio was recorded from the Grand Slams and used in the game
  • Tennis for Everyone: As simple or as complex as users want their gaming experience to be. Use the Wii remote to focus on ball placement or plug in the Nunchuk the control your player's movement in addition to the shots
  • Wii MotionPlus: One of the first games compatible with the new Wii MotionPlus, the experience is further enhanced with added shot depth and precise ball placement on the court. Racket rotation is also recognized so you can spin your stick just like the pros do!
  • Social Tennis Party: An exciting tennis gaming environment comes to life with multiple players having fun and staying active. A dozen party games can be played, using seven core Tennis Academy style games
  • Connect Online: Play singles and doubles against new opponents online. Every win contributes to your country on the nations leader board
  • Play Against or As Your Favorite Pro: The EA roster features 23 total players with a mix of men, women, legends and current stars. Players include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Pete Sampras, Boris Becker, Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, Martina Navratilova and more
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Hone your skills on the practice courts at every venue. Take advantage of the instructional pop-ups to improve your abilities and beat the pros!
  • Music: Original tracks composed by Paul van Dyk, a popular electronic dance music DJ and producer.

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Game Information

  • Platform:   Nintendo Wii
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: With MotionPlus
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  • ASIN: B00275FWNG
  • Release Date: 12 Jun 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,369 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: With MotionPlus

Manufacturer's Description

EA SPORTS welcomes a new member to its family of world class franchises.  EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis delivers the deepest and richest tennis experience ever developed for the Wii with authentic tennis motions on the most famous courts in the world.  Professional tennis is all about the Grand Slams and EA’s new tennis franchise is no different.  It is the only videogame where users can play at Wimbledon.  In fact, it is home to all four Grand Slams; from the Australian Open to Roland Garros to the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon to the lively U.S. Open. 

Perform real life tennis strokes in your living room and control every inch of the court.  Users feel like they have a racket in their hands as they swing real forehands and backhands. 

The 23-player line-up features some of the greatest and most accomplished in history including John McEnroe, who is exclusively featured.  Joining the enigmatic Mac is an impressive roster of fellow champions who collectively own 135 Grand Slam singles titles, making this the most accomplished group of players ever assembled for a tennis videogame.

EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis is a genuine tennis experience that truly puts the racket in the palm of your hand!!

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EA Sports Grand Slam Tennis Game
Wii MotionPlus


Grand Slam Tennis is a genuine tennis experience that truly puts the racket in the palm of your hand!

  • Wii MotionPlus: One of the first games compatible with the new Wii MotionPlus, the experience is further enhanced with added shot depth and precise ball placement on the court. Racket rotation is also recognised so you can spin your stick just like the pros do!
  • Swing the racket like a Grand Slam champion: From your living room, play tennis as it was meant to be played with the ability to hit a variety of shots such as top spin, slice, flat, lobs and drop shots.
  • Grand Slam Career: Only a select group of pros have won the elusive Grand Slam and now for the first time, gamers can take up the same challenge. Conquer the various skill and legends challenges to accumulate more skills for your created player.
  • Authenticity: Boasting realistic looking Grand Slam venues and playing styles true to the players in the game. Actual audio was recorded from the Grand Slams and used in the game.
  • Tennis for Everyone: As simple or as complex as users want their gaming experience to be. Use the Wii Remote to focus on ball placement or plug in the Nunchuk the control your player's movement in addition to the shots.
  • Social Tennis Party: An exciting tennis gaming environment comes to life with multiple players having fun and staying active. A dozen party games can be played, using seven core Tennis Academy style games.
  • Connect Online: Play singles and doubles against new opponents online. Every win contributes to your country on the nations leader board.
  • Play Against or As Your Favourite Pro: The EA roster features 23 total players with a mix of men, women, legends and current stars. Players include Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Pete S

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87 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Patience required but it's worth it 13 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:With MotionPlus
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having become bored of playing Eliza and Sara on wii sports I thought I'd check out GST and see what all the hype is about wii motion plus. To my relief GST didn't disappoint.

I can sympathize with some of the reviews on here and after an hour and a half last night I would probably have written something similar. At first motion plus doesn't seem all that responsive and the ability to match movements 1:1 appears a bit of a bold claim. Instead of dismissing it though I read a few reviews and realised the first trick is to hold the remote correctly with the buttons facing the ceiling. This is different to how I played wii sports but makes the world of difference.

Secondly give yourself 10 mins against the ball machine and just practice hitting left and right instead of just returning the ball. The learning curve is steep but once it clicks it is very satisfying. When you get the hang of this you can actually control rallies and hit winners.

I think most gamers are used to picking up games and very quickly working out button combinations or shortcomings to allow quick progress. GST isn't like this.

my tip is to allow yourself to get immersed in the game. change the match settings to full 6 game sets and play a game of tennis and you'll soon see what EA have done is nothing short of brilliant.

The programming isn't perfect and sometimes the game does make mistakes with backhand and forehand positioning but just play through your shot. It might not be the exact shot you wanted but the game seems to compensate and at least it will return your shot allowing you to get into position for the next shot. Follow through is also key. If you're using motion plus a flick of the wrist no longer does the trick like in wii sports.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 21 July 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:With MotionPlus
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I bought this game a few weeks ago, and soon came to hate it.There weren't many reviews at the time, and they were pretty mixed.I wrote a really bad review (which wasn't published thankfully).I came back here and read the reviews again, and learned that you need to be holding the remote properly, i.e. with the A button facing the ceiling.It transformed my experience of the game, and I now think it's brilliant.My wife and I play almost every evening. It's about the most fun we've had from any game. Well done EA, and thank you all for your helpful reviews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:With MotionPlus
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I don't understand!! The game is clearly responsive and I CAN play it - EXCEPT there are certain periods of time where they CLEARY DO NOT WANT you to do well at it, and so suddenly they try every trick in the book to make it impossible for you to win, right down to having your character not even bother to swing at the ball!!!

This usually happens when the game gets 'harder', but I don't call not swinging at the ball 'hard', it is just infruiatingly impossible to win!!

Does extremely well at keeping you fit, and if you are willing to play through the periods where you CAN'T win, you will enjoy the times when they allow your character to actually translate your movements to the screen!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Frustrating but mostly in a good way! 30 Jun 2009
By Temujin
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:With MotionPlus
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played this for about 10-12 hours now. I have the Wii motion accessory. I don't have VT2009 and I haven't tried this game without the Wii motion.

All in all, it's pretty good. The interface takes a while to get used to (several hours). Basically a long swing across your body on either forehand or backhand is designed to take the ball cross court, whilst up/down translates to spin/slice.

This mostly works well and the game is enjoyable and fairly realistic (I do play a bit of tennis). However, I would note:-

Sometimes preparation for a swing i.e. drawing back your remote, is interpreted as a swing. For me, this means some of my shots end up with slice instead of the desired topspin, taking them out.

You need to play this game with the nunchuck. I gave it 5 mins without.

Despite best efforts, sometimes your player seems to suddenly swap from backhand to forehand (and graphics go a bit jerky) the result is usually not good for you!

Apart from this it works well and really is frustrating in a good way (like real tennis!). I do suspect that the placing of the balls is not 'analogue' i.e. there are 3 or so positions:- straight, slightly cross court, extreme cross court, so some repetition in rallies for me, even after quite short number of horus I have played, but I suppose it's as good as it gets with the technology available at the moment!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars if you find it unresponsive... 30 Jun 2009
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:With MotionPlus
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
put fresh batteries in!

i played grand slam tennis for a couple days and found it pretty hard going even on easy. i played my friend, me with m+ her without, and didn't see any advantage.

had to put new batteries in today and suddenly its became too easy that i've moved onto hard. with new batteries, not dying ones, the m+ is more responsive and i can easily place my shots and do all the slices and top spin when i want.

its an enjoyable game. i would have liked more tournaments. and i really really hate those mini game matches you have to play in the grand slam. why cant i just play 3 exhibition matches then the tournament? i dont wanna play rubbish tag team tennis where the computer player keeps losing me points
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars nothing changes
shame it is too repetative
i bought it then sold it as its the same 4 tournaments all the time , no career mode im waiting for either top spin4 or virtua tennis 4. Read more
Published on 7 April 2011 by UNHAPPY CUSTOMER
5.0 out of 5 stars Really Good Game
Excellent game by EA Sports. I've tried others but none come close to this. For example with other tennis games you don't quite feel part of the game. Read more
Published on 27 Jan 2011 by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Review
Great game. It was bought for my husband who is a gamer, I am not but even I enjoy it Great service.
Published on 9 April 2010 by Mr. S. W. Hepworth
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
I really enjoy this game, there's lots of acheivements / items to unlock and also being able to set yourself goals helps give the game longevity. Great as multiplayer too. Read more
Published on 18 Feb 2010 by Mr. J. Driver
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll love this even if you don't like tennis
what a fantastic game first of all. I'm no fan of tennis the kids had a tennis game on the Wii sports that came in the bundle and i got hooked but wanted a bit more so I bought... Read more
Published on 22 Jan 2010 by DBT20
4.0 out of 5 stars Good fun
Good fun, but sometimes the players are not in the spot where you think they are.
Published on 8 Dec 2009 by yum
4.0 out of 5 stars Grand Slam Tennis
Great game and much more real than the Wii Sports version. Great fun getting new gear and changing the characters. Goiod exercise with this one too.
Published on 31 Oct 2009 by M. Carlyle
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
OK, this takes a little getting used to. However, once you grasp it, the game is superb. Graphics are pretty good, the various games even better. Read more
Published on 19 Aug 2009 by Peter Hendry
1.0 out of 5 stars as bad as VT
What is it with the wii? The controls are so unresponsive there is no excuse! The motion + has done nothing to make me think it is ever going to be any different. Read more
Published on 10 Aug 2009 by Glyn Evans-Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars WM+ MUST HAVE FULLY CHARGED BATTERIES TO WORK
use wm+ and played 1st time with half charged batteries. The controls were so bad i wanted to return the game. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2009 by feedback loop
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