Top Spin 4


When I bought Just Dance 2 for dance maniac Aiden I treated myself to a tennis game, Top Spin 4 for Wii.

After playing it a bit I must say I am pretty damn impressed. The graphics are pretty good for a Wii game, but for a tennis game that isn’t the important thing. The important thing is the playing feel and the feel in Top Spin 4 is great.

I love the controls too. With the nunchuk you move the player and control the placement of the ball and with the wiimote you swing the racket. Swing upwards to generate top spin, swing downwards for slice, swing horisontal for flat shots, hold one button for lobs and one for drop shots. Run faster with another button and that’s pretty much it.

It does require some skill to master it, but the learning curve isn’t that steep and as a tennis game fan I got into it immediately. There are plenty of top players to choose from such as current stars Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stanislaw Wavrinka, Gilles Simon and there are also legends of old like Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Bj√∂rn Borg, and Boris Becker to name a few.

You can play against friends and you can also go for a career mode where you create a player and start doing drills, play training matches and try to acquire more skill points that help your player improve.

The only downside of the game so far is that you have to get through a lot of pointless matches in the career mode to advance, but after you’ve done that the game is great fun.

A must have for tennis fans owning a console like PS3, XBOX 360 or Wii.