There are many different types of sports-themed games available for iPhone users, from baseball management games such as iOOTP Baseball 2011 to track and field games such as Spartan Athletics. However, with the 2011 Wimbledon Championships – the 125th edition of the tennis tournament – now in full swing, we thought we’d take a look at the best tennis games for the iPhone.
In fact, Mark Brown from the pocketgamer.co.uk website has written an article recently with a list of what he thinks is the top 5 tennis games to download for the Apple iPhone. For example, Gameloft’s Real Tennis 2009 game may be a little old now, but it is still comes out on top when it comes to iOS. The game not only provides players with a Career Mode, but it also features local Wi-Fi multiplayer.
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Career mode has users travelling the globe to play in seven different stadiums, as well as three different surfaces. However, if you would prefer to play matches over the web, then Eurocenter’s Ace Tennis Online game could be the app for you. The slightly-cartoonish game uses matchmaking to find other users from around the world that you can play against.
Ace Tennis Online will even enable users to create personal profiles with their own photos, send private messages, and find friends and chat. Another great tennis game is TouchSports Tennis 2011. The original TouchSports Tennis game got a great reception when it was first launched back in 2008. Not only could users play on different courts, but they could also pick from 6 different players.
The TouchSports Tennis 2011 game has the same pick-up-and-play controls as the original, but looks amazing with the Retina display-friendly graphics. If you don’t mind playing a tennis game that lacks in real-world simulation, then you may like the Chop Chop Tennis game. Chop Chop Tennis comes with 5 courts, 8 different characters, plenty of training modes and both singles and doubles tournaments.
It even features Game Center, so users can play online against others. Last but not least is King of Tennis, which is completely different from the aforementioned games. This game will see you playing a smiling king who has stopped by to watch a bit of tennis. Users control the king’s head, tapping the screen so his eyes follow the ball. If you monarch misses a shot however, it’s game over.
Have you ever played any of these tennis games on your iPhone? Which tennis games would you say are the best?