You've spent a sweaty summer afternoon on the tennis court wishing you could face off against AiAi from Super Monkey Ball instead of your slightly out of breath Dad, right? Of course you have! Well, now SEGA is giving you the chance.
SEGA has, let's face it, one of the most revered catalogues of intellectual property in the games industry. Now, it does to the tennis game what Nintendo has done for the beat 'em up with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Namely, it has brought together its best know characters in one place to face off against each other (obviously they use tennis rackets instead of fists and weapons!)
Players will find 15 playable SEGA characters up for grabs, including Sonic the Hedgehog, AiAi from Super Monkeyball fame, Ulala of Space Channel 5 and Amigo from Samba De Amigo.
They'll square off in areas like the Green Hill Zone or Amigo's Carnival Park. You won't just find yourself knocking balls back and forth between different SEGA characters, however. You'll also need to get stuck into various tennis-themed mini games. You can swat spheres at zombies in a House of the Dead stage, or knock monkey balls through gates by serving tennis balls at them, to name just a couple.
As anyone who's ever played Wii Sports knows, you don't create a tennis game for the Wii without adapting the experience to the Wii remote. SEGA has done just that, with three different control methods included: the remote held vertically, the remote held horizontally or the Wii remote and nunchuk combo.
Go on, you always wanted to cream someone at tennis as Sonic. Right...
For use with PAL version of Wii console.