[Beyond PlayStation] Instant Tennis Review
Instant Tennis by BreakFirst Games is now out on Nintendo Switch. Learn more about this tittle in our Instant Tennis review!
Nintendo consoles have always had an appeal for family games, making them great platforms for families of all ages and sizes to dive into some family-friendly fun. This has been particularly true since the Nintendo Wii, and Instant Tennis is a game that falls right into that category. With an appeal similar to Wii Sports, Instant Tennis is a very simple and quick to learn experience which can be perfect for playing with family and friends even if those playing aren’t used to using videogames or are too young to be able to input complex button combinations.
The controls are simple since you don’t really have to move your character, so you can stay focused on aiming your swings at the tennis ball. It might take a few tries getting used to the controls, but the learning curve is minimal and easy to get right after a few minutes. The game is definitely aimed at a casual or family audience since it aims at bringing a game to the table that literally anyone can start to play within minutes. Sometimes less is more, since the simpler the game, the easiest it is to get right into it.
There’s always been a charm in getting the little ones to play a simple game with their older siblings or with their parents – or grandparents. The game is not complicated which is certainly different from super complicated game with tons of features and strategies to learn, which are hard to break out during a nice family get together. Who doesn’t enjoy a quick round of tennis here and there? The game will probably be a good option during New Year’s with groups of kids gathering around the console to have a go at this game.
In the end, Instant Tennis is not going to reinvent the wheel, but it didn’t set to do this in the first place. It’s a casual, family oriented game that wishes to provide entertainment for a wider audience, so it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. The game is available for a budget $8.99 and currently offers solo mode, a 2 player versus mode, and a turn-based tournament for up to 8 players set over 9 courts in which players can select to play as one of the available characters. The team is currently working on updates for the game that will add new content and features, so be sure to keep that in mind as well!
This Instant Tennis review is based on a Nintendo Switch copy provided by Break First Games.