Virtua Tennis 2

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Virtua Tennis 2
European Dreamcast cover of Virtua Tennis 2
European Dreamcast cover art
Developer(s) Hitmaker
Publisher(s) Sega
Series Virtua Tennis
Platform(s) Arcade
Dreamcast
PlayStation 2
Release date(s) Arcade
2001
Dreamcast
  • NA October 24, 2001
  • JP November 15, 2001
  • EU November 23, 2001
PlayStation 2
  • NA July 30, 2002
  • JP November 7, 2002
  • EU November 29, 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution GD-ROM, CD-ROM

Virtua Tennis 2 (known as Tennis 2K2 in the United States and Power Smash 2 in Japan) is a sequel to Virtua Tennis that was released for the Sega Dreamcast, Sega NAOMI arcade unit and Sony's PlayStation 2 (known as Sega Sports Tennis) in 2001. New features included the ability to slice and play as female players such as Seles, Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Davenport and the males such as Rafter, Norman, Enqvist and Moya and mixed doubles matches. The game was created and produced by Hitmaker, with Acclaim Entertainment publishing it in Europe for the PS2.

Players[edit]


New: Players new to the series. Female players are featured for the first time in the series.
DC: Dreamcast Exclusive
PS2: PlayStation 2 Exclusive

Courts[edit]

Level 5

  • Super Exhibition – Court of the King – Pacific Ocean – Carpet

Level 4

  • Australia Australia Challenge – Melbourne – Hard
  • France French Cup – Paris – Clay
  • United Kingdom England Trophy – London – Grass
  • United States US Super Tennis – New York – Hard
  • Japan SPT Final – Tokyo – Carpet

Level 3

Level 2

  • China Bridgestone Cup and Citizen Women's Hardcourt – Hong Kong – Hard
  • South Africa Evian World Doubles and Dunlop Men's Indoor – Cape Town – Hard
  • United States Fujifilm Ladies and Wilson Cup – Miami – Grass
  • Qatar Weider Tennis Classic and IBM Tennis Tournament – Doha – Clay
  • United States Tennis Magazine Cup – Los Angeles – Carpet

Level 1

Game Modes[edit]

Tournament[edit]

The player must win 5 matches played on different surfaces and venues to win a tournament. If the player performs well enough, he is challenged by either King or Queen, the game's bosses, depending whether the selected player is male or female.

Exhibition[edit]

This is a single match in which the options are customizable.

World Tour[edit]

This is the main mode of the game. For the first time in the Virtua Tennis series, the World Tour mode features yearly based and calendarized seasons. Users have to play and win tournaments throughout the seasons, as well as to complete training exercises, in order to progress. Also, unlike any other Virtua Tennis game in the series, the World Tour mode on Virtua Tennis 2 requires the user to play and train both a male and a female players simultaneously, who can also team up to play in mixed doubles tournaments. The user enters with a rank of 300th for both male and female players, which improves as matches and tournaments are won. In addition, the players' abilities can be improved by completing different training exercises. The focus of the training exercises are to be fun, rather than realistic. Each exercise has four levels, with the difficulty increasing progressively. By completing the hardest difficulty with a certain amount of time left or points scored, an outfit is unlocked, which players can wear in all modes.

Reception[edit]

On release, Famitsu magazine scored the Dreamcast version of the game a 31 out of 40.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ドリームキャスト - POWER SMASH 2. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.54. 30 June 2006.

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