Smash Court Tennis 3

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Smash Court Tennis 3
Developer(s) Namco
Publisher(s) Namco Bandai Games
Platform(s) PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360
Release PlayStation Portable
Xbox 360
  • JP: December 13, 2007,[4]
  • NA: August 19, 2008[3]
Genre(s) Tennis
Mode(s) Single Player, Multi-Player

Smash Court Tennis 3 is a tennis video game for the PlayStation Portable and Xbox 360 by Namco Bandai Games. The game features world class tennis players such as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Justine Henin. The Xbox 360 version of the game featured updated graphics and new gameplay elements such as the ability to choose player emotions. The Xbox 360 version was delayed in all regions until between late August and early September 2008.

Features[edit]

  • Challenge the Best: Take on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Justine Henin and other tennis stars. Each of the 16 licensed Pro-Tennis players in-game characters utilizes the unique playing style of the actual player!
  • More Than Just Rallies: Seven exciting modes, including Arcade mode, Tutorial mode, Exhibition mode, Pro Tour mode, and unique mini-games including "Pac-Man Tennis", "Galaga Tennis" and "Bomb Tennis"!
  • All New Pro Tour Mode: Acquire new skills, allocate experience points, train for important matches, and receive fan mail, all while on the hunt for the #1 spot on the tour.
  • Choose how short your shorts really are: Become the player you always wanted to be with the ability to edit your player. Smash Court Tennis 3 features more than twice as many customizable parts as Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 and Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament, including sportswear, racquets, and more! Mental elements also play into how your character acts and looks, so stay focused and on your game! The game also features licensed apparel from makers such as Adidas.
  • It's all about attitude: The Xbox 360 version allows you to choose your players reaction to bad line calls and stunning winners. There are up to eight different emotions to select from after certain points.
  • New Skills and Shots: Acquire new skills like the ability to increase the speed of hits or the accuracy of serves. By clearing certain conditions in the game, you can acquire powerful new Super Shots like Spin Shot and Running Shot! There are over 50 shots and skills to unlock.
  • Challenge Your Friends: With game sharing, players can go head-to-head with a friend in versus, play mini-games, and more, even with a single UMD. With more than one UMD, challenge your friends to ranked ad hoc matches. On Xbox 360 you can challenge friends in online singles and doubles matches, utilizing Xbox Live.
  • Selectable Outfits.
  • You can train in mini-games.
  • You can make your own character.
  • You can challenge line calls.

Players[edit]

Venues[edit]

The PSP version features 14 venues which are used in all games modes. None of these venues is licensed.[5]

  • Australia Garden City Arena Sydney - Sydney - Hard
  • France Court de la Contribution Pilote - Lyon - Clay
  • United Kingdom British Royal Tennis Center - Oxford - Grass
  • United States United Tennis Center - California - Hard
  • United Arab Emirates Wavefront Arena - Dubai - Hard
  • Japan Tokyo Skyline - Tokyo - Hard
  • United Kingdom Green Lawn Tennis Garden - London - Grass
  • United States Tropical Bayside Arena - California - Clay
  • Netherlands Royal Tennis Garden - Rotterdam - Hard
  • Belgium Flanders Royal Court - Bruges - Clay
  • France Cherbourg Club - Cherbourg-Octeville - Grass
  • Germany Hamburg Stadium - Hamburg - Hard
  • Spain Matador Tennis Club - Madrid - Clay
  • Italy Venezia Traditional Academy Court - Venice - Grass

Trivia[edit]

  • The sound of the mini-game "Galaga Tennis" derives from the arcade game Galaga '88.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ スマッシュコートテニス3 (in Japanese). Namco Bandai Games. Retrieved 2007-05-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Smash Court Tennis 3". IGN. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Smash Court Tennis 3 Xbox 360 game page on Snackbar Games". Snackbar-Games.com. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ "Smash Court Tennis 3 Xbox 360 amazon.co.jp game page" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ Anderson, Luke (16 June 2008). "Smash Court Tennis 3 Updated Hands-On". Gamespot. Retrieved 23 May 2017. While you've not got Roland Garros, Wimbledon or Flushing Meadows, you do have a wide variety of venues to choose from. 

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