Ace Tennis 2010 Online
Eurocenter's newest release, Ace Tennis 2010 Online [App Store] is self-described as "the first real tennis game on the iPad."
An iPad adaptation of Eurocenter's early iPhone release, Ace Tennis Online [App Store], Ace Tennis 2010 Online is an over-the-shoulder tennis title that features three different court types (grass, sand, and indoor) and matches against computer AI as well as online players from around the world.
The game features region tap controls (you control where your player runs on the court, but the swing is automatic) with tilt influencing volley direction. The iPad version features enhanced graphics that take advantage of the device's large screen and features gameplay similar to the original iPhone version, which saw a successful run in the App Store in its day.
I'm far more accustomed to triggering the swing as the main play dynamic in most tennis titles-- so the gameplay felt strange to me.
The biggest feature of the game like its 2009 iPhone counterpart is online multiplayer play. Eurocenter is well known for their online multiplayer features across many of their games.
As the game just recently landed in the App Store, we haven't been able to really test the multiplayer functionality. Eurocenter is planning on launching the iPhone version of Ace Tennis 2010 in the coming few weeks which should expand the player pool.
App Store Link: Ace Tennis 2010 HD Online, $4.99
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