Games Reviews: Grand Slam Tennis!
Grand Slam Tennis (Wii)
Fantastic first tennis game from EA Sports that cleverly uses the Wii MotionPlus add-on for realistic racket-swinging, making 2006’s Wii Sports look decidedly lame. Grand Slam Tennis features 23 licensed players (including legends like John McEnroe and current greats such as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer), addictively simple playability and cool stylised graphics that are just the right side of cartoony. Smashing.
Indiana Jones And The Staff Of Kings (Wii)
In one of the best uses of the Wiimote yet, you get to whip-crack your way through San Francisco, Istanbul and Panama in a brand new Indiana Jones adventure. Huge fun, and as a bonus the classic puzzle game Indiana Jones And The Fate Of Atlantis is on the disc too.
Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (Wii)
A 2004 Gamecube game rehashed and released for the Wii. Here’s the deal: it’s a great rhythm game that was fairly groundbreaking five years ago. But originally you got to play on some sturdy bongo controllers. Now you can only hit fresh air with the Wiimote. It’s not as good.
PUB FACT: Indiana Jones And The Staff Of Kings is set in 1939, one year after The Last Crusade.