Centre Court: Hard Hitter 2 - PS2

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Centre Court: Hard Hitter 2 (PS2)
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Sport: Tennis
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Midas Soft. Co.: Midas
Publishers: Midas (GB)
Released: 14 Feb 2003 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
Features: Vibration Function Compatible
Accessories: Memory Card


Midas' Centre Court: Hard Hitter was the first tennis game to appear on PlayStation 2. That was late 2001, and its sequel has now emerged from the dev studios and onto the shelves for another bout of unofficial lobs, volleys and rallies.

Devoid of official licenses, likenesses and sponsors, Hard Hitter 2 remains very similar to its predecessor, and as such, most of the production time has been spent on visuals and gameplay.

Players assume control of a new selection of male and female characters who, again, have their own unique traits, strengths and weaknesses. Like almost every other tennis game in existence, there are Hard, Grass, Clay and Indoor surfaces to play on, all of which affect the playing style and pace of the game. The 'character development' of the previous game also remains intact in Hard Hitter 2, featuring players who grow and become more accomplished with practice, as with any competitive sport.

Players can also enjoy a frantic multi-player experience though the use of a multi-tap in a fantastic four-player mode of doubles or singles tennis. With a simple control system, training modes, and some tough computer opponents, Hard Hitter 2 has all the qualities of its older brother, mixed with a few bonus features of its own.