Review Tennis in the Face
Tennis as means of imposing order
Author: Evgenii Kostrov
Date: 01 Apr 2017, tested on Nokia Lumia 920
Tennis in the Face is a great arcade game with elements of puzzle for Windows Phone, in which you are to try yourself as a famous tennis player applying his skills for other purposes. This strange man can not even decide whether he is on the side of the police, or on the side of bullies. Maybe he just got carried away by the punishment of violators of the law and cannot stop when he finishes dealing with criminals and makes it to the police, but one thing is for sure, there will be no luck to all who gets in his way.
So, your main weapon is a tennis racket and several tennis balls. With them you need to knock down all those who appear on the playing field, and it is desired to inflict maximum damage on the city destroying one or another building. The gameplay of this game is a bit like Angry Birds, the only difference is that you do not have to control the power of throwing. Simply choose the direction of the blow with a semi-transparent line, and after you remove your finger from the screen, the tennis player will bounce the ball sending it to the destination.
Influence of physics on the gameplayThe physics in Tennis in the Face are a little strange, but the fact that it lacks realism makes the game more interesting. The forehead shot to the ball is so strong that it recoils from obstacles about ten times before it stops and disappears from the playing field. Typically, at the beginning of the game you are given three balls. Do not make the second blow (although this is possible) until the ball stops, as it gradually loses kinetic energy and begins to change the trajectory of the recoil. This means you can knock down people on the playing field quite by accident.
Besides, for example, when it's about police officers, they throws donuts while falling, and the same donuts may do damage to those who are close by. Apart from ordinary walls, after a while there will emerge glass-cases, vending machines with Pepsi, capsules with extra balls, piles of scrap metal, and even explosives.
Obstacles and auxiliary elementsGlass will be broken by the tennis shot, and threby extinguish the energy of the ball. Vending machines with soda, too, cannot be destroyed with one blow, and first you need to shake out of them all the cans, then try to break them. Capsules with tennis balls have several properties depending on the type. Some of them just add few balls to your arsenal (provide additional shots), while others explode, and then the balls swirl in different directions and break everything.
ResumeBombs when exploding, scatter everything that is near and also cause damage to the crowd which you are trying to eliminate. Even characters falling on each other, incapacitate those found below. In general, the game has come out very interesting and exciting that will appeal to fans of the genre.