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POSTED 23/11/14


TENNIS IN THE FACE

10tons



Birds do it, bees do it, letís tennis in the face!

Well, that sounds rather painful.

It would be if on the receiving end, like countless hapless cartoony folk in this physics-puzzler thingy. But the titular tennis in the titular face here is delivered by you, tennis ace Pete Pagassi (any resemblance to actual players living or dead is purely intentional) delivering fuzzy green balls via highly strung racquet swat to the kissers of most anybody involved with the peddling of the energy drink Explodz.

No, we havenít had a file corruption resulting in our Sunset Overdrive review invading this one. Itís just essentially the same plot device for some crazy action stuff.

So, youíve taken it upon yourself to save the city from all manner of buzzed-out types by, well, tennis in the face. This involves everybody from hipsters to hazmat suited types, and clowns. We especially relish tennising in the face of those balloon-twisting clowns. Squeaky-nosed fuckers.

Itís quite reminiscent of another 10tons game, King Oddball, which we wrote stuff about at the pointy end of this link here. This time, however, our protagonist is plopped at various strategic parts of a level, strategically, from which he must strategically pick an angle and lob a ball Ė or can of Explodz - strategically so as to hit as many targets in one shot via chain reactions and such as possible. Strategically. The less balls used, the more balls you have, and the more you have, the more likely youíll be crowned Ė in the most golden, regalesque, pointy hat sense of the word.

Through some 100-plus levels, and several bonus distractions, various environmental things behave variously. Glass shatters, ball cans pop balls, woodís, erm, woody and so on. Tennis in the Face really is great, silly fun. But at times it can make you seriously Angry...

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