I was a little bit giddy when I was contacted by 2K Sports and asked if I wanted to review the latest version of TopSpin. Trying out clothes and sunscreen is one thing. But when a major game manufacturer thinks that Tennis Fixation is a place where they might find people interested in their game, that tells me that the word is out – Tennis Fixation attracts obsessive compulsive players who are serious about being able to play tennis any time, in any weather.
So what do I think of TopSpin4? Total fun. Having played TopSpin3, I was really excited about some of the features the new version has. For one thing, you have a huge selection of current and past ATP and WTA players to play as, with and against. My favorite match was when I played doubles as Serena Williams against Jelena Jankovic and Carolina Wozniacki. My partner? Serena Williams! That's right – I got to play two Serenas against JJ and Caro. We were unbeatable.
And each player has two outfits that you can choose to dress them in. I know – who cares? Well, I cared and spent quite a bit of time deciding which one of Ana Ivanovic's outfits looked best against the French Open's red clay. Because, oh yeah, they have a huge selection of venues for you to play your matches in – all the Slams plus a bunch of other major locations from the pro tours.
Plus, you can create your own player, deciding what strengths and weaknesses and outfits to give him or her. My player was cute although he was easily beaten by Rafael Nadal.
If you've never played TopSpin before (or any other Wii game for that matter), just be warned – the controls and motions needed to play this game don't duplicate what you do with an actual racquet on an actual court. So it may take you a little time to get the hang of it. But once you get the idea, you'll find you're moving Roger Federer around and into the net for the game winning volley with no problem.
Thanks to the nice people at 2K Sports, I have a nice, new, still-sealed-in-its-package Wii version of TopSpin 4 to give to one lucky Tennis Fixation follower. (2K Sports also puts out TopSpin4 for other gaming systems and the features are virtually the same.)
So how can you win your own copy of the Wii version of TopSpin4? As always, there are MANY ways to win and they are all very easy.
- For your FIRST entry, leave me a comment on this post before midnight Central Time on Saturday, May 14, 2011 and tell me who your favorite ATP or WTA tennis player is – it doesn't have to be one of the players featured in TopSpin4 but all of the good ones are there so why not? Be sure and use the comment form found at the bottom of each post. Just click on the title of this post and you will find the comment form at the bottom of the page. You can do this one time for this post. Just go ahead and leave your comment right now so you know you're entered!
- For additional entries, leave one comment on each post that appears between now and midnight Central Time on May 14. I'll try to do several posts so you have lots of chances to comment (and enter).
So leave a comment right now to make sure your entered in this giveaway. And then continue to check in and comment to gain entries throughout the week! I will draw the winning entry after midnight on May 14 and announce the winner on May 15. And then, guess what? We'll have another giveaway starting on May 16! Because that's what a Super Giveaway Extravaganza is all about!
Please note: Winners will be announced on this site. Winners must respond to me with their e-mail address within 3 days (by May 18) of being named. If I don't hear from the first winner within the 3 days, another winner will be selected.
If you are the least bit confused about how to enter this giveaway, just send me an e-mail at this address – kimselzman(at)gmail(dot)com – and I will give you all the help you need to become a Tennis-Fixation-giveaway-enterer!