Put your hands together ladies and gentlemen, it's another French game. This time it's awful beyond your wildest nightmares. Thankfully it isn't following the recent trend of French games, which is to have a completely ridiculous story line.
I was half expecting this to be a spy thriller shoot-'em-up strategy game where your tennis opponent was actually the evil Phlegm who is about to destroy the world with his deadly Atom Tennis Ball.
OK, let's look at the game in our usual objective style. For starters it's a tennis game which more or less condemns it instantly but being the least playable game I've come across to date kills it completely.
You play in one or two-player mode. I played on the one-player mode because no-one else would take part in this feast of fun with me. The view of the court is form a high perspective behind your player so you are actually getting a frontal view of the opposition.
Where this game fails is the gameplay - there isn't any. It wouldn't be so bad if the game was actually hard to play, but all you need to use is the Fire button.
If you don't move your player when the opposition serves or returns a shot the computer will automatically put you in the right position. You are actually free to move, but why bother? If you move around, you're bound to miss the ball.
This lack of movement means the game has less playability than the old console tennis games - at least there you had to chase the ball.
As ever, the computer opponent is far too good - I gave up rather rapidly after losing every match 6-0. Occasionally he might hit the net but after a while he just wears you down.
Graphically the game is up to quite a good standard. The players move quite smoothly and various sequences leading into the game are quite well done.
The most amusing bit of the game is the opening sequence where both of the players walk on and are clapped by the crowd. As the players appear, the crowd goes into convulsions. Instead of the usual naff clapping and jumping they seem to vibrate left to right with alarming speed.
Next on the giggle list is the soundtrack. When either opponent scores a point, the umpire announces the score - 15/40 and so on - but remember it's a French game, so it's done with a really dodgy accent. Every time I hear it I get this image of the umpire sitting there with a string of onions around his neck and a beret on.
It has a demo mode which lets you view a game between famous tennis stars which funnily enough look identical to your character. Like any demo on any game, it's only appearing the first time around, if that.
What can I say? It's awful. I can't even see hardcore tennis game fans, if such a thing exists, enjoying this or more than a couple of goes.