Nintendo 3DS

Tennis With Grandma. On the Moon.


This week, Arc System Works’ Family Tennis 3D is available on the Nintendo eShop in Japan. The game costs 500 yen (about $6.50), and allows you to play both singles and doubles matches. Amusingly, you can select a grandmother as a playable character as well.


Family Tennis 3D has different ways to play, including Free Play, a mini-game mode and so on. There are several different types of courts in the game as well, from a forest park to an ice court to a stadium to…a court on the moon?


Here’s a glimpse of some of the different courts:








Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.