After a rocky launch, the Sega Forever service, which allows gamers to play classic Sega games for free on their mobile devices, is finally getting its first Dreamcast game: Virtua Tennis. Virtua Tennis Challenge was a special brush-up of the original Dreamcast game that launched in 2000, and for a while it's been available on mobile for $5. Starting today, it's completely free. If you never played Virtua Tennis on your Dreamcast then you're in for a serious treat. I never bought the game, but I had a demo that came with an issue of the Official Dreamcast Magazine and I sunk countless hours into that demo. It's one of the best-feeling sports games you'll ever play.
"Based on the Dreamcast game from 2000 and reimagined for mobile devices, Virtua Tennis Challenge allows you to slice, lob, and hit your best top spin as you take on the world's best players and compete in 18 stadiums around the globe. Make plays that match your game style – unleash a lob that will get your opponent sweating, or smash them with a super shot. Enjoy hours of game play with different game modes, shots, and courts."
You can find the Android version of Virtua Tennis Challenge here, and the iOS version here. If you already paid for the game in the past, then you'll find the premium ad-free version already in your download history and you'll be good to go straight away. To be clear, the game is free for everyone, but for free players there will be a few non-intrusive ads. To get rid of those, you can pay a small, one-time fee.
SWING THE GAME YOUR WAY
Unleash top spins, slice shots, lobs and drop shots through different touch gestures
FEEL THE HEAT
Adjust your shot in different stadiums and environments as you compete on clay, grass, hard or indoor courts.
DOUBLE UP THE FUN
Compete in Singles or Doubles challenges
SPT World Tour: Pick a customizable character to compete through full seasons of competition around the globe. Earn money by progressing through matches to buy your way into new tournaments. Each real world day offers new challenges.
You can download Virtua Tennis Challenge now.