New Hot Shots Golf is really starting to shape up judging by its Tokyo Game Show trailers – it's just taking an eternity to tee off. (Okay, so maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but Clap-Hanz will have been working on its first PlayStation 4 instalment for almost half a decade when it deploys in Summer 2017. Insane.)
If you need a little something to tide you over, then, Sony's served up a port of Hot Shots Tennis on the PlayStation 4 this week as part of its PS2 Classics initiative. Before you start pumping the air like Rafa Nadal when given a clean bill of health, it's worth mentioning that this is not the outstanding PlayStation Portable version, as the awesome single player campaign isn't included here.
Given the dramatic dearth of tennis titles on the PS4, however, we simply had to suck up our fuzzy balls and give this a (top) spin. It's a Hot Shots title alright: simple controls, cutesy presentation, and some of the worst voice acting this side of Dynasty Warriors 3. It's good fun, though, as is the mandate for this series.