Nickelodeon characters go head-to-head in a new extreme tennis game

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Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis is not like any sport you have played before.
Photo: Viacom/Apple

Danny Phantom heads to the tennis court with Spongebob. Or Garfield takes on Invader Zim. It’s not entertainment day at Wimbledon – it’s Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis. The stars of animated series past and present go head-to-head in a very unusual version of the sport.

The game debuted Friday on Apple Arcade.

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis adds a twist to the classic sport

Viacom’s new game promises “the most extreme tennis matches EVER!” (Maybe it’s a quote from SpongeBob SquarePants.) There’s a lot more going on than throwing a ball across a pitch.

The fun begins with choosing a new or classic Nickelodeon character. And matches take place in familiar locations, including Bikini Bottom, ZIM’s secret base, and the rooftops of TMNT.

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis players can surprise their opponents with sudden serves and unique special moves. Most tennis matches do not allow players to throw Krabby Patties at each other. And there are outfits and rackets to customize your character, though these have to be earned. And the characters progress by gaining experience in the field.

It’s for one or two players so you can take on a friend.

'Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis' debuted on Apple Arcade on Friday
Just a little different from the Australian Open.
Photo: Viacom/Apple

On Apple Arcade starting today

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis launched Friday on Apple’s gaming service. There are versions for iPhone, Mac, iPad and Apple TV. Regardless of platform, an external game controller is an option.

Apple Arcade costs $4.99 per month, but one subscription works for up to six family members. Subscribers can listen to more than 200 titles from the catalog, including Spongebob: Patty’s Chase. Sports fans can try NBA 2K22 Arcade Edition Where Ultimate Rivals.

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