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The third installment of Namco Bandai's Smash Court Tennis franchise bounces from PlayStation 2 to PSP with a choice of 16 professional stars, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Justine Henin, and Maria Sharapova. A wide assortment of customization options are available in the game, as players create an alter ego and gradually develop his or her attributes over time by winning games against higher ranked opponents. Also featured are various rackets, outfits, and accessories to improve each player's performance (and appearance) on the international courts. Play modes include Tutorial, Arcade, Exhibition, Challenge, and Pro Tour, with the latter offering the most depth in terms of character progression. The goal in Pro Tour is to take your created athlete to number one in the World Rankings, a path that involves competing in multiple tournaments, doubles matches, and training sessions against some of the sport's top players. After each event, players will earn skill points used to develop their character's ground stroke, footwork, technical play, and more. Smash Court Tennis for PSP also includes three mini-games, two of which are based on Namco's most recognizable arcade games: Pac-Man and Galaga. Ad-hoc support is also included for head-to-head matches against a friend. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide