The basic thought of angrily assaulting people with tennis balls excited me enough to check out Tennis in the Face. First and foremost, Tennis in the Face is not a tennis game at all. It's a carbon copy of Angry Birds, where you point and launch tennis balls for a quick dose of destruction.
Sadly, nothing about Tennis in the Face is actually fun. The first time you see someone get mashed in the face with a tennis ball is just as forgettable as the last, which is a shame since a few different reactions could've easily given Tennis in the Face some much needed charm. The main character is a former tennis pro who blames the downfall of his career on energy drinks. You don't actually control him, you are essentially playing as his disembodied elbow. Your only actions are to aim and fire, which would be fine if what you were targeting did its job. Yet obstacles that should fall tend to lean, glass does not always break upon impact, and events that should trigger other events typically don't. Anyone that has ever played the board game Mousetrap will be familiar with the headaches of Tennis in the Face. Success is often a product of luck in lieu of the player’s actual skill. This is worsened by the fact that nothing in the game ever changes. The levels are plain empty boxes with men quietly standing inside them. I struggle to recall hearing more than one music track throughout the entire game. It’s almost as if Tennis in the Face wants you to forget it exists.
Thusly, I gave Tennis in the Face a Poop Man on the Game Awry Review Scale. I don't have a problem with playing a game that only lets you do one thing, but that one thing is done rather poorly in Tennis in the Face. Lazy execution and an all around lack of creativity make Tennis in the Face an unenthusiastically inferior version of an already simple mobile game that came out six years prior.