Three great sports apps for this summer
Summer is almost arriving in the northern hemisphere and it is time to look forward to all the joys it brings. Sports fans will be excited as the weather is on the turn and it will soon be time to start playing those great summer sports again. Tennis, golf and cricket enthusiasts can start getting in the mood for their favourite sports with these fantastic mobile apps.
With the French Open now under way, many people will be beginning to get tennis fever and already be looking ahead to Wimbledon and playing with friends at the local park. In the French Open, Rafael Nadal, or the ‘King of Clay’ has just commenced his quest for his 10th title at Roland Garros. At the time of writing, 32red have Novak Djokovic at 8/11 to win and it should be an exciting contest between the top seeds. While you’re waiting with anticipation to see how things pan out, carry on the tennis buzz on your phone by downloading a great tennis app.
Look no further than SEGA Virtua tennis challenge. This is a great game and probably the best tennis app out there for android. It’s got great graphics, good gameplay and many different styles of play. For mobile gaming it doesn’t get much better than this. To strive for better would be to play the console version. It’s the world’s leading tennis game in terms of popularity. Gamers can compete in 18 stadiums worldwide with all court varieties and face off against 50 players. The intuitive gesture controls allow you to swing the game your way and produce all kinds of shots. There are some flaws in that the AI seems a little rigged at times but that just adds to the challenge, doesn’t it? This really is a great app for having a go on while waiting to watch the real-life tennis pros play another set.
Now for golf fans. Things are also getting rather exciting in this department with the U.S Open just around the corner. 32red have Rory McIlroy at 4/1 to be the victor but it’s looking pretty close between him and Jordan Spieth. McIlroy has just signed a deal with EA to be the cover star on their highly popular PGA Tour games. This will only be available for consoles, but there are plenty of mobile apps around that have their own merits.
If you’re looking to satisfy your golf fix while on the move then try out Golf Star. This is one of the most vivid golf games ever with realistic graphics and golfing techniques mastered by the pros. You can experience the exhilaration of being on a real golf course with the simulation powered by real physics-based gameplay. Terrain height, ball impact angle, wind, temperature, humidity and up to 70 other factors are implemented to perfectly capture the physics of a real golf swing. Now that’s some serious attention to detail. And to top it all off the game is free. Gamers can choose to pay if they want extra items.
Last but not least, cricket. The season in England has started off with a bit of controversy in the news surrounding Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss. If you don’t know then Strauss has said that Pietersen can’t play for England again and it has caused a bit of an uproar. But apart from that a good first Test win against New Zealand has lifted England fans’ moods a bit. With the Ashes fast approaching, English cricket fans will already be hoping to get some revenge after the dismal display Down Under. Unfortunately for them Australia are looking very strong again and Unibet have them at 3/8 to retain the urn. To avoid disappointment, it may be wiser to pass on watching it and play a mobile cricket app instead.
World Cricket Championship is probably the best cricket game app around. This highly enjoyable game really allows you to feel the stadium come alive. It has high-quality graphics, professional commentary and you play with a team that you create with your friends. Players are armed with a wide range of cricket shots that no other cricket app can rival. When you hit a massive six, you can relive the glory by watching it in slow motion. Or if you get a great wicket you can check it out again with the action replay feature. Play alone or challenge friends to see who the cricket master is. You can also enter tournaments with other gamers around the world and rise up the leader boards. For cricket fans, this really is a must.
So whichever sport you’re getting excited about this summer, check out some of these great apps for your mobile to whet your appetite.