By Andrew Liszewski
You don’t get to play with your carefully crafted Mii, but Mattel’s Sonic Slam game lets you safely play a round of tennis indoors or out without the need for a Wii or a gaming console of any kind. It comes with two string-less rackets that feature built-in motion sensors and speakers so they can let you know when it’s time to swing. Basically you just have to listen for the returned ball to bounce and then time your swing motions properly. There are other game modes including hot potato and a singles match which has you playing against a virtual wall, and since it’s designed for kids there’s plenty of flashing lights and cartoon-y sound effects. $34.99 available directly from Mattel.