27 September 2020

Virtua Tennis 4 Trophy Guide

Trophy Roadmap:

Difficulty: 5/10. 
Estimated time to Platinum: 30 – 40 hours. 
Missable trophies: 3 
Bronze Famous, Silver Accomplished & Gold Ultimate Star“. 
Glitched trophies: None. 
Difficulty related: None. 
Playthrough: 5 (3+ World Tour / 1 Arcade Singles / 1 Arcade Doubles). 

Introduction:

Welcome to the Virtua Tennis 4 Trophy Guide! {introduction}

Roadmap:

Step 1: Practice Mode
Play Practice Mode and pop 30 balloons for Bronze Ballon Pooper.

Step 2: World Tour Casual – First Playthrough
Start the World Tour on Casual difficulty to get  Bronze World Debut. During your first playthrough focus on getting used to the layout and how to complete the levels.
Collect as many Stars as possible for Bronze 100 Stars and you’ll most likely obtain Bronze Famous (350) & Silver Accomplished (550). 

During this playthrough you should also have in mind the Trophies attached to the Mini-Games. These are available from the Main-Menu Party Mode, so again it’s no big deal if you do not get them.
They are:
Bronze Great Sniper
Bronze Mother Hen
Bronze Hat Tricker
Bronze Bomb Fiend
Bronze
Wind Master
Bronze Wall Wiz
Whilst playing the Mini-Games you’ll get Stars & Money to help contribute. You’ll also rank up your abilities which leads to Bronze My Style.

The following will also come naturally as you progress through your first playthrough:- Bronze 10 Wins
Bronze Loving It
Bronze
Endless Rally
Bronze
Crowd Pleaser
Bronze
All-Out Player
Bronze
Rocker Server

Bronze Best Stroker & Bronze Volley Master should also come during your first playthrough; however should they not give them a little more concentration during playthrough two.
At the end you’ll receive Bronze World Tour Cleared!.

Step 3: World Tour Casual – Second Playthrough
This time concentrate on getting all the Stars possible. You should be able to make all the little tournaments that you failed to reach on your first playthrough. By the end of you second tour you should have around 300 Stars to be on track.
Hire as many Agents as possible to get more Stars during this playthrough (They’ll be available in your second tour).

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
Gold Ultimate Star
Bronze 20 Awards!

Step 3a: World Tour Casual – First Playthrough
This will be just in case you missed any of the above, but is mainly for “Good Partner”, which should come within your first tour of this playthrough.

You may also need to use this one in order to boost your earnings. Just play this playthrough until you get your third partner and then leave a saved game so you can come back to it if you do not achieve enough earning whilst on your way to “Online Master“.

During this step you’ll earn these trophies:
Bronze Good Partner
Bronze Shopaholic
Bronze Marathon Runner
Bronze Swing Machine

Step 4: Arcade Mode
Play the Singles Arcade Mode on any difficulty and do not lose a single set. Your opponents will get harder as you progress, so use your first opponent to get your Drop Shots Points that count for Bronze Medal Collector. To get this you’ll need to vary your winning shots.
During your matches, try to hit as many Volleys, Smashes & Supershots as possible and you should also obtain the other miscellaneous trophies.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
BronzeArcade Hero
Bronze Arcade Star
Bronze Pushing it to the MAX!
Bronze Arcade Beginner
Bronze Doubles Beginner
Bronze Grand Slammer
Bronze Doubles Grand Slamme
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Silver Great King
Silver Super Player
Silver Big Hitter
Gold Power Smash

Step 5: Miscellaneous
You will simply need to play 10 Exhibition Matches and use the Party Mode from the Main Menu.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Bronze Exhibitionist
Silver Poker Face
Silver Moneybags

Step 6: Online
Online can be boosted easily, however I had 23 Hrs of Online play when this Trophy popped for me…. This involved a LOT of boosting.
You will also gain money for playing Ranked Matches whilst playing online.

During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Bronze Tycoon

Bronze Online Debut
Bronze First Online Victory
Bronze Online Streak
Silver Online Veteran
Gold Online Master
40-platinum Tennis God


Trophy Guide:

1L75c775Tennis God
Collect every trophy

Platinum – As always, will be obtained once all others are achieved.

2L1ac2b7Arcade Beginner
Clear a stage in Arcade Mode

Simply complete a stage in Singles Arcade Mode – Difficulty doesn’t matter.

2L1ac2b7Doubles Beginner
Clear a stage in Arcade Mode Doubles

Simply complete a stage in Doubles Arcade Mode – Difficulty doesn’t matter.

2L1ac2b7Grand Slammer
Clear a stage in Arcade Mode Doubles

Simply complete Singles Arcade Mode – Difficulty doesn’t matter.

2L1ac2b7Doubles Grand Slammer
Clear Doubles Mode

Simply complete Doubles Arcade Mode – Difficulty doesn’t matter.

20L35ad35Great King upscale-245262160018212
Defeat the King in Arcade Mode Singles

To get King as an opponent you need to not lose a single set on your way to him. People have reported that you can not allow any match to go to Deuce and that you have to get 5 out of 6 Gold Medals. King shows up as the 5th opponent and he’s tough. The tactic most used was to be very aggressive, serve in the angle to push him as far as possible and follow to the net with a Volley/Smash. Avoid staying on the baseline because he can hit the ball really hard or make some Dropshots. Slice as much you can by using  to prevent him from attacking, and rush to the net. The return games are much more difficult but fortunately you don’t need to win by a break, so focus on your 2 service games. The game allows you to restart the match as many times as you want.

2L1ac2b7Arcade Star
Achieve a player score of 5,000,000 points

See Bronze Arcade Hero.

2L1ac2b7Arcade Hero
Achieve a player score of 7,770,000 points

After each match you get bronze, silver, or gold medals that give you points depending on the winning shots you made. You need 10 of each for a Gold Medal (Volleys, Smashes, Lobs/Dropshots, Groundstrokes, Supershots & Max Serves). As posted in the Roadmap use your first opponent as you “Guiney Pig”, and keep it at “Deuce” for approx 20 occasions.
I played on normal and I finished my first match with 3,500,000 points this way and put me well on the way to earning the trophy.

2L1ac2b7Medal Collector
Earn three Points Won medals

As said in Arcade Hero; after each match on Arcade Mode you earn medals related to the number of shots you made in the following categories:

  • Volleys
  • Smashes
  • Lobs/Dropshots
  • Groundstrokes
  • Supershots
  • Max Serves
2L1ac2b7Balloon Popper
Pop 30 balloons in Practice Mode

Self Explanatory – Select PRACTICE from the main menu and pop 30 balloons.

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2L1ac2b7Exhibitionist
Play 10 Exhibition Matches

Self Explanatory – Play 10 Exhibition Matches. Set it to one match games to speed it up.

2L1ac2b7Great Sniper
Achieve a 5x Combo in Clay Shooting

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode – You’ll probably get it without even trying; as long as you don’t use the  Button.
A tip for this is not to use the direction controller when hitting the ball and just simply keep pressing and holding .

2L1ac2b7Mother Hen
Deliver at least 10 chicks simultaneously to their mother in Egg Collector

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory – It’s easier on Level One as the balls are hit at you slower – Just remember to stay away from the gates until you have the 10.

2L1ac2b7Hat Tricker
Score 3 goals in a row in Ace Striker

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory – It’s easier on Level One as the goalie is slower and there’s no defenders.

20L35ad35Poker Face upscale-245262160018212
Get 10 royal straight flushes in Royal Poker

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode. Much easier than it seems, it’s just a bit more time consuming than the other mini-games as you need to be on level 4 to even get the right cards to appear.
You don’t need to get the 10 Royal Flushes on the same game session as it accumulative. For people who do not know what a Royal Flush is; it is a Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten of the same suit.
If they are not the same suit then it is classed as a straight, so will not count.

2L1ac2b7Bomb Fiend
Detonate 20 bombs in the opponent’s court in Bomb Match

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory – Use the  for better control – You don’t need to detonate them all on the same game session.

20L35ad35Moneybags upscale-245262160018212
Collect 1000 coins in Coin Match

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory & Accumulative – It just takes a while to get that many coins.

2L1ac2b7Wind Master
Pop 3 balloons in one Wind Match

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory – Aim for the middle of the court with the .

2L1ac2b7Wall Whiz
Hit a wall 5 times with the ball in one Wall Match

This mini-game can be played in the World Tour or Party mode.
Self Explanatory – Use the  for better control – Try to keep at least two walls up. This is not accumulative.

2L1ac2b7World Debut
Participate in the World Tour

Self Explanatory – Start World Tour and the Trophy will popup.

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2L1ac2b7World Tour Cleared!
Clear the game

Clear the World Tour and the Trophy will popup no matter how many stars you have.
This will take you through four seasons to participate in the continents biggest events. It does not matter how good or bad you are at this, as you’ll still get it.

2L1ac2b7Famous
Become: Famous

Missable
Get 340 stars in the World Tour.
See Gold Ultimate Star.

20L35ad35Accomplished upscale-245262160018212
Become: Accomplished

Missable
Get 550 stars in the World Tour.
See Gold Ultimate Star.

22Lff65e1Ultimate Star Gold
Become: Ultimate Star

Missable
Get 750 stars in the World Tour
As in the Roadmap, use the second season to really go for it. This way you’ll understand the mechanisms of the game and how to gain the most stars.
Don’t worry about money whilst going for this and focus on the activities that give stars; hire as many Agents as possible (they’re available from season 2) and they’ll give you bonus stars for 7 days. There are two different types of Agents available and also cost different. Try to always have a RED agent as they give you a better bonus.
If you get 750+ Stars by the end of basically the US Open, there will be a 5th season where you can get even more stars and dollars. Your final opponent is King.
You can view your status by selecting “SPT Rating”.

2L1ac2b7Good Partner
Acquire 3 doubles partners

In the World Tour, a famous player will sometimes challenge you to a Vs Mini-Game. Just beat him and he’ll become your doubles partner.
If you miss one, don’t worry, your partners carry over across playthroughs – Usually gained at a rate of 1 per Tour.

2L1ac2b7My Style
Acquire a play style

Whilst playing the Mini-Games you’ll rank up your abilities. This can be obtained when you’ve reached level 10 on one of the four abilities. This will come naturally.

2L1ac2b7100 Stars!
Earn 100 stars

In the World Tour you gain stars doing various activities or taking part in the tournaments. This will come naturally.

2L1ac2b720 Awards!
Earn 20 awards

SPT Awards carry over across playthroughs and will be obtained when you clear a the continent that you’re playing on.
SPT Awards are obtained by being the following through that continent:

  • Season MVP
  • Spedy Finish Award
  • MAX Serve Award
  • Smash Point Award
  • Super Shot Point Award
  • Charity Event Award
2L1ac2b7Tycoon
Earn 1,000,000 in total prize money

Money is accumulative. You do not have to have $1.000.000 available. You just need to have earned it through your whole career.
Money is gained whilst playing Ranked Matches online, so do not worry too much as Gold Online Master will probably take you longer.
This can be grinded out later by playing another World Tour should you need too.

2L1ac2b7Shopaholic
Purchase 50 types of items in the Kit Catalogue

Bought items carry over across playthroughs. You will need less than $300,000 to buy 50 items (depending on their price). Feel free to spend all your cash, this trophy doesn’t conflict with Bronze Tycoon as explained above.

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2L1ac2b7Online Debut
Play online with a customised character

Self Explanatory – Just create someone and play an online game with him/her.

2L1ac2b7First Online Victory
Win a Ranked Match

See Bronze Online Streak.

2L1ac2b7Online Streak
Win three consecutive Ranked Matches

Self Explanatory – Can be difficult and take a long time to obtain due to the Network Issues. Your streak will be restarted should the Network crash, or you pull out of the game. If you pull out before selecting a character it will not reset.
The best way I have found to play this game is to quick serve right across court and then run to the net for a smash.

20L35ad35Online Veteran upscale-245262160018212
Log 10 hours of online play time

Self Explanatory – Very time consuming, but can be boosted

22Lff65e1Online Master Gold
Reach Rank A

The most time consuming Trophy of all – You will start your online career at XP level G5 and you will need to work your way up the alphabet and take the numbers from 5 down to 1. When you get to level A5 the Trophy will pop.
It’s literally just a matter of time before you get this Trophy as all online gaming will give you some sort of XP, even if you lose. You will need a total of 8050xp in order to reach rank A5 – credit stuart1044.
A way of not even trying, but will take you ages, is to get onto the Network screen and just keep pressing . This will take you in and out of games and play, without you getting kicked. This will take a long time however, so be prepared to do this every evening for a week or two…..

Below details a number of different ways that can speed up the online boosting process – credit superpj

Here’s how you progress through the rankings:
G5, G4, G3, G2, G1, F5, F4, F3, F2, F1, … … … A5, A4, A3, A2, A1 (A5 is enough for Rank A).


You gain XP whether you win or lose a game:
Friendly match: 6xp per won game and 5xp per lost game (tx dudevid)
Ranked game: 7xp per won game and 6xp per lost game (tx boris)


So make a Friendly match of 5 sets & 6 games without tie-breaker and conclude with a score of 6-5/5-6/6-5/5-6/6-5. Both of you will get over 300 points. The match lasts at least 50 minutes so it may be wise to play only 2 or 3 sets instead, in case you lose your connection (tx nsync).


You can grind either actively or passively (credits Dudevid).
1/ Passive grinding (the match lasts around 1hr 50m but you do not have to do anything):
Don’t do anything. The players will serve automatically after 10 seconds and the match will end in 1hr 50m (approx).
Each set lasts around 22m with auto serve.


2/ Active grinding – 1st method (lasts less than 1hr):
Just throw aces.


3/ Active grinding – 2nd method (lasts less than 50m):
Speed things up by skipping the “replay” video after each point. To do this, instead of making aces, let your opponent win the point. Why? Because if you make an ace, it triggers the replay. If your opponent wins the point by just pressing , there’s no replay.
A 5-Set match goes down from over an hour to less than 50m.

2L1ac2b710 Wins!
Win 10 matches

Self Explanatory – This can be obtained through any of your playthroughs. It will come naturally.

2L1ac2b7Loving It!
Win 10 Love games

Self Explanatory – You have to win the match without losing a point. Can be done in any play mode.

20L35ad35Big Hitter upscale-245262160018212
Hit 250 MAX Serves

To hit a max serve to need to wait until your serve power meter is at its maximum. Use   or  whilst doing this.
Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

2L1ac2b7Pushing it to the MAX!
Hit four consecutive MAX serves

Some people have found this quite difficult to get as the online serving is somewhat differently timed to the offline. I got it as described in the Roadmap whilst racking up the points on the first Arcade Mode character.

22Lff65e1Power Smash! Gold
Hit 250 smashes

To hit a smash try and get your opponent to attempt a lob and then press  – This is usually done by net play.
Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

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2L1ac2b7Endless Rally!
Sustain a rally for 30 shots

Play an exhibition match on easy mode and just keep pressing without touching . The computer won’t even try to make a winner, so can be easily earned in a couple of minutes. You may even get this naturally against a tougher opponent.

20L35ad35Super Player upscale-245262160018212
Hit 100 super shots

To make a Super Shot fill your power bar full by doing the shots that your player is known for, and then press the .
Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

2L1ac2b7Crowd Pleaser
Hit a running shot

Run and hit the ball – You should get this without trying.

2L1ac2b7All-Out Player
Hit a diving shot

Hit the ball from far away – You should get this without trying.

2L1ac2b7Rocket Server
Hit a serve at 200km/h (124.3mph) or faster

A MAX Serve triggers this. See Bronze Pushing it to the MAX!

2L1ac2b7Marathon Runner
Run 42km (26mi)

Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

2L1ac2b7Swing Machine
Swing 5000 times

Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

2L1ac2b7Best Stroker
Win 100 points with ground strokes

Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

2L1ac2b7Volley Master
Win 100 points with volleys

Accumulative Offline – You’ll get this eventually whilst aiming for other Trophies.

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