It's tennis mayhem — Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis comes to Apple Arcade soon

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis Art
Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis Art (Image credit: Viacom International)

What you need to know

  • Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis is coming to the App Store soon.
  • Gamers will need to be Apple Arcade subscribers to take the game in.
  • The next big Apple Arcade title will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV.

Apple's game subscription service Apple Arcade is getting a new tennis game when Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis lands in the App Store soon. The game, which will be free of ads and in-app purchases, and gamers will be able to play on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV devices.

The new game, which doesn't yet have a release date, features some big-name characters including SpongeBob, Angelica, Rocko, Garfield, and more with players able to customize those characters with outfits and rackets that are earned through gameplay.


  • Play as your favorite classic characters from across the Nickelodeon universe!
  • Surprise your opponent with sudden serves and unique special moves
  • Earn outfits and rackets to customize your character, and level them up by earning experience on the court


  • Advance through unique challenges in story mode
  • Rise to the top of the leaderboards
  • Test your skills in multiplayer mode against real players!


  • Compete in iconic locations including Bikini Bottom, ZIM's secret base, and the TMNT rooftops
  • Collect power ups or throw hazards across the net at your opponent

Nickelodeon Extreme Tennis will only be available to Apple Arcade subscribers, whether they pay the monthly fee or get the service via the impressive Apple One subscription bundle. Priced at $4.99 per month, Apple Arcade gives gamers access to tons of titles across multiple devices — and unlike the rest of the App Store, none of the games have ads or in-app purchases to get in the way of the fun.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.