Games have been popping up all over social media, so this time, it is Snapchat's turn. Gatorade revealed a Serena Williams Match Point game. It isn't anything fancy, just a simple 8-bit game that can be played directly on the Snapchat app using the ESPN Discover channel.
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The game is also available online at SerenaMatchPoint.com. It features 22 levels, each one representing a Grand Slam match that Williams won. Everything within the game is pretty basic - all you have to do is tap on the left or right side of the ball to return that ball on that side. You do have to get your timing right. The game does try to help you with prompts of "too early" or "perfect" when you tap. If you have your sound turned up, you'll also get to hear the characteristic grunt.
The game is fairly easy and addictive, but it does get harder as you go - mostly because your opponents get better. If you don't win on any of your three serves, the game sends you back to your last checkpoint.
There are a few details that you will pick up on as you play, including that the outfit and hair look like it did when she played that particular game. You can also take screenshots of your game to send through Snapchat.
Level 23 will unlock on September 10, which happens to be the same day as the U.S. Open Women’s Finals, which could be Williams’ record-breaking 23rd major title win if she advances. The tournament begins today.
In order to play, you will have to swipe through some of ESPN's Discover channel stories. You'll see it pop up and then you can swipe up to play.
Gatorade, a major sponsor of Williams, describes the game as “the first multi-level video game playable on the Snapchat platform.”
This isn't the first time they have teamed with SnapChat. In fact, they had a filter that had over 160 million impressions, according to Digiday.