Tennis (Game Boy)

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Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. One player vs computer or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).

Players are controlled by the movement buttons, but while button A indicates a low hit, button B indicates a high one. You have the choice of four levels of computer AI, or two player via Game Boy link cable. The usual assortment of shots are available, including forehand and backhand, lobs and volleys when up close to the net.


Tennis Game Boy Playing along...
Tennis Game Boy Damn!
Tennis Game Boy Round begins
Tennis Game Boy I suck at this....

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Tenisu" -- Japanese title
  • "テニス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A time devourer Lukasz Gorski (13) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars
Quite good a game for a gameboy classic game. Jim Fun (222) unrated
Never been my cup of tea. Tomer Gabel (4353) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jul, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Total!! UK Magazine Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Power Play Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Imperium Gier Apr 15, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Dec 01, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Zero Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74 Aug 30, 2009 11 out of 20 55


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If you look closely at the umpire, he looks very similar to the flagship character for Nintendo, Mario.


  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best NES Game '87

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