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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 Game title
Tennis Game Boy Playing along...
Tennis Game Boy Between sets (well not quite :-))
Tennis Game Boy Damn!

Promo Images

Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis-e" -- e-Reader 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 (252) unrated
Never been my cup of tea. Tomer Gabel (4642) 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
Video Games Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Tilt Sep, 1990 17 out of 20 85
The Games Machine (UK) Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
VideoGame Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Dec, 1989 9 out of 12 75
Zero Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Retroage Jan 28, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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


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