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Play singles and doubles exhibition games, knockout tournaments or go on a world tour, it's all here in this tennis sim. You can choose to play as the (then) world seed 1, Pete Sampras himself or choose from 29 other players.

The action is viewed from the traditional third-person viewpoint. A tutorial mode is provided to help you get used to the forehand, lob and drop shots on offer. Several venues from all over the world can be played on, on Hard, Grass and Clay courts.

This was the first and one of the very few Genesis games to be released with a J-Cart, which meant that four-way gameplay was possible without the need of special adapters – the cartridge had two built-in joypad connectors. The Game Gear version was equally inventive, allowing two players to share one Game Gear, or four players to play doubles by linking two machines.


Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis the crowd cheers can get annoying at times
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis about to serve.. grass court
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis post-match stats
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis argueing with the umpire!

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Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis All-Stars" -- Working title

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A solid game, but far too short Luis Silva (13630) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

Critic Reviews Oct 28, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Megablast Jun, 1994 82 out of 100 82 Apr 05, 2007 8 out of 10 80
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) 2004 8 out of 10 80
Play Time Jul, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Jun, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Video Games May, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Sega Force Sep 14, 1994 61 out of 100 61


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Dizzy (of the Oliver twins' series) makes a cameo appearance as a piñata in the hidden (see Tips & Tricks) Crazy Tennis mode.
Syed GJ (1689) added Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis) on Mar 30, 2003
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