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Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis serving.. hard court
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis post-match stats
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis title screen
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis mixed doubles action..

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis All-Stars" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A solid game, but far too short Luis Silva (13294) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

The Press Says

Mean Machines Jun, 1994 93 out of 100 93
VicioJuegos.com Oct 28, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) 2004 8 out of 10 80
Sega-16.com Apr 05, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Dec, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Sega Force Sep 14, 1994 61 out of 100 61

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Trivia

Dizzy (of the Oliver twins' series) makes a cameo appearance as a piñata in the hidden (see Tips & Tricks) Crazy Tennis mode.
Syed GJ (1544) added Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis) on Mar 30, 2003
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