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SEGA Superstars Tennis (Nintendo DS)

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Description

Sega's many franchises come together for a tennis tournament spanning the varied worlds created by them in the last twenty years. Sixteen characters over fifteen different Sega game series are represented, as are ten different courts based on those same franchises.

Exhibition and Tournament modes are included in the game. The first is a simple vs mode, whereas the tournament allows the player to unlock new characters and courts over a series of matches and other challenges, all related to tennis but also drawing heavily on the video game represented. Singles and doubles can be played by either humans or AI, with the player being able to choose his or her doubles partner.

Version differences are notable, as the Wii game misses out on online play in exchange for three different control modes utilising the Wii Remote (much like in Wii Sports tennis, the Wii Remote and nunchuck or the Classic Controller. Online play is included in the 360 and PS3 versions.

Each character has a special move to aid them with their tennis match, relating to the character. For example, Beat from Jet Set Radio has a power that allows the ball to grind against the net and shoot off at a random point, making it difficult to return.

Minigames are included as both one-offs and part of the tournament. These include a Target-hitting game, The House of the Dead zombie killing game (hit moving zombies around a court before the timer runs out), a Space Harrier game, a Puyo Puyo game, a Virtua Cop game and a Samba De Amigo-related game.

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The Press Says

Norrköpings Tidningar Apr 01, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
neXGam 2008 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Daily Mar 25, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
SEGA-Portal.de Sep 20, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Purojuegos 2008 6.9 out of 10 69
IGN Mar 18, 2008 6.9 out of 10 69
GameZone Mar 27, 2008 6.6 out of 10 66
DarkZero Apr 02, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 25, 2008 10 out of 20 50
Game Revolution Jun 02, 2008 C- 42

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Keeper Garrett (968) added SEGA Superstars Tennis (Nintendo DS) on Apr 07, 2008
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