Pete Sampras Tennis

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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 Game Gear Playing on a hard court
Pete Sampras Tennis Game Gear Grass court in London
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis about to serve.. grass court
Pete Sampras Tennis Genesis the crowd cheers can get annoying at times

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis All-Stars" -- Working title

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A solid game, but far too short Genesis Luis Silva (13292)

Critic Reviews Genesis Oct 28, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Game Gear Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Consoles Plus Genesis Jun, 1994 89 out of 100 89
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA) Genesis 2004 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Genesis Jun, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Mega Fun Game Gear Oct, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Genesis Dec, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Video Games Game Gear Oct, 1994 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Genesis May, 1994 65 out of 100 65
Sega Force Genesis 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.
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