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SEGA Superstars Tennis

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo DS
65
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Macintosh
...
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PlayStation 3
68
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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

Gameswelt PlayStation 3 Apr 02, 2008 78 out of 100 78
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Mar 21, 2008 78 out of 100 78
SegaFan.com PlayStation 2 Sep 22, 2008 7.7 out of 10 77
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 2 Apr 09, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Video Games Daily Wii Mar 25, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
PlayFrance PlayStation 3 Mar 31, 2008 7 out of 10 70
1UP PlayStation 3 Mar 18, 2008 B- 67
GBase - The Gamer's Base PlayStation 3 Apr 01, 2008 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 Apr 02, 2008 2.78 out of 6 64
Thunderbolt Games Xbox 360 Apr 30, 2009 6 out of 10 60

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