MobyPoll: Which 5th generation (32-bit) console do you admire the most?

Super Tennis (SNES)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.5

The Press Says

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Computer and Video Games (CVG)
First of all there's the quite breathtaking speed of the game: you have to be quick of the mark to return those rocket-hot serves and follow them up with an almost limitless variety of moves. Then there's the cutesy graphics and quite superb sound - so good you'd almost swear you were there! Above all there's the unbelievable tension generated by the game. It's hard to explain, but you've just GOT to win! You'll do anything to dust your opponent, even if that means throwing tantrums to put him off the game! Forget the gentle sport of lawn tennis, Dan Maskell and all that - Super Tennis is a killer of a game and any hotshot Famicom owner who doesn't bust his balls for a copy should get his head examined. It's that good!
An essential purchase guaranteed to bring out the Annabel Croft in anyone!
Grafiken är helt okej och ljudeffekterna är mycket bra, men det är känslan av totalkontroll över den lille tennisvarelsen som gör det här spelet till det bästa tennisspelet någonsin. Och våga inte påstå något annat.
Power Play
Endlich darf ich mich halbwegs positiv über eine Sportsimulation auf dem Super Famicom äußern. Während die bisherigen Sportmodule eher Trauerspiele waren, gibt Super Tennis wieder Anlaß zur Hoffnung. Tonkin House hat eine gute, aber keine sensationelle Version des Tennis-Themas abgeliefert. Die Ausnahmestellung von "Final Match Tennis" auf der PC-Engine wird allerdings nicht im mindestens angekratzt. Die Präsentation ist lobenswert nüchtern und übersichtlich - und zum Glück komplett in Englisch. Ein paar mehr Gegner hätten's zwar sein dürfen, doch der Turniermodus samt (langem) Paßwort entschädigt ein wenig. Im Spiel an sich wird viel Vertrautes geboten. Man kommt schnell rein und flotte Ballwechsel gelingen schon nach Minuten. Dafür wird absoluten Profis zu wenig Fingerspitzengefühl beim Schlagen eingeräumt. Entweder trifft man den Ball (dann kommt er ganz gut) oder man verfehlt ihn. Geniale Millimeterarbeit wie bei Final Match Tennis wird nicht gefordert.
The Video Game Critic
Super Tennis offers plenty of bells and whistles, but its lackluster gameplay prevents it from greatness. The characters are rendered in a Japanese anime style, and the detailed courts come complete with ball boys and line judges. The oversized tennis ball is easy to follow, and pleasant music plays throughout the matches. The controls provide every shot you would need, including lobs, slices, and overhead smashes. Executing these shots is frustrating however. You have to hit the button at exactly the right time (not when it's bouncing), and you can't swing while on the run. I was also annoyed by the constant faults on the serves. You can select between single, doubles, or a tournament mode. Hard, lawn, and clay courts are available. Super Tennis has some nice features, but its core gameplay could use some work.