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Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. One player vs computer or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).

Players are controlled by the movement buttons, but while button A indicates a low hit, button B indicates a high one. You have the choice of four levels of computer AI, or two player via Game Boy link cable. The usual assortment of shots are available, including forehand and backhand, lobs and volleys when up close to the net.


Tennis Sharp X1 Serving in a singles match
Tennis Sharp X1 Doubles match
Tennis Game Boy I suck at this....
Tennis Game Boy Round begins

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "Tenisu" -- Japanese title
  • "テニス" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

A time devourer Game Boy Lukasz Gorski (13)
Quite good a game for a gameboy classic game. Game Boy Jim Fun (222)
Never been my cup of tea. Game Boy Tomer Gabel (4354)

Critic Reviews

Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
The Games Machine (UK) Game Boy Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Imperium Gier Game Boy Apr 15, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com NES Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75
NES Archives NES Jul 11, 2007 B- 67
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Aug 30, 2009 11 out of 20 55
neXGam NES 2002 4.7 out of 10 47
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45
Mag'64 Nintendo 3DS Aug 28, 2011 4 out of 10 40
Retroage NES Nov 29, 2014 3.3 out of 10 33


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If you look closely at the umpire, he looks very similar to the flagship character for Nintendo, Mario.


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