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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 Game Boy Advance A back and forth
Tennis NES It's In!
Tennis NES More doubles play
Tennis PC-88 Serving

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

Génération 4 NES 1987 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1987 10.2 out of 12 85
Power Play NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Game Boy Dec 01, 1989 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Imperium Gier Game Boy Apr 15, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 NES Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75 Wii Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Zero Game Boy Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
Official Nintendo Magazine Nintendo 3DS 2011 42 out of 100 42
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 19, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40


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


  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best NES Game '87

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