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Tennis

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy
80
3.6
Game Boy Advance
...
4.5
NES
65
2.9
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Tennis Arcade Gameplay (attract mode)
Tennis Game Boy Round begins
Tennis Game Boy Between sets (well not quite :-))
Tennis NES Title Screen

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 (4367)

The Press Says

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Game Boy Jul, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Game Boy Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1987 10.2 out of 12 85
The Games Machine (UK) Game Boy Sep, 1990 82 out of 100 82
VideoGame Game Boy Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Wii Dec 18, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45
Retroage Game Boy Jan 28, 2008 4 out of 10 40
Retroage NES Nov 29, 2014 3.3 out of 10 33

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Trivia

Mario

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

Awards

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

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