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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 Sharp X1 I'll show you double fault, you mustachio... wait, you look kinda familiar...
Tennis NES Selecting skill level
Tennis NES Doubles - In!

Promo Images

Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Game Boy Jul, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Génération 4 NES 1987 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Game Boy Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Tilt Game Boy Sep, 1990 17 out of 20 85
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
Power Play NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
NES Archives NES Jul 11, 2007 B- 67 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0


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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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    • 1987 - #2 Best NES Game '87

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