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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 Arcade Title screen
Tennis PC-88 Title screen
Tennis NES Serving
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 (4361)

Critic Reviews

Power Play Game Boy Apr, 1990 90 out of 100 90
Tilt Game Boy Sep, 1990 17 out of 20 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1987 10.2 out of 12 85
Power Play NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Imperium Gier Game Boy Apr 15, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Game Boy Dec, 1989 9 out of 12 75 NES Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75 Game Boy Aug 30, 2009 11 out of 20 55
IGN Wii Dec 18, 2006 5.5 out of 10 55
neXGam NES 2002 4.7 out of 10 47


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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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