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Tie Break

Genre
Perspective
Sport
Misc
MobyRank MobyScore
ZX Spectrum
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CDTV
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5.0
Amiga
70
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Description

This tennis simulation uses a top-down scrolling perspective. You are not in control of the player's motion, but once he gets close to the ball, shot selection is down to you. Standard shots plus topspin, lobs and stop volleys are available, by pushing the joystick in the right direction as you aim the shot.

The game supports up to 16 players in singles matches on a variety of court surfaces. It includes all of the major world tournaments - the four Grand Slam events at Melbourne, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and New York, plus the Davis Cup and Masters events. An early attempt at TV-style coverage is offered.

Screenshots

Tie Break Commodore 64 Player 1 now has the advantage.
Tie Break Commodore 64 Starting a match
Tie Break ZX Spectrum Credits
Tie Break DOS Serving (VGA).

Alternate Titles

  • "Adidas Tennis Championship" -- Pre-release title
  • "Adidas Championship Tie-Break" -- Spectrum / Amstrad title
  • "Adidas Championship Tie Break" -- Ocean Release title

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The Press Says

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Mar, 1990 10 out of 12 83
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Nov, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Power Play Atari ST 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1990 78 out of 100 78
Power Play Commodore 64 Aug, 1990 77 out of 100 77
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Jul, 1990 76 out of 100 76
Micro News Amiga May, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 75
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 May, 1990 8.8 out of 12 73
Zzap! Amiga Aug, 1990 67 out of 100 67
Atari ST User Atari ST Sep, 1990 65 out of 100 65

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