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Tournament Tennis

MobyRank MobyScore
ColecoVision
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Thomson TO
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4.0
DOS
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Description

Tournament Tennis is an early tennis game featuring or even creating many conventions that would become standard features in later tennis simulations. Matches can be played at quarter-final, semi-final or final level—winning at one level automatically moves the player to the next one. They can last for 3 or 5 sets, with a player requiring a 2-game lead to win a set, though a tie-break comes in at 6–6 in all but the final set.

The view is pseudo-3D, from above the court, and features a shadow on the ball to give its motion a more realistic appearance and make it easier to judge the ball's height. Spectators turn their heads to view the action, and ball boys run on to the court to retrieve dead balls. Shot speed, direction and spin can all be applied, and both forehand and backhand strokes are available.

Screenshots

Tournament Tennis DOS Ready to serve... (CGA with RGB monitor)
Tournament Tennis Sinclair QL Title screen
Tournament Tennis DOS Computer needs one more point to get the match (CGA with composite monitor)
Tournament Tennis Atari ST Set point

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis" -- Alternative US title
  • "Super Tennis" -- Thomson title
  • "Match Point" -- UK / Sinclair QL title
  • "Balle de Match" -- French title

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The Press Says

Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Sep, 1984 9 out of 10 90
Génération 4 Atari ST 1987 46 out of 100 46

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game merge? 3 Rola (7052)
Sep 18, 2012

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Contributed to by Trypticon (7327), Rola (7052), Martin Smith (63156), Scaryfun (11616) and Tomas Pettersson (19961)