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SEGA Superstars Tennis (Xbox 360)

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MobyRank
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2.8
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Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.8
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.8


The Press Says

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82
Gamesmania
Ich stehe Funsportspielen ja immer ein wenig skeptisch gegenüber, da ich letztlich doch nach kurzer Zeit wieder bei den ernstzunehmenden Sportsimulationen lande, doch Sega Superstar Tennis ist eine willkommene Abwechslung und ein sehr spaßiges Tennisspiel geworden. Dank der Mithilfe der Virtua Tennis-Entwickler kann der sportliche Bereich durchaus überzeugen, auch wenn ich mir noch ein paar mehr Schlagnuancen gewünscht hätte. Toll ist auch der Einbau vieler bekannter Segahelden. Alle Charaktere sind knuffig eingefangen und zusammen mit den an Segaspielen angelehnten Schauplätzen werden vor allem ältere Videospielzocker viel Spaß mit ihren langjährigen Helden haben. Typisch für ein Funsportspiel ist die Langzeitmotivation im Solomodus allerdings schnell ausgereizt, spielt ihr aber gerne über Xbox Live oder habt einen tennisbegeisterten Freund griffbereit, gibt es keinen Grund, die Sega Superstars nicht zu sich nach Hause einzuladen.
80
SEGA-Portal.de
SEGA Superstars Tennis lässt die Herzen der Fans höher schlagen. Sumo Digital verwöhnt uns bei diesem Titel mit viel Liebe zum Detail, haufenweise Anspielungen und Cameos sowie einer schlichtweg ausgezeichneten Präsentation, die das Flair der Klassiker bestens einfängt. Nur eines darf man nicht erwarten: ein Virtua Tennis in neuer Optik, denn dessen Spieltiefe ist hier nicht gegeben. Ansonsten ist SEGA Superstars Tennis ein gelungenes Zusammentreffen zahlreicher SEGA-Helden.
80
The Review Busters
What Nintendo did for “easy to pick up” golf, Sega did the same for tennis. Sega Superstar Tennis is probably the best tennis game out there today. There are a few controller issues and the mission stages to start to get tedious after awhile. If you’re either a tennis or Sega fan I highly recommend this game.
80
V2.fi
En ihmettelisi, enkä pistäisi tämän perusteella pahaksenikaan, mikäli seuraavana olisi vuorossa vaikka Sega Superstars Golf. Kunhan laatu ja pelattavuus pidetään vähintään samalla tasolla, eikä livetä liukuhihnatuotantoon. Kierrätystäkään ei tarvitsisi paljon tehdä, sillä Segan valikoimassa on vielä monta hahmoa ja peliä, joita voisi hyödyntää.
80
MS Xbox World
SST is a decent foray into the tennis genre, but rather than rely on the basic game, throws lots of diversity into the mix with its mini games and challenges. For me this worked really well as the additional games added a lot of personality to proceedings as well as provided some much loved nostalgia. If you are looking for a decent party game or have a fondness for SEGA characters then SST is well worthy of your time. If you are just looking for a game to while away the hours then I suggest renting first.
78
Xbox360Achievements
This is a good, fun game that any Sega fan will love - for a while. Once the challenges have been completed once, and you have played it for a few hours on multiplayer, I am just not sure that it has the staying power that is needed. It's one of the games that you will put in your console occasionally and enjoy it, but you won't put in the console that regularly. Kids will love playing it, and it's a good game to play when relaxing with some mates round. Other than that, the game is too short/easy. However, while you're playing it, you will be enjoying it, which is more than can be said for many games out there.
78
Gameswelt
Wer den Tennissport nicht immer nur von seiner bierernsten Seite sehen will, sollte unbedingt mal einen Blick auf 'Sega Superstars Tennis' werfen. Dieses ebenso witzig inszenierte wie kurzweilige Spiel zieht schon alleine aufgrund der detailverliebten Grafik so manchen Sportmuffel in seinen Bann. Leider fehlt es letztendlich dann doch an Tiefgang und einige kleine Macken verhindern den Sprung bis ganz oben in die Wertungsregionen. Sollte man sich dennoch mal angeschaut und vor allem angespielt haben – die Chance ist groß, dass man den Controller nicht mehr so schnell weglegt.
76
Xboxdynasty (XD)
Nach der ersten halben Stunde mag „Sega Superstars Tennis“ den ein oder anderen Spieler zwar enttäuschen, wer aber am Ball bleibt, der kann ein ganz nettes Partyspiel für sich entdecken. Auch der Karrieremodus kann durch seine netten Minispiele überzeugen. Das war es dann aber auch schon. Wer alleine gegen die K.I. Tennisspielen möchte, der sollte eher auf andere Spiele zurückgreifen. Kleine Kinder und jene, die ein spaßiges Spiel für zwischendurch suchen, sind hier genau richtig. Ob das Preisleistungsverhältnis allerdings stimmt, wagen wir zu bezweifeln.
75
XboxFrance
Au final, Sega Superstar Tennis est une excellente surprise. S'appuyant sur une prise en main immédiate et une exploitation judicieuse des plus grandes licences de Sega, le titre de Sumo Digital séduit par le fun qu'il procure et l'excellence de sa réalisation graphique et sonore. S'appuyant sur un mode solo consistant, bien qu'un peu répétitif, et des options multijoueurs off ou online nombreuses et variées, le titre de Sega permet une initiation sans prise du tête au tennis, faisant de lui le compagnon idéal pour les débutants. Les nombreux fans de la marque accueilleront également cet hommage aux plus grandes licences de la firme au hérisson bleu avec enthousiasme.
75
Game Informer Magazine
I've been pretty hard on Sonic and many of his compatriots in recent years. Okay, so the gang isn't exactly on par with Super Smash Bros. in terms of star power. However, this new tennis title manages to present gamers with some solid, casual sports entertainment.
75
Video Games Daily
This is one of those games that everyone is going to get something different out of, and provided you're not expecting anything like a serious tennis sim then I think most gamers will be pleasantly surprised overall. Despite a couple of dodgy missions and a couple of areas where the IP isn't exploited to its full potential, there's some lovely gaming stuff in here whether you're a Sega obsessive or not.
75
IC-Games
Sega Superstars Tennis is a strange beast to review. Some of the themed games work well, for example we enjoyed the nods to Virtua-Cop, Golden Axe and dare we say it, even some of the Sonic the Hedgehog games held our attention well. Other themed events like Out-Run didn’t work so well or offer enough to even warrant their inclusion. If you’re a fan of Sega though you’ll simply love what Sumo have done with Superstars and the online tennis matches will certainly keep you coming back for more once you have lapped up the Superstars mode.
75
TeamXbox
All told, SEGA Superstars Tennis is a dream for SEGA fanboys everywhere. It’s an entertaining romp down memory lane for anyone who’s ever owned a Saturn or Dreamcast. The minigames are a great little waste of time as well, and rarely feel old. Ironically, it’s the actual tennis mechanics that really weigh the title down. The simplified gameplay is almost too watered down, taking most of the skill out of the game and leaving players feeling like they’re just going through the motions. Casual gamers looking to relive the days of gaming past will be hard pressed to find a reason to stay away from SEGA Superstars Tennis. Everyone else will be hard pressed to find a reason to stick around.
74
Cheat Code Central
In the end, Sega Superstars Tennis is a pleasant surprise. Those thinking the little blue guy had nothing left are sorely mistaken, as he does serve up a pretty good game of tennis. Fans of either classic Sega or Virtua Tennis will immediately feel comfortable with this title and find more than enough to satisfy them. Others may become bored with the repetitive mini-games. Regardless, Sega Superstars Tennis is worth a look because although for some the fun may not last, there is still a good time to be had.
74
XBox Front
Kurzweiliger Tennis-Spaß für Groß und Klein, SEGA-Fan solltet ihr aber sein. Mit diesem Reim beenden wir auch zeitgleich die Testphase von SEGA Superstars Tennis. Es hat Spaß gemacht, den kleinen Igel über den Platz zu schicken, aber lange fesseln kann der Titel nicht. Für SEGA-Fans oder solche, die ohnehin nur mit Freunden vor der heimischen Konsole spielen kann man den Titel sicherlich empfehlen, ausgebufften Zockern hingegen wird schnell langweilig.
73
Console Monster
If you are a SEGA nut like me, you will adore many aspects found in SEGA Superstars Tennis. You will also leave the experience however wanting more in both single player and online. Although a lovely premise harking to heartfelt memories gone by, it fails to live up to my desires, which is a shame when it is so very close to doing so. The core mechanics are there, the atmosphere is there in the bucket load, but the total experience I was looking for alas has slipped by.
72
Game Informer Magazine
Sega Superstars Tennis is by no means amazing, but it should manage to satisfy Sega and tennis fans alike.
70
Gamestyle
Sega Superstars Tennis does have its problems. There are times when we feel we could've reached the ball if our character wasn't so lazy, the character roster could be bigger and the over-reliance on mini-games as opposed to actual tennis matches in the single player career is disappointing. Still, there are very few tennis games on the Xbox 360 at the moment, and while hardened fans of the sport may want to hold off for Top Spin 3, Sega fans will lap this fan service up.
70
DarkZero
In all honesty, the simplification of the controls and hit-miss nature of the superstar mode mean that Sega Superstar Tennis isn’t quite as good as the tennis masterclass that was Virtua Tennis 3. Multiplayer games with friends are always good fun, but I can’t see this taking over from Mario Kart or Pro Evolution Soccer in most people’s lives. However, if you’re the kind of person who died a little when the Dreamcast failed, can hum Magical Sound Shower in their sleep and know exactly what I’m on about when I mention UK:Resistance, then you’ll get a huge kick out of the sheer amount of fan service on display. It’s a glimpse of what a world would be like should Sega have managed to keep their finances in check. A happy world, with blue skies… and a competent game of tennis to boot.
70
Totally Gaming Network
For Sega fans though, this is something of a nice little collectable game of tennis that will bring a smile of recognition and reminiscence to your face unless you’ve got a heart of stone. Tennis purists might scoff at the abject cartoonishness of it all, but in reality there’s not really that much difference between the tennis dynamics here or in Virtua Tennis (except Andy Murray wouldn’t be capable of firing off a volley of bananas to defeat an opponent). All in all this is a pleasing little game dusted with a fair amount of addictiveness, and with a bucketload of little quirks and depths to keep you playing for quite some time.
69
Play.tm
I was happy to spend some time with the game, and certainly had some fun. But ultimately I wanted to play a proper Virtua Tennis game again. I know this would easily appeal to more members of my family. And now the consoles are back in the living room it seems like an ideal opportunity to get granny and grandpa involved in some centre court action. Persuading them onto Sega Tennis Superstars will be considerably harder. I guess at the end of the day, the new Beetle just served as a reminder of what a good car the Golf is. Content over style is the decider again for me.
69
GameZone
It could’ve been better, but on the same token, it could’ve been a lot worse. The online isn’t perfect with lag and a lack of players to play with, but it sure can be fun when everything clicks. The best part about Sega Superstars Tennis is being able to play against your friend with Sonic and your favorite Sega characters.
67
1UP
And that's the thing: At one point in time, all of these characters and franchises were just as beloved as Nintendo's by Genesis, Saturn, and Dreamcast diehards, and while it's always tempting with these games to demand even more of that delicious fan service (and there's definitely more room here for expanded content), those Sega fans are the guys and girls who will be most pleased with this game. It's just a shame that, due to Sega's mismanagement of its properties over the last decade or so, Superstars Tennis comes too late to fully resonate with today's gaming audience
65
GBase - The Gamer's Base
Die Bewertung von SEGA Superstars Tennis fällt mir wahrlich nicht leicht. Auf der einen Seite steigern die einfache Spielbarkeit, die überaus charmanten Charaktere und die stimmig inszenierten Partien merklich den Spielspass. Auf der anderen Seite trüben das monotone Gameplay, die langweiligen Minispiele und die begrenzte Spieldauer das positive Bild. Vergleichbar ist SEGA Superstars Tennis durchaus mit dem kürzlich erschienenen FIFA Street 3, welches ungefähr dieselben Eigenschaften aufwies und von uns mit einer Kaufempfehlung für jene bedacht wurde, die sich für kurzweiliges Hinterhof-Gekicke interessieren. Analog mein Rat für das neueste Werk von Sumo Digital: SEGA- und Arcade-Tennis-Fans sollten sich den Titel sicherlich anschauen und werden auch ein längeres Wochenende damit Spass haben. Der Rest setzt sich lieber mit der ernsteren Alternative Virtua Tennis 3 auseinander.
65
Jeuxvideo.com
SEGA Superstars Tennis est fun à jouer, visuellement accrocheur et particulièrement sympa à plusieurs. Il n'a parallèlement rien de plus qu'un jeu de tennis arcade de base et souffre de quelques limites tactiques qui poussent le joueur à répéter sans arrêt les mêmes coups. Pourtant, il s'impose comme un assez bon titre sur le support, que l'on soit fan de Sega ou pas.
65
Worth Playing
Ultimately, Sega Superstars Tennis is the type of game that even nostalgia buffs will find difficult to love. The courts are fun, fanciful, and take you back to games that you forgot that you loved. The music is equally good, with tracks from classic games that are sure to bring the memories flooding back. The game is even fun at first, until you hit the curse of repetitive gameplay and inconsistent AI, which is where it all falls apart. Games are designed, first and foremost, to be fun and to keep you coming back for more. Sadly, this title is so frustrating that there will likely come a time when you are cheated out of a match, and you'll remove it from the disc tray, never to play it again. Even with its new discount price, this is a game for only the most hardcore Sega and tennis fans, and even those folks would likely be better served elsewhere. A lot like Anna Kournikova's career, this one starts out promising, but flames out pretty quickly.
64
Computer Bild Spiele
Keine verbissenen Grundlinienduelle, kein langweiliges Serve-and-Volley. Die Sega-Helden hauen sich die Filzbälle gegenseitig um die Ohren wie Geschosse und greifen immer wieder tief in die Trickkiste. Das Ganze ist eher spektakulär als realistisch und wäre wegen der variantenarmen Steuerung auch schnell langweilig, gäbe es nicht die Turniere mit den einfallsreichen Aufgaben. So kommen vor allem Solospieler, die für jeden Erfolg mit Extras belohnt werden, auf ihre Kosten. Der Rest ist „befriedigend“.
64
Power Unlimited
Je moet wel een enorme SEGA fanaat zijn, en per se met de bekende personages willen tennissen om hier fun aan te beleven. De game op zich is echt niet goed genoeg.
64
Planet Xbox 360
The real problem with Sega Superstars Tennis is really that it is aimed at kids who are too young to remember most of these characters and casual gamers who could care less. Gamers who fondly remember these classic characters are not likely to sit around and play minigames and mediocre arcade tennis for hours on end.
60
Thunderbolt Games
Even as someone who will make strange proclamations about JGR being the greatest game of all time, I understand that the series is dormant for now. So without relevant characters, we’re left with a tennis game that’s dysfunctional and a list of superb mini-games. For the low price you’ll be able to find it at, Sega Superstars Tennis is at the very least worth the nostalgia ridden torment it will cause you.
60
UOL Jogos
"Sega Superstars Tennis" é um jogo de esporte casual que acaba se apoiando mais em minigames periféricos do que no evento principal, deixando a experiência um tanto quanto rasa e repetitiva, principalmente para os donos do Wii, que não contam com o modo online. Os fãs da Sega, ao menos, terão um incentivo maior colecionando todos os personagens e bônus que fazem referência aos inúmeros jogos clássicos da história da empresa.
60
Avid Gamer
We may seem overly harsh but while SEGA Superstars Tennis is generally a well polished game, it falls into the trap of resting on its laurels. It eventually becomes a grind, a repetitive experience which begins as addictive fun but becomes clear in intensions. It could do better, but again it could have done a lot worse.
60
GameSpy
Sega Superstars Tennis isn't a bad game, it's just that it offers little to differentiate it from Virtua Tennis 3 outside of the inclusion of classic Sega characters. The controls may have been simplified a bit, but this essentially boils the tennis experience down to a war of attrition where victory is decided by how long you are willing to volley the ball back and forth. It's hardly a compelling reason to shell out more cash for a game that falls short of the pre-existing VT3.
60
PlayDevil
"SEGA Superstars Tennis" is by no means a disaster, its just pretty average as a game. The controls are too simplistic, yet far too difficult at the same time. The graphics are average, the sound is like a high-quality N64 game, with little variation in speech samples, and the choice of Sega games is sometimes questionable. The core gameplay and Superstars mode, however, are solid, and the multiplayer (if you can find anyone) is also fun to play. Overall, if you have young (or older) kids, they may enjoy the game, even if the characters and levels are out of pretty random games.
25
Game Revolution
Better yet, what about just a compilation of Sega classics? You know, something that usually cost half the price of most full retail games? Wait a minute, why am I playing a tennis game anyway?! And that’s exactly what will be going through your head. If the actual tennis wasn’t tedious and mundane, you wouldn’t have to ask whether Sega Superstars Tennis was just used to justify a reunion of Sega characters, or the other way around. Either way, the dream of a Sega-filled game that actually lives up to the legacy of Sega remains to be fulfilled.
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The Video Game Critic
It's impossible to get the ball past a speed demon like Sonic, so you only score when he inexplicably "gives up" on the shot! And couldn't Sega have programmed more than one reaction per character? Talk about repetitive! The two-player mode is better, but still mediocre. The music tends to "cut out" between points, and it's really annoying. I was expecting Sega Superstars to be shallow, but I wasn't prepared for such a complete meltdown. If you want to know how far Sega has fallen, look no further than this game.