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Like I said, this game hasn't aged well in terms of graphics, but the gameplay is solid. This is still a very fun and common game and remains a worthwhile purchase.
Un passo necessario per l'evoluzione, ma un episodio non troppo gratificante per il giocatore moderno.
Contra o computador ou um amigo, uma emocionante partida de tênis pode ser disputada. O objetivo, é claro, é vencer todas as partidas e se tornar o primeiro no "ranking".
If you are a fan of tennis, this game is a pretty good simulation of the game of tennis considering the capabilities of the Atari 2600, but it does not really have much lasting value. If you are not a fan of tennis, you are probably safe staying away from this game, as it really is not that exciting for those who are not fans of the sport on which it is based. Still, the game is fairly common, and thus fairly cheap, so the best thing may be to just buy it and see what you think of it.
Tennis is a rare misstep for Activision’s 1980-84 golden era, but it’s still not terrible. I’m gonna give it a benefit of a doubt and assume it’s a lot more fun in two-player mode, but single players competing against the CPU will likely be disappointed.
Fun for a while, the action eventually becomes monotonous - especially if both players are skilled. The speed of the ball is constant and the angles are weak, resulting in endless volleys. Hitting the ball with the very tip of your racket lets you hit it at a wider angle, but the risk is greater than the reward. More often than not you'll totally miss the ball in a desperate attempt to break up the monotony. Playing the net offers absolutely no advantage whatsoever. Competing against a friend is mildly amusing, but playing the CPU is a tremendous bore. Sometimes it will lose a point by letting the ball bounce twice, probably because it just wants to get the game over with. One feature that was a big deal in 1981 is how the game keeps score just like the real sport, with deuces, ad-ins, and all that good stuff. It was respectable for its time, but Tennis has not aged well and tends to induce sleep.