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Play singles and doubles exhibition games, knockout tournaments or go on a world tour, it's all here in this tennis sim. You can choose to play as the (then) world seed 1, Pete Sampras himself or choose from 29 other players.

The action is viewed from the traditional third-person viewpoint. A tutorial mode is provided to help you get used to the forehand, lob and drop shots on offer. Several venues from all over the world can be played on, on Hard, Grass and Clay courts.

This was the first and one of the very few Genesis games to be released with a J-Cart, which meant that four-way gameplay was possible without the need of special adapters – the cartridge had two built-in joypad connectors. The Game Gear version was equally inventive, allowing two players to share one Game Gear, or four players to play doubles by linking two machines.


Pete Sampras Tennis Game Gear Going up against M. Bosch
Pete Sampras Tennis Game Gear Main menu
Pete Sampras Tennis Game Gear Playing on a hard court
Pete Sampras Tennis Game Gear Serving

Promo Images

Pete Sampras Tennis Magazine Advertisement GamePro (International Data Group, United States), Issue 65 (December 1994)

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis All-Stars" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Nov, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Consoles Plus Sep, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Oct, 1994 76 out of 100 76
Video Games Oct, 1994 69 out of 100 69


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Dizzy (of the Oliver twins' series) makes a cameo appearance as a piñata in the hidden (see Tips & Tricks) Crazy Tennis mode.
Игги Друге (46422) added Pete Sampras Tennis (Game Gear) on Aug 21, 2006
Other platforms contributed by Syed GJ (1579)