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100
3D International Tennis represents the most innovative approach to computer tennis for years. This is praiseworthy in itself but what is even better is that all of its radical ideas are made to work. Highly playable and addictive.
94
Commodore 64Computer and Video Games (CVG) (Jun, 1990)
Tennis may sound complicated and, for a while, it is. But perseverance reaps its own rewards, and once mastered, International 3D Tennis offers the best tennis action you're ever likely to experience off court.
94
Commodore 64Zzap! (Jun, 1990)
It's immense fun for novice and expert alike and the best sports game I've played for ages!
93
Innovative and very playable adaptation of the sport. Marvellous.
92
Commodore 64The Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1990)
Combining the innovative 3-D with the variety of shots at hand and the sheer playability, International 3-D Tennis is one of the best computer sports games ever, appealing to many more than just tennis players.
92
AmigaZzap! (Jul, 1990)
First impressions are misleading, with the players translucent, and although this helps gameplay when they shake hands at the end of a match it's a real mess! But International 3-D Tennis more than compensates with superb playability. Gameplay is much the same as it was on the C64 with the innovative control method working perfectly to create a game of maximum skill and minimum frustration. You can really get some long rallies going, especially against some of the better computer opponents. The centre court atmosphere is improved by some extremely clear sampled umpire speech and a brilliant crowd effect with them oohing and applauding realistically. Comparing the many recent Amiga tennis sims it's easily game, set, and match to International 3-D Tennis.
89
AmigaThe One (Jun, 1990)
Perhaps International 3D Tennis' biggest innovation is the gameplay - no other simulation allows you to place shots so accurately and easily, let alone apply topspin and backspin. With much of the legwork handled for you automatically, there's even more time to concentrate on play itself. The result is a tennis game that's far superior to all that's come before. In the words of Dan Masked: "Oh, that's excellent!"
88
Atari STST Format (Nov, 1990)
Palace have made a huge effort to produce an accurate and demanding tennis sim, and succeed brilliantly. The only snag is, as in the real game, a complete dunce can't expect to pile straight in and be on the Centre Court at Wimbledon before the day's out. Passing Shot is easier, Pro Tennis Tour looks a lot sexier, but International 3D Tennis makes the rest look like amateurs.
88
Commodore 64Commodore Format (Sep, 1992)
Don't let the wire-frame graphics put you off. This is a great tennis game. Of course like every bit of software with a competitive edge, it's better in two-player mode, but you can still get worked up about it when playing the computer, which varies it's style and speed of play to stop things from becoming predictable (which gives it an advantage over most British tennis players).
88
AmigaCU Amiga (Jun, 1990)
The game has a lot of nice touches. There are different stadiums for each round of competition based on the court set up at Wimbledon. As well as nine pre-set camera angels, the Amiga lets you view the stadium from an unlimited number of angles, even underneath the court, which makes for a great if difficult game. The crowd sounds are poor, but the sampled speech of a real Wimbledon umpire makes up for it. The vector graphics allow great flexibility and are more appropriate for a tennis sim than a sprite-based one. Sensible Software spent 2 months using a 3D program they developed themselves and the results are impressive. Game, set and match to Palace? You bet!
87
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK) (Jul, 1990)
The spoiling factor in Amiga 3-D Tennis is the ball's flightpath. It seems to have a mind of its own, wobbling and curving quite unbelievably. This is offputting but doesn't cripple the gameplay.
85
While the graphics are ugly, they also do the job very well. Gameplay and sound effects are great, so all in all it's a nice game.
80
Commodore 64Datormagazin (Jul, 1990)
3D Tennis ar ett av de bästa tennisspelen ja sett till C64. Det tappar dock en del pa den sega styrningen där mycket känsla försvinner.
80
AmigaAmiga Action (Aug, 1990)
3D Tennis is the best tennis game I've come across, and it's probably the closest thing you're going to get to the real thing. The graphics are brilliant and the playability doesn't let the game down. For tennis-fanatics everywhere 3D tennis is a must.
79
AmigaAmiga Format (Aug, 1990)
It has got some hot competition from the likes of Ubi Soft’s Pro Tennis Tour which, it has to be said, is altogether a better game. International 3D Tennis is good, but the graphics let it down and, although it plays well, it does not play as well as Ubi Soft’s game. A nice attempt but not good enough to steal Pro Tennis Tour‘s crown.
75
ZX SpectrumYour Sinclair (Aug, 1990)
Nice 3D gameplay, shame about the sluggish speed. Well worth trying if Dan Maskell's your cuppa tea.
68
Atari STPower Play (Feb, 1991)
Die Atari-Umsetzung der reichlich merkwürdigen Tennissimulation ist quasi identisch zur Amiga-Version. An den spielerischen Qualitäten des Programms werden sich weiterhin die Geister scheiden.
68
AmigaPower Play (Aug, 1990)
Sie sind wieder da: Die Mannen von Sensible Software hatten nach der Fußball-Simulation "Microprose Soccer" lange Zeit kein Lebenszeichen von sich gegeben. Ihr Comeback geriet mit "International 3D Tennis" wieder recht sportlich.
66
Atari STST Format (Nov, 1992)
(Budget re-release)
Underneath the smartly executed graphics lies a highly playable - though not very addictive - game. The joystick controls help the game flow along and your ST opponents vary from the good to the terrible. If you're playing against a friend, the tricky 3D graphics can create a few problems - the perspective gets confused when the ball approaches a player and it's all too easy to think you've returned a devastating volley when you've actually missed the ball. This is not a game you can play for long. But, as a quick half-hour's entertainment, it's far superior to licking a cube of salt.
66
Commodore 64Power Play (Aug, 1990)
Sie sind wieder da: Die Mannen von Sensible Software hatten nach der Fußball-Simulation "Microprose Soccer" lange Zeit kein Lebenszeichen von sich gegeben. Ihr Comeback geriet mit "International 3D Tennis" wieder recht sportlich.
60
Commodore 6464'er (Aug, 1990)
Wer schnelle, unkomplizierte Action-Sportspiele bevorzugt, sollte das Programm lieber meiden, Es ist eher ein Fall für einarbeitungswillige Tüftler, die sich von der abstrakten Grafik nicht abschrecken lassen.
60
3D International Tennis represents the most innovative approach to computer tennis for years. Highly playable and addictive.
58
Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Jul, 1990)
Summa summarum: INTERNATIONAL 3D TENNIS hat verdammt gute Ansätze, die auf dem C-64 aber nicht halten, was sie auf den ersten Blick versprechen. Dazu tragen vor allem das seltsame Ballverhalten und die etwas zu niedrige Spielgeschwindigkeit bei. Diesbezüglich kann bei den 16-Bit-Versionen gehofft werden, die ebenfalls in Kürze erscheinen sollen. Wenn das Ganze dann noch etwas realistischer wird. so steht einem Hit wohl kaum noch etwas im Wege. Die C-64-Freaks muß ich allerdings auf das bessere Tie Break der Firma Starbyte verweisen. Da hat man fürs Geld auf alle Fälle mehr. Tja, PALACE, 30:0 für Tie Break.
57
AmigaAmiga Mania (Aug, 1992)
The play itself isn't bad, a bit slow perhaps but the awful graphics really spoil any enjoyment factor. Sports fans may enjoy this, however, with much better (though more expensive) products such as Loriciel's Tennis Cup 2 around I doubt if this game will prove to be a hit.
53
Amstrad CPCASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Sep, 1990)
Die Original-Fassung dieser Simulation des Weißen Sports konnte mich ja nicht gerade begeistern, und - ich nehme es vorweg - die mir nun vorliegenden Versionen sind noch schlimmer geworden. Sowohl beim Amiga als auch beim CPC eiert der Ball genauso über das Spielfeld wie beim C-64. Beim Schneider bloß ein bißchen langsamer als beim Original und Amiga. (...) Der Sound ist beim Amiga kerniger (digitalisiert), beim CPC weitestgehend mit C-64 identisch wie auch der ganze Rest. Will heißen: Laßt die Finger von diesen Versionen!
50
AmigaAmiga Power (May, 1991)
Very good, but it's got stiff competition from the likes of Pro Tennis Tour 2.
44
AmigaAmiga Joker (Sep, 1990)
Bei International 3D Tennis kommt wahrlich wenig Freude auf: Die Steuerung ist schrecklich träge, die Spielstärke der Gegner entweder zu leicht oder nahezu unschlagbar, und das unsägliche Geflacker gibt auch dem gutmütigsten Redakteur den Rest. Ich verstehe beim besten Willen nicht, wie englische Zeitschriften diesem Tennis-Trauma so gute Noten verleihen konnten - "Tie Break" oder "Great Courts (Pro Tennis Tour 1)" sind um Klassen besser!
43
Die Original-Fassung dieser Simulation des Weißen Sports konnte mich ja nicht gerade begeistern, und - ich nehme es vorweg - die mir nun vorliegenden Versionen sind noch schlimmer geworden. Sowohl beim Amiga als auch beim CPC eiert der Ball genauso über das Spielfeld wie beim C-64. Beim Schneider bloß ein bißchen langsamer als beim Original und Amiga. Dafür wurde beim großen Commodore der Interlace-Mode (!) benutzt. Wofür, frage ich mich, denn dies verursacht schon nach fünf Minuten Kopfschmerzen ohne Ende. Die stinknormale Auflösung hätt‘s da genauso getan und wäre angenehmer zu spielen gewesen. Der Sound ist beim Amiga kerniger (digitalisiert), beim CPC weitestgehend mit C-64 identisch wie auch der ganze Rest. Will heißen: Laßt die Finger von diesen Versionen!
40
AmigaAmiga Action (Jun, 1992)
Pro Tennis Tour 2 sums up everything good about tennis simulation. The reasons for this are obvious. It's the straight-forward, single screen, no vector graphics approach which makes make it so playable. International 3D tennis is different.
30
Atari STST-Computer (Jan, 1991)
Tennisspiele gab es vor einigen Monaten en masse, da wundert es fast schon, daß Palace `schon wieder' ein neues herausgebracht hat. International 3D-Tennis, so der Name des Probanten, kann allerdings mehr als andere Tennis-Simulationen, denn hier wird der Platz tatsächlich dreidimensional dargestellt. Außerdem existieren unterschiedliche Bodenbeläge, die natürlich auch jeweils das Verhalten des Spielballs beeinflussen. Unglaublich aber wahr: Das Spiel ist tatsächlich realistisch gelungen.


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