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Tennis is, as the name implies, Nintendo's version of the sport. One player vs computer or two players will compete in tennis in a more or less standard suite of rules (scoring, sets etc.).

Players are controlled by the movement buttons, but while button A indicates a low hit, button B indicates a high one. You have the choice of four levels of computer AI, or two player via Game Boy link cable. The usual assortment of shots are available, including forehand and backhand, lobs and volleys when up close to the net.


Tennis NES Title Screen
Tennis NES Double Fault!
Tennis NES Fault!
Tennis NES It's In!

Promo Images

Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Tennis-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "テニス" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Génération 4 1987 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Sep, 1987 10.2 out of 12 85
Power Play Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80 Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75
NES Archives Jul 11, 2007 B- 67 Oct, 2013 B- 67
neXGam 2002 4.7 out of 10 47
Tilt Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45
Retro Game Reviews Jul 11, 2017 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Retroage Nov 29, 2014 3.3 out of 10 33


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Official box color? 2 Alaka (77003)
Dec 22, 2020



If you look closely at the umpire, he looks very similar to the flagship character for Nintendo, Mario.


  • Power Play
    • 1987 - #2 Best NES Game '87

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