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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 Game Boy Advance Shouldn't get this close...
Tennis Arcade Gameplay (attract mode)
Tennis NES Title Screen
Tennis Sharp X1 Serving in a singles match

Promo Images

Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot
Tennis Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

A time devourer Game Boy Lukasz Gorski (13)
Quite good a game for a gameboy classic game. Game Boy Jim Fun (252)
Never been my cup of tea. Game Boy Tomer Gabel (4646)

Critic Reviews

Total!! UK Magazine Game Boy Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Génération 4 NES 1987 89 out of 100 89
Video Games Game Boy Mar, 1991 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) NES Sep, 1987 10.2 out of 12 85
Power Play NES Dec, 1987 8 out of 10 80 Wii Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75
NES Archives NES Jul 11, 2007 B- 67
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40 (UK) Nintendo 3DS Jun 13, 2011 2 out of 10 20


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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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