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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 Arcade Gameplay (attract mode)
Tennis Game Boy Advance Spike! ...
Tennis NES Doubles play
Tennis PC-88 Serving

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 (243)
Never been my cup of tea. Game Boy Tomer Gabel (4643)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Game Boy Jul, 1990 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 100
Génération 4 NES 1987 89 out of 100 89
Mean Machines Game Boy Nov, 1990 86 out of 100 86
Imperium Gier Game Boy Apr 15, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
VideoGame Game Boy Jul, 1991 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 NES Jul 27, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Zero Game Boy Apr, 1990 74 out of 100 74
neXGam NES 2002 4.7 out of 10 47
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 9 out of 20 45 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars0 Stars 0


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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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