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Codemasters used their Pete Sampras license for a second time on this tennis game. Playing as either a male or female in singles or doubles matches, your ultimate aim is to win each of the 8 matches, which represent the finals of 8 tournaments The four Grand Slam tournament venues are unlocked when you win tournaments on the other four (in Barcelona, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Moscow). Single matches or quick multiplayer knockout tournaments can also be played, the latter with up to 8 human players.

Lob, slice and drop shots each have their own control buttons, and spin can be comfortably applied. Serving involves stopping a curving arc at the right moment - there are three serve speeds and the arc's motion reflects this, so it is harder to get the faster serves accurate. Ten camera styles are available, encompassing both fixed and moving camera work.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Sampras Extreme Tennis " -- PlayStation title

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User Reviews

A tennis game worthy of the great man Martin Smith (66856) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 01, 1997 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Denmark) 1997 8 out of 10 80
PC Jeux Sep, 1997 77 out of 100 77
PC Joker Aug, 1997 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1997 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1997 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) Aug, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Jason Walker (1779) added Pete Sampras Tennis 97 (Windows) on Sep 18, 2002
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