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Passing Shot Reviews (ZX Spectrum)

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Critic Reviews

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Your Sinclair (Jul, 1991)
Back in the days when keyboards were rubber, there was a Speccy tennis game called Match Point. It seized the title of top racqueteer and has held it right up to this present day, fending off the likes of 3D International Tennis, (sounds of pages being rapidly turned) a couple of others. But now Passing Shot's appeared (well actually, it's been re-released, but you know what I mean). And, to put it simply, it's very, very good.
Time to stride on down to the tennis court and whack some yellow balls about in this Speccy adaptation of the unknown Sega coin-op. Switching between top-down and 3D views, this isn't an awful Tennis game, but aspiring Edbergs should look elsewhere. Come to think of it, Psion's antique Match Point offered superior playability so look around for that instead.
Your Sinclair (Oct, 1989)
Basically, this is a flawed, straight tennis simulation, with some nice graphical touches, a tricky control system and sluggish player movement. But for all that very playable and addictive. Anyone for Passing Shot?
Not as good looking as the ST version of course, but suffers similar problems. Added slowness gives impression of playing an action replay.