Game: Tennis / Publisher - Nintendo / Release - 1989 / Reviewed by : Viper
First Impressions/story: No story involved here. It is a fast paced sports game, and is a definite buy if you like Tennis. The rules follow tennis exactly. The players even switch sides every odd number of games. There are 4 difficulty levels that will keep you comming back again. It is a two player game, however there is no doubles.
Gameplay - 7: This game is very fun, and long lasting....to a point. The first difficulty level is nothing, so I would suggest starting on level 2. The fourth level gets very frustrating, and very hard to beat. If your up for a challenge, get this game. If you just want a great sports game, the easier levels are fun too. The rules of tennis are followed, however, Mario (the ref) seems to make a lot of bad calls, causing you to loose points.
Control - 8: The control is tight, and never really screws up. However, the only thing stopping this catagory from getting a ten is that when you get an overhead, and let it bounce, you wont hit the ball with forehand/backhand, but you will still hit it like an overhead, always geing into the net. It can get very annoying.
Graphics - 6: The graphics are nice for a GB game. The characters don't get blurred, but since there really isn't anything special, it only gets a 6.
Sound - 6.5: The sound is very repetative. But the crowd is a very nice added effect. They cheer when someone aces you (you hardly ever ace the computer). They also cheer after a set.
Overall - 8.3: This game is great! If you like tennis games, definitly get it. If you want a good sports game, get it. Since it is old, you can get it for a very cheep price (I got mine for $10). I definitly suggest you and a friend get this, because multiplayer is very fun.
Best GB Color Default: Left + A
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