(Wii Virtual Console / NES)

Tennis (Wii Virtual Console / NES)

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Serve, point, match in this classic game of Tennis!

Players can choose between five different levels of difficulty, ranging from Beginner all the way up to Advanced. If players want to become true champs, they should be ready to show off their most brilliant lobs and most powerful smashes. Play a singles match or grab a partner for doubles, and go head to head with your opponent. Whatever you do, don't lose your nerve at the sight of a full crowd, or when Mario sits in as referee for all of your games

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Wii U eShop Review

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Posted by Stephen Kelly

Net-net, a loss

Tennis — the NES game, not the actual sport — hails from an age when the most rudimentary of virtual simulations could be entertaining and notable simply by existing, perhaps causing a passing family member to comment on how it looks just like the...

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Virtual Console Review

USA USA Version

Posted by Darren Calvert

Anyone for Tennis?

Tennis was one of the launch titles for the NES way back in 1985, and it succeeded in winning new gamers to the system in much the same way as Wii Sports. That begs the question, of course, why bother with this if you already have Wii Sports Tennis, which...

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User Comments (15)

__Shawn

#1

Shawn said:

Why would anyone in thier right mind, make this purchase when everyone has Wii Tennis? I cannot understand why Nintendo even put this on the VC for downloading. Your points can be spent better than this.

__Eric

#2

Eric said:

This is a good release on the Wii. See how Tennis began with Nintendo with NES Tennis!

__nephew77

#3

nephew77 said:

This game seems dreadfully dull and simplistic at first. Play it for fifteen minutes, though, and you will probably become hooked. Level 5 is a great challenge, and you will find yourself breaking a sweat as you alternate strategic slams and lobs. This is only surpassed by Wii tennis in my mind. Some may consider this a coup, but I give Tennis a 5/5.

SKTTR

#4

SKTTR said:

As i first got it on Animal Crossing, it seemed slow, boring and dull.
But after some time spent on it, the controls became very good.
There is also some challenge to be appreciated.
I don't think it's a bad tennis game, just a bit old ;)

The two player doubles are quite fun,
if you have a good player on your side, so this game is really not that bad.
Unfortunately there's no VS-match so I rate it 3/5 stars.

PS: Tennis on Wii Sports is way better of course.
But in this game you can at least control your character like you want.

__Jade Louise

#5

Jade Louise said:

I got this for the e-reader for £1 off ebay. Its not bad but too outdated. Sports games (football champ in the arcades is still fun though and World Series Baseball II on the Saturn is still very good) are the only games from the past where nearly all have dated far too much. You can make a great argument for Mario 2D games being better than the modern ones and Sonic 2D games blow the new ones away but sports games really are better in the here and now.

__Mii be you

#6

Mii be you said:

I played this before. It's not a lot of fun any more. Don't get me wrong, I'll still play this on Animal Crossing. Just not a lot.

Beau_Skunk

#8

Beau_Skunk said:

The game requires alot of getting used to, but it's quite fun, and alot more fun then say, "Pong" in my opinion, and alot more realistic, even by NES standards. 2 Player mode however onley has doubles, so unfortunatelly, you cannot play against a human opponent. If you manage to beat 2 CP opponents in a row, you'll win the game.
(The difficulties after 3 get a bit to frustrating for me personally. So stick to the early ones.)

zelda_freak

#9

zelda_freak said:

I found out about this game on Animal Crossing and its a fun game for a few minutes, but I'm not gonna download this one.

MasterMario

#10

MasterMario said:

I hated this game. It's really boring to play. Animal Crossing has some bad NES games like this one.

ChocoDK

#11

ChocoDK said:

I owned Super Tennis and when it gets released I will get it again for nostalgia. The game though for its time looks pretty good but now it looks like ***

PsychoFish

#12

PsychoFish said:

Compared to its "sister" Soccer, Tennis is a real great game. Overall it's an average. The first real Tennis game. I had a lot of fun with it and i think it's worth a try.

CorbsAdmin

#13

Corbs said:

Although I'm a big tennis fan, I've always found this game sluggish and boring.

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