Super Tennis is unquestionably one of the best simulations of the sport ever created, and, despite the passage of time, it still manages to trump most other tennis games released since.
While its crude 2D visuals and Mode 7 effects might look primitive today, it's still a fantastically playable game – which is why we were so happy that it was included in the Nintendo Switch Online subscription.
You can, therefore, imagine how interested we were to see the name 'Super Tennis' appear on the Switch eShop. However, this isn't Tonkin House's SNES classic, but a new and unrelated game created by indie studio Ultimate Games. It's also not the first game to share the name – there was a Super Tennis on the Sega Master System long before the SNES iteration appeared.
Here's some info:
Do you enjoy fast-paced action and sportsmanship? Pick up Super Tennis to take part in exciting matches! Really easy, fast and entertaining game for everyone.
Simply tap in the right time to launch ball across the court! Fun quick matches awaits you in cities like Tokyo, Berlin, New York City and London. Unlock new characters to play and take part in various game modes.
Strangely, the eShop page lists Super Tennis as single player, which we assume is a mistake – we'll reach out to the developer and confirm this. A single-player tennis game doesn't sound like much fun to us.
Super Tennis (not that one) launches on January 27th and will cost you $5.99.
Well Super Tennis is a good game, but it is more fun with someone else. I might get this. Seems like a good deal.
They should make it possible to play against friends on the Switch screen, with joy con attached, and just a single top down view of the court. I wonder why so few games have tried such a thing.
Er... I've had lots of fun with tennis games in single player mode. Fact is, I've hardly ever played against human opponents.
The year 1991...
Nintendo - "Hello there! We would like to trademark the word 'Super'!"
Supremer Trademark Leader - "Erm... no."
Ninty - "Oh well! In that case we would like to trademark the word 'Tennis'!"
STL - "... are you perhaps jesting?"
Ninty - "Ok... how about 'Super Tennis', eh? tow for one?"
STL - "Security! In my office, please."
Ninty- "...oh well, we did out best. I'm sure it will be fine!"
Now, the year is 2020... SUPER TENNIS returns! But not really!
This will only be good if the ball just buries itself in the sand if it bounces n the snow and desert courses. Line drives only!
This is what has to happen when AO Tennis won't run properly on your primary system.
All I care about is if this plays any good or not.
Though honestly, I am just waiting for Virtua Tennis.
To be fair I love tennis games. Right back and I’ve only ever played them solo.
A good career mode and a tennis game can be an awesome single player game
Does the game have ballgirls who will peel your banana?
@Shiryu Supreme Trademark Leader let Nintendo trademark "Mario" by itself.
@KingMike Pizza related briberies were surely involved...
It looks like it might be playable.
@Damo. I think you want to fix your first link to Super Tennis to https://www.nintendolife.com/games/snes/super_tennis .
Most likely a mobile port, so no surprise it's single player only
Is the court supposed to look that small? Everything seems so far away.
Looks like balls
The person who wrote this article must be awfully young. I’d like to let you know that there actually was a time in gaming history where games truly were fun when you played against an AI opponent. They were designed for that type of experience. Back then we didn’t have this newfangled thing called online gaming. 🤷🏻♀️ And oddly... games were well crafted back then too, never requiring patches and updates. 🤨
Super tennis was never fun. It looked good and that's 80% of a good game.
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