Reviewed by Greatest One
Tennis games are quite rare in the virtual world. That is
because unless you are a fan, the sport seems boring and
slow to you. Thats why probably game developers balk at the
idea of making a tennis game. In my opinion, still the best
tennis game so far is ATP Tennis for the Genesis.
ATP Tennis features some of the worlds top stars(in 1996 I
think) and a few legends. Guys like Pete Sampras and John
McEnroe are available. Also some greats such as Rod laver
and Arthur Ashe are in the game. It is missing some
prominent players though like Agassi and Jim Courier. Still
the choices of players is impressive.
ATP Tennis has a pretty good career mode in which you create
a player and take him through a season of 13 events. As you
win, you get more points towards your ranking and are able
to build your player up more. This mode is pretty cool. But
it has a flaw. The first match of my career was against Pete
Sampras, and I beat him. The next tournament, Sampras is
ranked 16 out of 32 players. From then on, he plays like a
#16 player. he lost to guys like Wally Masur and Aaron
Krickstein. He rarely makes it to the 3rd round. Thus the
first tournament affects every single player in their ability.
The best part of this game is the 2 player where you can
play with or against a friend. This mode is a ton of fun and
is very entertaining. Overall, this is the best tennis game
out there from a limited choice.
The players all look the same with different color clothes
on. Everything looks pretty clear and the action is smooth.
The music between sets is okay, and there is no commentary.
But the best part are the hilarious complaints the players
yell out after points. They are pretty funny.
The game is easy to figure out and is a lot of fun. The
computer is pretty easy to defeat.
Replay Value: 9.
Two player will have you playing this game over and over again.
Even if you are not a tennis fan, you might want to check
this game out. It is a ton of fun and pretty fast paced too.