On-Court Tennis - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Gamestar/Activision, Sound By: John Fitzpatrick,
Release Year: 1985, Genre: Tennis, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
Tennis simulations aren't that common these days, so this Activision re-release
is quite notable.
There are a decent set of options, including a choice of three surfaces, the
chance to play the best of three or five sets, four different computer opponents
and two player or demo modes.
The control allows a wide variety of shots, from smashes and lobs to slices
and hard topspins. Service is also very realistic, with similarly varied options.
Having said how close to the real thing this is, it is also just as difficult
to play, and it can be infuriating when, for instance, the ball bounces under
Sports fans should give this a look, but I think the gameplay might well prove
a little too frustrating for the average user.