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|Developer|| Nintendo R&D1|
|System|| NES, Arcade, e-Reader, Virtual Console|
|Release Date|| NES|
JP January 14, 1984
US October 18, 1985
JP February 21, 1986 (FDS)
EU September 1, 1986
September 16, 2002
JP December 2, 2006
US December 18, 2006
EU/AU December 22, 2006
Tennis is a sports game for the NES that is based on the eponymous sport.
The player uses simple gameplay for tennis matches in which the ball must be hit past the opponent in order to scale. There were singles and doubles matches and support for two players. Tennis also had five difficulty levels, rising from Beginner to Advanced. Mario also makes a guest appearance as an umpire.
Tennis was accompanied by a Game Boy counterpart which utilized similar gameplay, and there was also a 9-Volt minigame based on it within WarioWare: Twisted!. It also acted as a forebearer for later tennis-based games such as Mario Tennis.
Ports and Remakes
- An arcade version known as Vs. Tennis was released in 1984.
- Nintendo allowed Hudson Soft to port Tennis to their NEC PC-8801 in 1985.
- It was available as an unlockable NES game in the original Doubutsu no Mori for the Nintendo 64 and the remake Animal Crossing for the Gamecube.
- In 2002, it was one of the games released as part of the e-Reader.
- In 2006, it was released for download over the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console.