Things I Hate: Super Tennis (SNES)

Super Tennis SNES super Nintendo Boxart

I’ve been trying to catch up on SNES games I’ve missed in the Super Nintendo library for the Nintendo Switch. Super Tennis was one of the ones I’m really sure I’ve never played. Technically another company made this, but Nintendo published the game themselves outside of Japan.

Doubles match Green Court Super Tennis SNES super Nintendo

But anyone who recalls the simple (yet a little fun) Tennis on NES would imagine this was an official sequel to that launch game. Obviously being on Super Nintendo, the graphics are far better than the NES game and the controls give you more options.

Singles match Clay Court Super Tennis SNES super Nintendo

Like most sports games at the time, the options are pretty simple. You can play against humans or the CPU. There are single matches, double matches (where some CPU players will be there), and a tournament mode of sorts that’s pretty much all CPU players.

Japanese woman playing tennis Super Tennis SNES super Nintendo

The game takes use of the multiple buttons on the SNES controller, so all kinds of tennis moves can be done via the right button. But I found the controls to be sluggish and unresponsive when I needed them to be on my side.

Fault message Super Tennis SNES super Nintendo

Since I don’t really have another human who WANTS to play the game with me, I was stuck playing against the computer. And the CPU players are cheap and difficult. I was honestly shocked so many people enjoyed this game back in the day, because it has not aged well at all.

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