Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Great Gaymathon Review #11: Tennis (Famicom)

Game: Tennis
Genre: Sports
System: Famicom
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Release date: 1984

I like tennis games. A lot. Always have. This one? Not so much. In fact, it's no stretch to say that I hate it. Although its graphics and sound effects were acceptable at the time this game was released, today they're the definition of archaic. That's not my biggest beef with the game, though--no, that would be its slippery, sluggish controls, which make the game, if not completely unplayable, thoroughly unenjoyable. As such, I'd recommend Tennis to just two types of players: Those looking to acquire every Famicom/NES game ever made or those who consider themselves to be masochists.

See also: Previous 'Great Gaymathon' posts


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Again, I am neither of those things. Guess I'm out. I've played the NES version via the first Animal Crossing. It was horrid. I'm assuming they're the same game.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes, they're the same game -- and, yes, they're both horrid. Stay away from it like it's the plague :)

Sean said...

LOL, I am trying to collect all the Famicom games, which does explain why I have this game. Not sure if I consider myself to be a masochist though.

The only thing I really like about this game is that it is purple. Faint praise I guess.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: you'd be a masochist (in my eyes, at least) if you said you enjoyed playing this game. Otherwise, you're fine :)

I agree with you, though, that the packaging is nice. I like both the purple-ness of it and the overall imagery/style.