Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

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Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 16th, 2024, 1:30 pm

If you're looking for a good tennis game, this is it. The cart itself has two controller ports on the front of it, allowing you to play 4p without the benefit of a multi-tap. It looks ridiculous but works well. My friends had a blast with this.

Lately I've been playing the world tour mode, and it's really good, offering opponents all over the globe with a gentle-ramping difficulty. The controls are simple but consistent with real tennis, in that proper positioning results in the cleanest, most accurate shot.

Full review forthcoming...

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby Anchoa79 » June 18th, 2024, 9:32 am

Have you played Sampras 96? It is even better than this.

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 18th, 2024, 6:03 pm

Apparently that was only released in Europe, and won't work on my Genesis. Sad face...

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby Anchoa79 » June 19th, 2024, 9:38 am

Wow, It's strange with Sampras being an American tennis player.

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby Hagane » June 19th, 2024, 10:09 am

VideoGameCritic wrote:The cart itself has two controller ports on the front of it, allowing you to play 4p without the benefit of a multi-tap.


What? Really? That is so cool, did not know such a thing existed.

Are there other games with this feature?

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby VideoGameCritic » June 19th, 2024, 10:39 am

Still think it's cool?? YIKES!

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby goldenband » June 19th, 2024, 12:01 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Apparently that was only released in Europe, and won't work on my Genesis. Sad face...

My copy worked perfectly on my Genesis! It doesn't have any region lockout. Only some European carts have lockout -- others work just fine.

That said I prefer the first Pete Sampras Tennis to the sequel, which has way too much spin for my taste. Everybody plays like Brad Gilbert, with half the balls coming over as floaty, spinny junk. The original Sampras is more straightforward and, I think, better.

I also enjoyed Sampras Extreme Tennis on the PlayStation. For that one, you will need a way to boot Japanese or European games.

Awesome that a review for Pete Sampras Tennis is coming!

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby Anchoa79 » June 21st, 2024, 9:20 am

Hagane wrote:
VideoGameCritic wrote:The cart itself has two controller ports on the front of it, allowing you to play 4p without the benefit of a multi-tap.


What? Really? That is so cool, did not know such a thing existed.

Are there other games with this feature?


Super Skidmarks, Micromachines 2, 96 & Military and Pete Sampras 96.

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Re: Pete Sampras Tennis (Genesis)

Postby DX_Receiver » June 21st, 2024, 12:29 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Still think it's cool?? YIKES!

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That looks great, but you're missing a Game Genie and a copy of Sonic & Knuckles. ;)


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