Tennis is only average, but lots of great minigames
Expedito Paz, Amazon
11 December 2011
Summary: Sega Superstars Tennis is a mix between two types of games. The tennis itself is only average. You can lob, backhand etc, and each character has some special powers, and they turn the ball almost impossible to catch. It's fun, but not unforgettable. However, the game has a lot of minigames inspired on all the Sega characters presented in the game. Por example, Sonic has some speed tasks, and the Jet Set radio guy needs to paint parts of the field using tennis techniques.
Summary: This review is for the Playstation 2 version. Sega Superstars Tennis is quick, colorful, hilarious, and fun; sort of like the NBA Jam of tennis games. Most of the popuplar Sega characters are hear(most are from the Dreamcast era). The gameplay itself is simple and 'arcadish'. You've got the Topspin and Slice shots and that's pretty much it. You can perform a Dropshot or a Smash but only using either the Topspin or Slice shots.
Summary: I don't know why Sega continues to lull me into the belief that Sonic is still a fun franchise or equal to Mario...in anything. Everything Nintendo does right for Mario, Sega blunders. This is a prime example. I absolutely loved Mario Tennis for Nintendo 64 and thought this would be a PS2 equivalent with Sonic characters (most of which I no longer recognize). Wrong. Very few games ever make me angry.