Excerpt: Diehard true blue Sega fanboys are waiting for the company to produce another video game system. While that does not seem to be on the horizon, there are many games that will appear on various systems. I decided to help this ministry fill in a gap in the form of Sega Superstars Tennis. When I saw this game for a very good price at Gamestop, I hoped it would not be a waste of money. I had played a demo a few months back and was not very impressed.
Conclusion: Overall, if it weren’t for the slightly lacklustre Virtua Tennis 3 gameplay in the actual tennis matches, Sega Superstars Tennis would be absolutely essential. As it stands, I’d still recommend the game to anyone because I love Sega and everything they do. But for the average person wanting a tennis game, you’d be better off picking up a Dreamcast and doing it properly. Mine’s always plugged in.
Conclusion: An example of this incredible animation can be
seen with Sonic, who lights up in Dragon Ball Z
fashion after activating his special ability.
The same goes for certain characters, and these
kind of creative visuals certainly add a lasting
appeal amongst casual gamers. It’s also nice
that Sega made the tennis ball clearly visible
during the rallies. It could have easily
disappeared into the background filled with
contrast but thankfully that is not the case
Excerpt: Game – Sega Superstars Tennis Genre – Sports - Tennis Platforms – PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, DS (Reviewed on Xbox 360) For quite a while now, Sega has been known as the go-to publisher for quality tennis games. Since the days of the Dreamcast, their Virtua Tennis series has become the gold standard for the sport.
Excerpt: We wouldn’t normally begin by mentioning achievements, but as SEGA Superstars Tennis is host to some of the most ingenious titles ever devised it would be somewhat of an injustice for them to go unnoticed. From the After Burner achievement for hitting a 100mph serve, the OutRun achievement for running 6km, or the SEGA Rally achievement for a 40 shot rally, Sumo Digital’s intention of creating an inspired homage to one of gaming’s greatest contributors is clear from the...
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: This is one of those games that everyone is going to get something different out of, and provided you're not expecting anything like a serious tennis sim then I think most gamers will be pleasantly surprised overall. Despite a couple of dodgy missions and a couple of areas where the IP isn't exploited to its full potential, there's some lovely gaming stuff in here whether you're a Sega obsessive or not.
Conclusion: This is a good, fun game that any Sega fan will love - for a while. Once the challenges have been completed once, and you have played it for a few hours on multiplayer, I am just not sure that it has the staying power that is needed. It's one of the games that you will put in your console occasionally and enjoy it, but you won't put in the console that regularly. Kids will love playing it, and it's a good game to play when relaxing with some mates round.
Conclusion: As winter fades away and blues skies appear, Sega Superstars Tennis will brighten up even the most miserable of days with solid gameplay, fun characters and great courts to play on. If you are looking for a gentle distraction from the many shooters and driving sims out there, this is the very hedgehog.
Summary: Virtua Tennis 3 was no doubt the victorious triumphant return of our old hero from the SEGA Dreamcast days, however now we are presented with SEGA Superstars Tennis, which basically uses the same game engine, but with a few twists here and there.
Pros: Oozing with nostalgia, Colourful presentation, Fun gameplay
Cons: Suprisingly little tennis, No online mini-games, Repetitive character voices