Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
In the Sega tennis stakes, it's game, set and match to Tennis Ace. Whereas Super Tennis has no extra bits to speak of, Tennis Ace lets you choose to be one of 16 players (all of whom have their own strengths and weaknesses) and you can play either singles or doubles exhibition match on lawn, day or concrete courts or start a tournament (which has a password option to let you restart a competition from where you left off). As well as being able to compete with a human opponent, you can of course play against computer players or even, in a doubles match, have a computer part- ner.
The graphics in the game are as good as a viewed-from-above tennis game could be, but you also get close up animations of each service. The sound isn't bad either, and as well as jingling tunes, the Sega even attempts to speak a few umpire-like line calls. The gameplay itself is uncomplicated, but the joypad buttons provide forehand and lob shots and, if you get into the right position, you can even perform smashes.
One of the better Sega sport sims which should keep any tennis fan happy when the municipal court is under six feet of water.