Andre Agassi Tennis

a game by Lance Investments, and TecMagik Entertainment Ltd.

Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesisSNESSNESSega Master SystemSega Master SystemGameGear

Genre: Sports

Andre Agassi Tennis has all the features and super-cool graphics to make it a Grand Slam winner, but what fun is a game if it takes you weeks to get past the first level? The answer -- not much fun at all.

Image Isn't Everything

The graphics for Andre Agassi Tennis are totally cool. They blow away the competition. It's the controls that leave something to be desired. No matter which player you select, (you have eight to choose from) they are too slow to keep up with the competition. Even after you've figured out which shots to hit, you'll be continually frustrated by not being able to reach the ball in time. The people at TecMagik swear that as you advance your player will get quicker. That might be true, but as your player becomes better so does your opponent.

ProTip: Be like Andre. After each shot, get back to the center baseline. If you're off to one side, your opponent will blast a winner into the open court every time. If you're in the middle of the court, you've got a better chance to get to each shot.

Game, Set, and Match

You've got a wide selection of game modes to choose from in Andre Agassi Tennis. You can play singles, doubles, a skins match, or just practice your ground strokes with an automatic ball server that would make your local club's Pro jealous.

In the singles and doubles tournament mode, you play the first round against the computer's opponent. You get eight pros to choose from, including the longhaired teen idol himself. Each player has his/her own unique style. The other players compete simultaneously behind-the-scenes with you. Winners are paired for the matches that follow. Each of the four tournaments that make up a season is played on different surfaces. They range from the grass at Wimbledon to the clay at Rolan Garis. Each surface has its advantages and disadvantages. Four matches make up a tournament. Get through the first three and you're playing for a championship title. Be prepared 'cuz these guys can really stroke it.

  • Since each of the eight players has different abilities, play to their strength. If you're Andre Agassi don't try to be John McEnroe. Andre's a baseliner and that's where he's most effective.
  • When serving, press A and Down for a fast serve. Aim for the center service line. Your chances of getting an ace more than double if you go down the middle.

Mo' Money, Mo' Money, Mo' Money

Winning a tournament is crucial to becoming a better player. With each victory, you collect more prize money. After winning a tournament, you get to go to the Training screen. There, you actually purchase better playing attributes, which range from foot speed to a better forehand. To stay at the top of your game, you've got to make money and regularly increase your skill on the Training screen.

The Skins tournament is an excellent way to rake in the cash -- even if you lose the tournament. Every winning point means 'mo money, 'mo money, 'mo money. The stakes for each point start at $10 and double each time the ball crosses the net. The longer the rallies, the bigger the pot. Each ace is worth $1,000.

When returning serves, be ready to hit the ball early. Press A almost as soon as the computer serves. The longer you hold down A, the harder and deeper the return.

Looks Ain't Everything

With a few modifications, Andre Agassi Tennis would be a sure winner. Without improved skills for your player at the lower levels, this game has a fault. Agassi's lookin' slow, but smooth.

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YOU'VE DARED TO CROSS THE LINE. YOU'RE STARING DOWN THE RACKET OF ANDRE AGASSI. HE SERVES. DEADLY TOPSPIN.

A HEARTBEAT. YOU DRIVE HIM DEEP WITH A BACKHAND. HE DIVES. YES! A PERFECT DROP-SHOT. OR IS IT?]

ANDRE AGASSI TENNIS FOR SEGA GENESIS. THE MOST REALISTICALLY CONCEIVED TENNIS GAME EVER. PLAY AGASSI. IF YOU CAN'T BEAT HIM, BE HIM. TAKE ON ONE OF SEVEN WORLD-CLASS CHALLENGERS. EACH WITH THEIR OWN BRAND OF CHAMPIONSHIP TENNIS. CHOOSE YOUR GAME. SINGLES. DOUBLES. MATCH. CALL YOUR COURT. GRASS. CLAY. HARD. AMERICAN INDOOR. A SPECIAL TENNIS ANNOUNCER WILL MAKE SURE YOU - AND EVERYONE ELSE - KNOWS THE SCORE.

ARE YOU READY?

reggie posted a review

Hit like a pro in Andre Agassi Tennis. As you step into the shoes of the excellent tennis player, you will take the court with seven high performing tennis professionals. You can experience tennis at its best with features such as three different gameplay modes, eight professional characters that vary in skills, two different levels that will challenge your skills, and one to two player options. Try a hand on hard surfaces, clay, or grass. In the gameplay modes, you can try exhibition – where you will take on an opponent in a single match; practice – which allows you to hone your gaming skills with either a ball machine or partner; or tournament – where you compete against 16-players that will ultimately challenge your tennis skills to the very peek of your performance capabilities. This 1992 release, developed by TecMagik, Inc, is the ultimate tennis gaming experience brought right to your screen.

reggie posted a review

A nice strategically-biased tennis simulator. You will be playing on eight pitches having that subtle feeling of being an Andre Agassi.

I don't think everybody can afford to play tennis, the sport for the privileged in real life but it's possible to beat big tennis players in this version of a tennis simulator. Playing hard on the court, running for the ball, this is essential if you want to win.

The game is interesting. The graphics being very moderate, the game does attract by its superb animation and wonderful game play. The movements made by tennis players are nicely traced, the ball has its own shadow, well if you are really into tennis this is what you need.

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