- Play singles, or doubles with Lend or Evert as your partner
- Play 4 major tournaments to win the grand slam title
- Total ball control, with spins and the "Miracle shot"
- Get advice from Lendl and Evert as you play
- Create your own player profile
- 1M+1M ROM memory
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The Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open-the biggest names in tennis compete in these tournaments every year trying to win the coveted 11 Grand Slam. So why not you? Well, now there's nothing in your way. Asmik's Top Players' Tennis lets you compete for the Grand Slam right along with the pros.
Singles or Doubles!
Choose from many different play modes -- Singles (against the computer or another player), Doubles and even One Player vs. Two Players on the other side of the net! In the Singles Mode you head out on the tour. But before you hit the road you've got to decide who you'd like to be! Slip into the tennis togs of I Evert or Lendl and hit the courts, or develop your own player. If you decide to go it on your own, you'll allocate points among different sills -- speed, stamina, strength, agility, concentration, technique, and even miracle shot ability!
ProTip: Choose Evert or Lendl for your first few practice matches. Once you've gotten a feel for their special skills you can check out how their points are allocated. This gives you a better idea as to how you'd like to allocate your own skill points.
Once you've picked your pro, you'll find yourself competing in the Asmik Open. You've got to win enough matches here to earn qualifying points to compete in the Grand Slam tournaments. With each match you win, your player earns more points, and becomes stronger in the different skill levels.
Every player you're up against has different skills. During the first few games conservatively, staying back on the baseline, until you've assessed your opponent's strengths and weaknesses.
When your ranking is high enough you're off on your Grand Slam quest. Play in each of the world's most famous tournaments, from the clay courts of the French Open, to the grass courts of Wimbledon.
In between matches you'll get a password that lets you continue to develop the same player. You can keep playing Wimbledon until you're the champ.
If you've got a friend, or even three, in the mood for a set or two there's a game here for you. Play Singles against one another, or play Doubles on your own, or play with up to three friends, using the Nintendo Satellite. In Doubles play you'll head straight to the Grand Slam tournament of your choice. Evert or Lendl are always ready to team up with you for some great doubles action.
Serve it Up
As in all tennis, your serve is one of the key points of your game. Serve the ball fast or slow, and even put some spin on it to confuse the receiver. Once you get the hang of hitting your serve it's easy to avoid double faulting.
The timing of your swing is the key to great serving. Swing just as the ball begins to drop back down towards you.
Play all of the Angles
As you work your way up to Grand Slam Champ you'll need to practice all of your shots, and work all of the angles. The same strategies that work in real tennis work here. If your opponent runs into the net, drill a shot down the sideline or hit a sharp crosscourt angled to pass your opponent clean! Or, toss a lob right over his head! If the other player returns the ball you might get a chance to blast an overhead smash right down his throat!
Unless you're really quick, it's easier to stay back at the baseline. You've got a lot more time to get into position and hit the ball. When you're up at the net, just as in real tennis, things happen very fast!
Mix up your shots. Besides normal flat groundstrokes, volleys and smashes, you've got the ability, using your controller, to put top spin, side spin, and a little slice on your shots. If worse comes to worse, you can even go for a Miracle Shot. Miracle shots include the bewildering Miracle Return (you don't even have to touch the ball), the Miracle Spiral (twists and turns to totally confuse your opponent), and Miracle Speed (a blazing shot that leaves your opponent gasping in disbelief).
Miracle shots don't work too well until you've earned enough miracle points! As you gain skill and experience you'll gain the ability to make impossible shots just like the pros!
The rules of the Game
Top Players Tennis also includes a complete set of tennis rules and terminology. The refs are pretty fair, although you'll still find yourself wanting to throw your racket to the ground in the middle of a heated match when you think you've gotten a bad call. It won't do any good, though! If you're really upset you can always ask for advice from Chris or Ivan. They're always happy to put in their two cents.
Top Players' Tennis is one smashing new title for sports and tennis lovers everywhere. Asmik scores a big 6-0, 6-0 with this first title for the Nintendo. It's guaranteed hours of great tennis action, either alone or with friends! Tennis anyone?