Wimbledon Championship Tennis

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a game by Sega
Genre: Sports
Platform: Sega GenesisGenesis
Editor Rating: 6/10, based on 3 reviews
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Wimbledon Championship Tennis
Wimbledon Championship Tennis
Wimbledon Championship Tennis
Wimbledon Championship Tennis

At first glance, you may wonder why another Genesis tennis game is joining an already crowded market. They all feature similar graphics, options, and game play. However, Wimbledon Championship Tennis stands head and shoulders above the Genesis center court crowd with realistic graphics, an abundance of options, smooth game play, and exciting new four-player simulareous game play using Sega's Team Player Multi- Player Adapter. Wimbledon Championship Tennis serves up a whole new ball game!

ProTip: The most effective lob is one that sends the ball behind your opponent.

Wonders of Wimbledon

Like its namesake, Wimbledon Championship Tennis is a first- class operation from first serve to match point. Sharp graphics, which feature realistically proportioned and animated players, immediately show off the quality of the game. Too many tennis games have been hindered by cartoony, unrealistic character sprites. In Wimbledon, detailed backgrounds and different court surfaces are effectively conveyed. Additional graphic highlights, such as linesmen, ball boys and girls, and hilarious animation whenever a player is beaned by the ball, add to the graphic excellence.

Since real tennis discourages unnecessary sounds from distracting the players, this game is understandably light on its audio capabilities. However, the sound bites that do exist are strong and distinctive. With the digitized sound of balls bouncing off different surfaces, players' grunts and groans, the court judge's scoring, and audience applause and reactions, Wimbledon Championship Tennis sounds like the real thing.

The programmers made every effort to replicate the tennis experience within the confines of the Sega control pad. Players (and their shadows) move fluidly across the surface, responding easily to the controls. All major strokes are effectively represented, with variations for the strength and direction of the hit. You can select from 24 professional male and female players, each of whom is ranked according to strokes, speed, and footwork. Every player performs faithfully to their stats, so it'll show if your player is lacking in a certain area.

Don't play too close to the net, or your swing will send the ball directly into it.

Tennis, Anyone?

Wimbledon Championship Tennis is solid sports fun for die-hard tennis fanatics and casual players alike. There are 10 skill levels of competition to guarantee a satisfying experience, even for novices. A variety of possible combinations -- singles versus the computer, head to head, doubles against the computer. and four-player simultaneous action -- ensures a suitable match for everyone.

Game, Set, Sega!

Sega serves up a solid winner with one of its first Sega Sports entries. Excellent graphics, smooth game play, and enticing four-player action are the hallmarks of this effective, entertaining sports game. See ya courtside!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

Game Reviews

It is the sport for the socially elite. Its rigorous play makes the game a wise choice for people who want to stay fit. The game is tennis. Its greatest competition, Wimbledon, can be relived on your Sega Genesis. As part of the forefront of the Sega Sports series, players are given a chance to compete in a series of games to determine who will be the best. Enter the Quarter Finals and fight to win, or practice in the Exhibition Mode. Up to four players can strut their stuff, making a game of Doubles even more challenging. Wimbledon further enhances the game play by making you able to jack up your stats, so you'll be the ultimate player in no time!

  • Difficulty: Average
  • Available: August 1992
  • Theme: Sports


Throughout the years, Wimbledon has been the acid test for the best in tennis. Now, it is your turn! Wimbledon Tennis is the latest Game Gear cart from the folks at Sega, and it has all the marks of a winner!

Select a player from a dozen of the world's best. Each player has his own strengths and weaknesses. You can even customize your own player to best fit your abilities! Plus, the court surface can be adjusted to your liking.

For fast, hard-hitting tennis action, hit the court with Wimbledon Tennis coming in August. Serve and volley to the finals!

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