Tennis on the Game Boy was first released back in 1990. Because this is Digitally Downloaded’s first Game Boy Virtual Console release, I’m going to say this once and only once: these games are overpriced. There is no way a 20 year old game with less content than a free iPhone game is fairly priced at $Au4 or more based on raw content.
|Who needs awesome 3D visuals when you have simple elegance?|
In short, yes. Though it’s a primitive game of tennis, we can forgive Tennis for that – it is a primitive game. It’s just a primitive game that plays remarkably well.
The only time it becomes difficult to play is in assessing where lobs will land. Modern tennis games typically use an icon on the court to give you an idea of where a lob is going. Here, you don’t have that luxury. It does mean you’ll lose some points cheaply, but the AI doesn’t spam the lob either, so it’s not too frustrating.
|Box art back in those days was awesome|