Pro Tennis Simulator
By Codemasters
Spectrum 48K/128K/+2/+3

Published in Crash #81

Pro Tennis Simulator

You can't be serious! The ball was in! All the atmosphere of the real game has been captured in Pro Tennis Sim with the usual moves available to the player, and a choice of court surfaces to play on, including grass and clay.

Many past tennis games have been almost impossible to play, with complicated key combinations needed just to hit the ball back at the other player. This is much simpler and should appeal to a wider audience. Graphics are of a good standard, with large animated tennis stars and well drawn and coloured surroundings to the three courts. It takes a bit of practice to learn when to hit the ball and judge where the other player is going to hit it but once mastered you can be on your way to the lop of the league. The two player option is really fun, especially if you get someone to play against who hasn't got a clue. Smashing the ball so they can't reach it is tremendously satisfying! One of the better tennis games around, I just wish it simulated cool drinks after each match!

Nick Roberts

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