Tennis (video game)

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Developer(s) Nintendo R&D1
Intelligent Systems[1]
Platform(s) NES, PC-88, PlayChoice-10, Sharp X1, Famicom Disk System, Game Boy, Nintendo e-Reader, Wii (Virtual Console), Nintendo 3DS (Virtual Console), Wii U (Virtual Console)
Release date(s) NES
JP 19840114January 14, 1984
NA 19851018October 18, 1985
EU 198609September 1986
JP 198506June 1985
Sharp X1
JP 1985
Famicom Disk System
JP 19860221February 21, 1986
Game Boy
JP 19890529May 29, 1989
NA 198908August 1989
PAL 1990
Nintendo e-Reader
  • NA September 16, 2002
Virtual Console (NES)
JP 20061202December 2, 2006
NA 20061218December 18, 2006
PAL 20061222December 22, 2006
Nintendo 3DS
Virtual Console (GB)
EU 20110607June 7, 2011
NA 20110623June 23, 2011
JP 20110720July 20, 2011
Wii U
Virtual Console (NES)
NA 20131010October 10, 2013
EU 20131010October 10, 2013
JP 20131030October 30, 2013
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Tennis (テニス Tenisu?) is a sports game released for the NES. In North America and Europe, Tennis was one of 18 launch games for the NES. A Game Boy version was also released.


The game features single-player and two-player modes for singles and doubles matches, with either competitive or cooperative gameplay. A computerized opponent's artificial intelligence can be set to one of five difficulty levels. Mario referees the matches.

Publication history[edit]

In 1985, Hudson Soft published Tennis for the PC-8801. It was also included in the Nintendo Vs. System series under the name Vs. Tennis (VS. テニス Bāsasu Tenisu?). Nintendo ported the game to the Game Boy in 1989, and to the Nintendo e-Reader in 2002.

The original version is embedded in the life simulation game Animal Crossing (2001), and features in the party video game WarioWare: Twisted! (2004) as one of 9-Volt's minigames. For the Virtual Console, Nintendo republished the Famicom/NES version of Tennis to the Wii in 2006 and the Wii U in 2013 and the Game Boy version to the Nintendo 3DS in 2011.

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