ATP Tour Championship Tennis

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ATP Tour Championship Tennis
Developer(s) SIMS Co., Ltd.
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) Sega Genesis
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports (Tennis)
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer

ATP Tour Championship Tennis is a tennis videogame released by Sega in 1994.

Game modes[edit]

ATP Tour

The main mode of the game, starts with the user creating a player and customizing attributes such as birth date, nationality, height, weight, and gameplay-related such as making the player right or left-handed, and choosing two moves for backhand and forehand each. Once the game starts, the user is placed at the bottom of the rankings, and can choose to participate in the following ATP tournaments:

Exhibition Match

In this mode, the player can select from a variety of combinations, ranging from a singles game against the computer, another person or just watch, up to a doubles game with four players at the same time.

Exhibition Tournament

The player can create a singles tournament, customizing parameters such as the length of matches, and choose between four kinds of surfaces (clay, hard, carpet and grass).

ATP Senior Tour

Consists of a single-elimination tournament with eight retired ATP players participating.

Players[edit]

A total of 40 licensed ATP tennis players are featured in the game, with 32 active (at the time) and 8 retired legends:

Active players

Legends

Reception[edit]

GamePro stated in their review that "ATP scores a decisive win over EA's recent IMG International Tennis Tour." They particularly praised the game's numerous options, solid controls, and adjustable difficulty, though they did criticize that the scaling of the ball "sometimes distracts you more than it helps you."[1] A reviewer for Next Generation applauded the game's originality, commenting that "The usual Pong feel of previous tennis games is still all here, but the ability to lob a pass, drill a passing shot, cut the ball, and nail 100 mph serves on the chalk, makes this absolutely the best Genesis tennis product to date." Additionally complimenting the highly challenging AI and accessible gameplay, he gave it four out of five stars.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ATP Tennis Scores An Ace on Genesis". GamePro. IDG (69): 101. April 1995. 
  2. ^ "ATP Tennis". Next Generation. Imagine Media (6): 110. June 1995.