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There have been many underrated games over the years, but from time to time you get a series without the success and attention you deserve. That's the case with Namco Smash Tennis Court Franchises have always played a role in [high quality] some arcade-style tennis matches, but-maybe because their earlier have never been seen in the US-when people list Namco's most popular franchises When operating rights, it has never really been taken away.

Smash Tennis Is the fifth game in the series, with several arcade games previously, Famicom and TurboGrafx-16 games World court with Home tennis [This is called Super Family Tennis In Japan]. Since Smash Tennis was first launched in 1993, only Japan and Europe have regained Smash Tennis, so its addition to Switch Online's SNES library marks its first official release in North America.

At first glance, it has a lot in common with what Tonkin House's Nintendo posted Super tennis. It uses a similar perspective, has the same cute, chunky character style, and focuses more on arcade-style actions and simple controls, rather than trying to recreate the sport in a realistic, deep way.

Despite its simple appearance, Smash Tennis played great tennis. In fact, some might say that this is better than the legendary efforts of Tonkin House. You only have three types of strokes-strong, weak and treble-but in some way this is enough to cope with any situation on the court. This is mainly due to the aiming mechanic, which is an essential part of any tennis game and still plagues people today.

In short, your strokes are usually relatively easy to get where you want. Hold to the left while swinging, then hit it to the left. Hold on and you will reach the high post behind the court. Wait a minute, you will try to put a short paragraph online. Each of the 20 playable characters also has its own stats, so some people may have better backhand performance, and some may be slower, but it may cause some trouble.

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None of this sounds particularly revolutionary, but at the time, finding tennis matches with this level of control was actually not common. Anyone who has played Andre Agassi Tennis, David Crane's amazing tennis Either Jimmy Connors Professional Tennis Tour – All of them arrived in SNES a year ago – will know that there is no tennis match and simply put the ball in the desired position without the pain of a long adjustment period. All you need to do in Smash Tennis is learn how to schedule your serve, and everything else works.

So how can you do all this with these precisions? Well, the main mode is the tournament, which at first looks like a simple quarterfinal in a tournament called Namco Open. Play three games, win all and get the trophy. However, this is not the end of the story, it is the first trophy that you win, and then you are eligible to play in four other games-the US, Asia, Australia and the European Open-and get a "Grand Slam" Case means winning everyone].

This is not the longest mode in the world; if you master the features of the controls fast enough, you can beat the entire mode and enjoy Major typo Appears on the end screen in approximately two and a half hours. It is also not difficult to set up, which means that once you master it, there is virtually nowhere else to go. In other words, it can also be played in CPU mode or in doubles mode, so at least there are some replay factors.

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In addition to the tournament mode, the rest is the ability to play an exhibition game, but these games are more interesting than the basic grass court, hard court and clay court due to the addition of five additional novelty courts It is really interesting that you will find it in main mode. Here you can play in ski resorts, forest huts, in front of Japanese shrines, on the beach or on the top of a mountain, and each location has many visual details.

Even better, each court has a dedicated panel to help you stay alert. For example, boarding courts start with fog, but this doesn't affect your ability to play games, but it still looks good. As you continue to play with the fog lift, the sun is shining and the bottom of the pitch slowly begins to reveal the shadow of the trees behind you. Nice to see. Less cute [though certainly more fun] is a flock of birds that occasionally decide to fly over as you prepare for service.

These quirky little things have also infiltrated other courses, from cats that ran out when you hit the ball into the temple, to beach burns, and if you hit a tree next to him, the beach burns will be hit by coconuts. However, the most important thing is that the climber on the mountain course constantly tries to reach the top of the mountain during your game, and occasionally falls a little when the lens falls from the edge of the course and passes him. When he finally reached the summit, he raised the flag and continued to cheer for you.

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This is not a perfect game: especially when it comes to character selection, there really is a problem. Although there are 20 players to choose from and each player's stats are very different, all you get is a list. You won't see these statistics, or even the appearance of the character, so unless you know the difference between Tony, Carol and Helen, you will go through many trials and errors until you find that you find An ability [or appearance, if you are a shallow type like us] is best suited for your own style.

In games, however, this is the only issue worth noting. There is almost no better multiplayer title on SNES-playing tournament mode in cooperative games is a special explosion-hopefully the Switch Online release [signifying its debut in North America] will be At last Earn the love and deserved attention it deserves.

in conclusion

Super Tennis is probably the first game most people think of about 16-bit entertainment, but Smash Tennis is almost equal in almost every aspect, even in charm, control, number of players, and so on. So far, its absence in the United States has kept it firmly on the radar of many players, but don't get me wrong: this is one of the best 16-bit sports games, period.