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International 3D Tennis

• Publisher: Palace Software
• Developer:
Sensible Soft.
Release Date: 1990
Code: Chris Yates

GFX: Jim Wilson
Music: Richard Joseph

ZZAP64 Game Rating: 94%
Our Game Rating: 90%
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> INTERNATIONAL 3D TENNIS by Palace Software


• Completed & Reviewed by Neil Collins

International 3D Tennis by Palace Software is a unique tennis game featuring strange looking wireframe vector players. There are tons of tournaments to play, with the biggest and hardest being Wimbledon. I put some time into playing this one and started to get the hang of it. The tougher skill level and players are quite a challenge so it will take a genius to beat this one without cheating. Overall it's not as good as many other tennis games on the C64.

The graphics, sound and game play are all pretty naff but the worst thing of all about this game is the awful control system and difficulty level. The final stage nearly had me pulling my hair out by the handful.

It's a shocking game that you really don't need in your life. Avoid like the plague.


Game, Set and Match to Fool!


"Get off my grass!"


The End.

HOW WAS IT COMPLETED?: I saved my progress as I won each game.

SO WHAT HAPPENS?: Once the final set of the final at Wimbledon is won, the game is beaten. A message appears which reads 'CONGRATULATIONS. AS CHAMPION OF THE WIMBLEDON TOURNAMENT YOU COLLECT $250,000'. You can then continue a new season and add to your earnings if you wish.

COMMENTS:

  • Neil: Each tournament ends in similar fashion. A simple text message just ain't good enough for me. 1/10.
     
  • Vinny: I had no idea this was a Sensible Software production! You learn something new every day!

    This ending could have been a little more rewarding... maybe a cup or trophy would have been a good start. 1/10 from me too.
  • Andrew Fisher: The wireframe graphics are very clever technically, and the animation is excellent - from bouncing the ball before a serve to shaking hands at the end.

    Winning games at the higher difficulty levels is challenging but they can be beaten.

    And there's the excellent music by the late Richard Joseph.

    But it is disappointing just to get a text message.
  • Brendan Phoenix: Whilst accepting it is most probably a technical achievement - wireframe / vector type graphics never really appealed to me at the time (and still don't know) so I swerved this.

FINAL SAY: Dollars? Not at Wimbledon matey!

G.E. RATING: 1 / 10

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