Reply 1280 of 4464, by badmojo
Have you tried "Pro Tennis Tour" (which was also called "Great Courts" in some countries) - nice tennis game from the XT/286/EGA era. I used to play it at the time but never got very good at it.
Otherwise I used to enjoy "Mario Power Tennis" on Gamecube, and I think I also played "Jimmy Connors Pro Tennis Tour" on SNES at a friends place... but I'm not sure you have any of these systems.
Yes I have tried "Great Courts" (I think that's what it was called here). Not bad from memory but I should try again. I don't have a SNES or Gamecube but am willing to invest for a good tennis game! Thanks for the suggestions.
I have since gone back and tried Sampras Extreme and managed to find some tactics to progress further - I've managed to beat Pete now so was happy with that, but that unlocks a harder tournament that has me stumped again. I've also tried a couple of tennis games on the Xbox 360 I had stashed in the shed, including Top Spin 4 which was well reviewed. They're OK but there's so much guff around the actual games that I find myself thinking about the simplicity of the SMD / PS1 games I've been enjoying.
Life? Don't talk to me about life.