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Tennis (NES)
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Front box art for the North American NES version
Tennis (Game Boy)
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Front box art for the North American Game Boy version
Developer(s): Nintendo
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Famicom Disk System
Game Boy
Category: Sports
Players: 1-2
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: VS. Tennis
Release dates
N. America: October 18, 1985 (NES)
July 31, 1989 (Game Boy)
September 16, 2002 (Game Boy Advance e-Reader port of NES version)
Japan: January 14, 1984 (Famicom)
February 21, 1986 (Famicom Disk System)
May 29, 1989 (Game Boy)
Europe: September 1, 1986 (NES)
September 1990 (Game Boy)
China: 1995 (Mani 4 in 1) (Game Boy)

Tennis is both a Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy game. It is part of both the Sports series and Tennis series, and is based on the sport of the same name. It also has a Nintendo VS. System variant called VS. Tennis.

The Game Boy version was succeeded by the game Top Rank Tennis.


Box (NES version)

Whether it's singles or
doubles you'll love the
non-stop action of this
amazingly real tennis

Slam a serve, fire a blazing background, smash a forehand volley ー you call the
shots in Nintendo TENNIS! Nintendo lets you choose an opponent from five
different skill levels. So as your game improves, so does your playing partner!
Plus, you can actually gauge the speed of your serve! The better the timing,
the faster it moves across the net. You'll have hours of fun rushing the net,
playing the baseline or roaming the court. With Nintendo's state-of-the-art
against a computer opponent or challenge a friend. Nintendo's state-of-the-art
graphics and realistic game play, you'll really believe you're at center court!

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
Tennis PlayChoice-10 1986 A port of the game.

Tennis (Animal Crossing) Nintendo 64
Nintendo GameCube
April 14, 2001 (Japan)
December 14, 2001 (Japan, Doubutsu no Mori+)
September 15, 2002 (North America)
June 27 2003 (Japan, Doubutsu no Mori e+)
October 17, 2003 (Australia)
September 24, 2004 (Europe)
A port of the game, available in Animal Crossing for the Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube.

Tennis (Mani) Game Boy 1995 In Hong Kong, Mani released the 4 in 1: Tetris, Tennis, Alleyway, Yakuman. It included this game and the others in one special M161 Game Boy Game Pak. Other 4 in 1 Game Paks were available for non-Nintendo intellectual property.
Tennis Game Boy Advance (e-Reader card) September 16, 2002 (North America) A port of the game, available via scanning the card via the e-Reader.

Tennis Wii Virtual Console December 2, 2006 (Japan)
December 18, 2006 (North America)
December 22, 2006 (Europe)
A port of the game, available from the Wii Shop Channel.

Tennis Wii U Virtual Console October 10, 2013 (North America and Europe)
October 30, 2013 (Japan)
A port of the game, available from the Wii U Nintendo eShop, and with an added restore point feature.

Tennis Nintendo Switch September 19, 2018 (Worldwide) A port of the game, available from Nintendo Switch Online.


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