Over The Net is a classic beach volley game in which the rules are identical to those of volleyball: 3 contacts for each team, the ball must not be touched twice in succession by the same player, matches lasting 1, 3 or 5 sets, with each set being won by the first player to reach 15 points etc. You can choose any of the 12 available teams. A single match can be played or you may choose to participate in the Sea Cup, were the matches will take place in a series of seaside resort locations. The tournament proceeds in this manner at increasingly difficult levels up to the conquest of the much aspired Sea Cup!
Gameplay is easy. Each human player is assigned one man and, depending upon how you set up the teams, the remainder are controlled by the computer. During a volley, a shadow appears on the beach to indicate where the ball is. You can thereby estimate where the ball will fall, and the nearest player must go to that point to receive the volley. If the computer controlled player does not move, this means that the human controlled player is the nearest player and must move to the area where the ball will land.
Graphics are really good here. Sprites move fast with nice animation whilst there are several background (sandy) details including a few animated scenes. Although the Amiga version runs with 32 colors on screen, still look a bit better in terms of details when compared to the PC version which offers 256 colors here. I think Over The Net has better graphics than the all-known Beach Volley titlevtoo.
Sound offers a few sampled SFX (ball hitting, player voices, crowd applause etc) during gameplay whilst there is a cute introductory tune at the main menu.