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Pro Tennis Tour

Pro Tennis Tour
GenreTennis
Developer / PublisherUbisoft
Released1990
Media1 x tape
Rating
Graphics:7.0
Sound:7.0
Gameplay:7.0
Overall:7.0
Reviewed byndial
Pro Tennis Tour (also known as Great Courts) is a tennis game, developed and published by Ubisoft in 1990 for the Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64 and the Amstrad CPC+ computers. It was also released for the Amstrad GX4000 console and Nintendo SNES. The game focused more on fluid, rapid action and concise options rather than realistic or technical accuracy.
 
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Pro Tennis TourPro Tennis Tour offers only two modes of play: a two-player exhibition and a single-player world tournament. Customization options are limited to a name change, opponents come at you in a set order, and there arent even any double matches on offer. Split-screen gameplay (found in the Tennis Cup 2 by Loriciels) is unfortunately not supported here. Altering shot speeds and lengths depending on the location from where a shot is made which are calculated from the computer itself, so not much of a gameplay here as the shot you make depends entirely on the position of the player on court.
Although the gameplay is enjoyable, the limits on options and the inability to make your own shots do take its toll in the long run.

The Commodore 64 version has good graphics with detailed court design and nicely drawn sprites, but there is some real sloppy animation here, with many skips between frames of you running to hit the ball, which causes many problems with game mechanics, resulting in lots of missed shots.
The sound is typical here, featuring a nicely composed introductory theme and the usual whacks and swings of tennis sound effects during gameplay.
 
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Comparable platforms
Amstrad CPC Plus
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Hardware information

Commodore 64/128/Plus4

Commodore 64/128/Plus4CPU: C64 MOS Technology 6510 1.02MHz (NTSC version), 0.985MHz (PAL version) / C128-D MOS 8502 2MHz, Zilog Z80A 4MHz
MEMORY: 64 KB or 128 KB RAM Expandable to 320-640 KB / 20KB ROM
GRAPHICS: VIC II 16 colors, 320x200 (2 unique colors in each 8x8 pixel block), 160x200 (3 unique colors + 1 common color in each 4x8 block), 8 hardware sprites, Smooth scrolling
SOUND: MOS Technology 6581/8580 SID, 3-channel synthesizer with programmable ADSR envelope, 8 octaves
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The Commodore 64/128/Plus4 (default) color palette
VIC20: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C64/128: 16-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
C-16,Plus/4: 121-colors YPbPr palette (16 on screen)
 
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