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GX4000

Pro Tennis Tour

Pro Tennis Tour
GenreTennis
Developer / PublisherUbisoft
Released1990
Media1 x cartridge
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:7.5
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Pro Tennis Tour 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 too. The game focused more on fluid, rapid action and concise options rather than realistic or technical accuracy.
 
Review
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 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 fully-manual shots do take its toll in the long run.

The GX4000 offers really good graphics with detailed court design and nice sprite animations although is hard to control the player at times. The main game screen is big, the camera angle set high. I really enjoyed the referees which turn their heads left n right according to the ball direction!
The sound is ok, featuring a nice introductory tune and the usual whacks and swings of tennis during gameplay but no crowd sounds.
 
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Hardware information

GX4000

GX4000CPU: ZiLOG Z80 processor clocked at 4 MHz
MEMORY: 64Kb RAM, 32Kb ROM
GRAPHICS: 18Kb VRAM, 32 colors maximum (16 + 15 for sprites + 1 border) on screen. Video display which saw an increase in palette to 4096 colors and gained a capacity for hardware sprites. Splitting the display into separate modes and pixel scrolling both became fully supported hardware features.
SOUND: AY-3-8912 chip, 3-channel stereo, DMA for high-quality samples (with minimal processor overhead).
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The GX4000 (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colours palette (32 on screen)
 
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