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.
The game runs only in VGA graphics hardware and offers pretty colorful scenes with up to 256 colors on screen! Compared to the Amiga version, it is way more colorful. But still, I think the Amiga version looks better in terms of details (i.e. crowd looks better, sandy courts look better etc). Sprites move fast with nice animation whilst there are several background details of the sandy courts. Unfortunately there is no animated scene at the background (well at least the Amiga version offers just a few animated flags but nothing special there too).
Sound is its weak point for the PC version. Although it offers a nice introductory tune at the main menu, gameplay is almost soundless, offering a few dull SFX whilst the Amiga version offer some nice sampled SFX.