PC MS-DOS games list! 
 
Total reviews!
Handheld: 57
16/32bit Computers: 668
8bit Computers: 383
8bit Consoles: 58
16bit Consoles: 78
32/64bit Consoles: 105
128bit Consoles: 26
OnLine members
Currently: 29
Play old-school now!
Partners!
Retro Partners!



Best on 8bit micro!
Shadow of the Beast - Commodore64
International Karate + - Commodore64
Xyphoes Fantasy - AmstradCPC
Arkanoid II - AmstradCPC
Pang - AmstradCPCPlus
Wrath of the Demon - Commodore64
Night Hunter - AmstradCPC
Barbarian - AmstradCPC
Prince of Persia - SamCoupe
Lemmings - SamCoupe
Draconus - AtariXE
Best on 16bit micro!
Turrican II - Amiga
Shadow of the Beast - Amiga
Jim Power - Amiga
Turrican 2 - AtariST
Project X - Amiga
Super Frog - Amiga
Flashback - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - Amiga
Toyota Celica GT Rally - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - AtariST
Wrath Of The Demon - Amiga
Dark Seed - Amiga
Stardust - AtariSTE
Stardust - Amiga
Banshee - AmigaAGA
Flashback - Archimedes
Star Fighter 3000 - Archimedes
Warlocks - Archimedes
Cannon Fodder - Amiga
Another World - Appleiigs
Turrican II - PC
Universe - Amiga
Hurrican - PC
Tyrian - PC
Super Stardust - AmigaAGA
Dark Seed - PC
Pac-Mania - X68000
Best on 8bit consoles!
Pang - GX4000
Best on 16bit consoles!
Jim Power - snes
Donkey Kong Country - snes
Aladdin - snes
Comix Zone - Megadrive
Alien Soldier - Megadrive
Blazing Lazers - pcengine
Raiden - pcengine
Super Star Soldier - pcengine
Best on 32bit consoles!
Best on 128bit consoles!
God Of War - PS2
Resident Evil Zero - GameCube
Gran Turismo 4 - PS2
Black - xbox
Halo Combat Evolved - xbox
Star Fox Adventures - GameCube
SoulCalibur - Dreamcast
Under Defeat - Dreamcast
Soul Calibur 2 - GameCube
Metroid Prime 2 - GameCube
Best on handhelds!
Metroid Fusion - GBA
Raiden - Lynx
Robocod - GameGear
Total hits!
Flag Counter
 
Game info
PC

Great Courts 2

Great Courts 2
GenreTennis
Developer / PublisherBlue Byte / Ubi Soft
Released1991
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:7.5
Sound:7.5
Gameplay:8.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byndial
Great Courts 2 (originally released as Pro Tennis Tour 2) was definitely one of the best tennis games ever made for the home computers in the early 90s. It was released only for the Commodore Amiga, Atari ST and PC (MS-DOS).
 
Review
Great Courts 2The game allows you to participate in just about any form of tennis you might desire. You can compete one-on-one against a human opponent or the computer or play doubles with a friend against two computer opponents. You can play on grass, clay, hard or indoor courts, serve, volley, smash, lob or even practice against a ball-serving machine.
The control, while tricky to master at first, becomes second nature, and as soon as you have got the hang of it, hours of enjoyment will ensue, especially in two-player mode.
One of the game's greatest features, is its ability to allow you to enter the world's leading tournaments. Effectively, the computer simulates a normal tennis year, with you competing in all the major events that make up the calendar. Of course, as you progress through the year, your character's abilities improve.
Gameplay is surely good, as long as you master your strokes and serves.

As with the Amiga and ST versions, the PC (MS-DOS) here offers fine graphics, and up to 16 colors. A higher number of colors (around 200) is only shown at the introductory screen. Sprites are nicely drawn and animated, whilst each court has enough detail to it. The PC version supports only Ad-Lib sound hardware and offers a variety of SFX during gameplay but not sampled (found only in the Amiga version), including sounds of the grunts of the athletes as you swing, the bouncing of the ball bouncing off the ground, etc. The sampled speech of the announcer calling out the scores is not supported here too. But the introductory tune and the main-menu music are pretty good.
 
Screenshots
  • Great Courts 2
  • Great Courts 2
  • Great Courts 2
  • Great Courts 2
  • Great Courts 2
  • Great Courts 2
 
Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
Gameplay sample
Some videos belong to retroshowcase.com (indicated); others not
 
Comparable platforms



16 colors
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS



16 colors
Atari ST



16 colors
PC MS-DOS
 
Hardware information

PC (ms-dos based)

PC (ms-dos based)CPU: Various processors from Intel,AMD, Cyrix, varying from 4.77Mhz (Intel 8088) to 200Mhz (Pentium MMX) and up to 1995 (available on this site)
MEMORY: 640Kb to 32MB RAM (typical up to 1996)
GRAPHICS: VGA standard palette has 256 colors and supports: 640x480 (16 colors or monochrome), 640x350 in 16 colors (EGA compatability mode), 320x200 (16 or 256 colors). Later models (SVGA) featured 18bit color palette (262,144-color) or 24bit (16Milion colors), various graphics chips supporting hardware acceleration mainly for 3D-based graphics routines.
SOUND: 8 to 16 bit sound cards: Ad-Lib featuring Yamaha YMF262 supporting FM synthesis and (OPL3) and 12-bit digital PCM stereo, Sound Blaster and compatibles supporting Dynamic Wavetable Synthesis, 16-bit CD-quality digital audio sampling, internal memory up to 4MB audio channels varying from 8 to 64! etc. Other notable sound hardware is the release of Gravis Ultrasound with outstanding features!
read more...
The PC (ms-dos based) (default) color palette
CGA: 16-color palette (4 on-screen)
EGA: 64-color palette (16 on-screen)
VGA: 256-color palette (256 on-screen)
 
Comments
No comments added yet
 
Login to leave your message!
 
Retroshowcase games
Lethal Species
Music Player!
Play ZX on-line!!
Boot Screens!
Retro-games Trivia!
Old-school Crossword!
Is this my palette?
The logo evolution!
Manuals!
Beat them All!
Random Old Ads!
Design & developed ndial / dialtech.gr
Google+
 
Free counters!