VIRTUA TENNIS from Sega is essentially a graphically splendid, feature-rich take
on the SNES classic SUPER TENNIS. You can choose one of several real-life tennis
pros, select Singles or Doubles mode, and make your ball-bouncing way through
levels of ever-increasing challenge. Controlling your swing and ball direction
is simple and elegant: one button is used for normal swings and one button is
for lobs, and you control the direction of your shot with the analog stick. The
duration of the button press determines how powerful your shot is, meaning you
have control over every element of every shot. Compete in Exhibition mode
against your friends and watch the multiplayer mayhem ensue, and engage in
Four-Player Doubles matches that are court-crowding parties of sporting madness.
Customize the rules for victory, enjoy a slew of mini-games (like knocking down
cans and hitting bulls-eyes), spend your winnings in the tennis shop (contract
partners, buy stylish outfits), and unlock hidden players. In VIRTUA TENNIS for
the Dreamcast, the ball is always in play.