ATP Tour Championship Tennis
by SEGA Entertainment, Inc.
If you like tennis and enjoy playing it, the ATP Tour Championship Tennis release will be ajoy for you. Although the game was released more than 15 years ago, it is still considered a classic worthy to play. The player is placed in the bottom of the ranking when the game starts, and has to play and win his way up to the top. There are a total of 11 competitions in the game, plus exhibition matches, exhibitions tournaments and an exciting ATP Senior Tour, featuring singe-elimination tournaments with retired ATP tennis pros.
Put on your tennis gear and get ready to compete against the very best in the ATP Tour where you'll go around the world entering tournaments to be ranked number one in the world.
The game is comprised of an Exhibition Match, Exhibition Tournament and an ATP Senior Tour Event where you compete against the best from the past, and begin or resume an ATP Tour. As you begin the ATP Tour, you play as a no-namer. You first have to create a character by customizing his name, date of birth, country, height and weight. You'll also have to decide which hand your player is comfortable using and skills on both forehands and backhands. You'll be given 10 ability points to customize and develop your abilities. As you win tournaments, you'll gain more ability points, whether it's for your serve control, forehand power or footwork speed. After all of these options, you'll be taken to a list of tournaments for 1995. You'll go through each of them deciding if you want to compete in it or skip it. It's best to compete in the early ones to gain more ability points and receive money for your winnings, sending your rankings in the top 10.
In the first tourney you enter, you'll be seeded last in the brackets. Work your way through the bracket in hopes of entering the finals.
Playing the game takes some time, as you must time your hits, both your backhand and forehand strokes. Try practicing on a hard court to get your timing down before entering a tournament. The players in the tourney have more precision than you do in the beginning. The more ability points you gain, the better you will be in the tournaments.
This game features multiplay, which allows you to play up to four players at once. In the Exhibition Match, the computer will pick your players from today's real pros. You can set your game speed, change the court surface and play one-, three-,or five-set matches.
This game is still in production, but by the looks of it, tennis fans of all ages will enjoy spending time with this one.
MANUFACTURER - SEGA
THEME - Sport
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1-4
Settle it in Court
Pit Chang against Edberg and see who's got the serve-and-volley edge.
See how a No. 1 player from the past, like bad boy Hie Nastase, measures up to today's overall leader, Pete Sampras.
Or create your own rookie player and take on the whole tour.
Choose your own nationality, birthdate, play style, type of spin on forehand and backhand, and more.
If you're feeling cocky, turn off the ball-bounce pointer and computer-assisted control.
You can also save your place on a tour, adjust the game speed, and pick from four kinds of courts.
With this many options, maybe Lendl could win a match on grass.
Just remember: No arguing with the umpire.
- If you're weak in the footwork department, select a clay-court match for a slightly slower game.
- Force your opponent out of his usual game. Bring a baseliner up to the net, for example.
- For sheer power, Rod Laver and Pete Sampras are your best bets.
- You can use any button to serve, but if you've got a high power rating, try Button A.
- Button С gives you the hardest shot in a volley.
So you think your backhand's pretty intimidating.
You can outvolley anyone at the local courts.
Put your groundstrokes and topspin to the test against Pete Sampras, Michael Stich, or any of the other 32 top-ranked men in ATP Tour Championship Tennis from Sega for the Genesis.
The roster reflects the game style of each player, along with his strengths and weaknesses in seven key categories from serve power to forehand accuracy.
Play as a rookie, increasing your skill ratings as you win matches, or compete as any of the big names to see how it feels to wield John McEnroe's backhand or Brad Gilbert's inside-out forehand.
Whether you play singles against the CPU or doubles with three other gamers, ATP Tennis serves up enough hand-eye and strategy challenge to knock any tennis addict out of his court shoes.
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2006-04-24 This game brings you as close to the ATP Tour Championship Tennis.