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Game #2405
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Great Courts   (a.k.a. Pro Tennis Tour)  View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Racket

Rating: 8.5 (2 votes)

Great Courts box cover

Great Courts screenshot

Released in 1989 by Blue Byte, Great Courts is one of the first really enjoyable tennis games on home computers. Sure, it doesn't have the VGA graphics and the great variety of options you'll find in Great Courts 2, but it's a very nice game on its own. It's actually a little harder than its successor, making it even more fun to hit that backhand down the line, passing your opponent near the net. I also prefer the fact that you always play at the bottom of the screen, as I found it much harder to play at the far end in its successor. Be sure to check out the manual below for details on the controls. Compared to the original Amiga version of this game, the PC conversion looks pretty poor. The EGA colour-palette especially makes it look a bit odd. Still, at the end of the day it's the gameplay that matters, and Great Courts delivers much more than other tennis games of the time. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Lothar Schmitt
Developer: Blue Byte
Publisher: UBI Soft
Year: 1989
Software Copyright: Blue Byte
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Great Courts 2, Tennis Cup II, 4D Sports Tennis

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