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                                Guide For Tennis On The Nintendo Entertainment
System
                                Written by Poopawhacka
                                Copyright Nintendo 1883

16/4-Updated the spelling







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                          |        FAQ/Walkthrough v1.0                       |
                          |        for Nintendo NES game Tennis               |
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                          | written by Laurence Gamble in 2004                |
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                          |  email : poopawhacka@yahoo.com                    |
                          | website:www.geocities.com/poopawhacka.html        |
                          |         www.poopawhacka.angelcities.com/page.html |
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PLEASE NOTE:This document is copyrighted. I give permission for you to print
it, use it on your website or electronically reproduce it. I do not give
permission for you to sell this for a profit. This document is shareware and is
for private usage.





CONTENTS- 1.My Opinion

          2.Game Basics
          i.Controls
         ii.Control notes
        iii.Story
         iv.Characters
          v.Difficulty
         vi.Shots
        vii.Scoring

         3.Rules
         i.Serving
        ii.other rules

         4.The court
         i.Singles
        ii.Doubles

         5.Difficulty 1-5 FAQ
         i.Level 1
        ii.Level 2
       iii.Level 3
        iv.Level 4
         v.Level 5

         6.Difficulty 1-5 differences

         7.Frequently asked questions

         8.Game Genie Codes

         9.Conclusion


1.MY OPINION
This Tennis game for the NES is pretty bad, because its a sports game. But this
has a difference. Mario is in it (he is the umpire.) So its a Mario game. And
all Mario games are awesome.
The graphics in this are pretty bad. It has some nice animations, like the
backward smash and the way Mario moves his head when umpiring but they are
nothing compared to games like SMB3. They are about as good as an atari 7800
game.
The Music is good, while it lasts. There is only music in the title screen. But
at least its good music. The effects are just beeps and bangs and the
occasional boing and they get really annoying, especially because when you run
it goes beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep beep etc.
But it is a very challenging game, which should keep you going for
weeks.Espescially on level 2 or up. Unfortunately, this games controls are
awful. The CONTROLS are good, but are slow, sloppy and unresponsive. Like if
you swing to hit it, you never know where it's going, and the ball also always
hits you. The game is fun, but nothing compared to the Mario & Virtual Tennis'
of this world.



2.GAME BASICS
Here I give you some basic infomation about the game,Like stuff you'd mostly
stuff you find in the instruction manual for Tennis. But hey,Who can be
bothered reading 'em? There are 2 modes Singles & Doubles. In single you're
against a computor, and in doubles you and a friend are against the computor.

i.CONTROLS
Up-      Move up
Down-    Move down
Left-    Move Left
Right-   Move right
A button-Hit the ball
B button-Lob the ball
START-   Pause game
     -   Choose game type
SELECT-  Select game type at main menu


ii.CONTROL NOTES
-You aim by where you stand and if you do a forehand or backhand
-To serve, when the ball is thrown up, hit it either straight away, or when
it's coming down
-When serving if you try to hit it when it is to far up in the air you will
have a swing and miss it, it is a fault

iii.STORY
StoryT?T You DO know that this a sports game right?

iv.CHARACTES
Here I will just describe what the characters wear.

PLAYER 1
Hair-Black
Shirt-Blue
Shorts-Black
Shoes-Blue
Raquet-Blue & Black

PLAYER 2
Hair-Brown
Shirt-White
Shorts-Brown
Shoes-White
Raquet-Brown & white

COMPUTOR 1
Hair-Brown
Shirt-Green
Shorts-Brown
Shoes-Green
Raquet-Green and Brown

COMPUTOR 2
Hair-Brown
Shirt-Green
Shorts-Brown
Shoes-Green
Raquet-Green and Brown

MARIO
Hat-White
Shirt-Black
Shorts-White
Shoes-Black
Raquet-N/A


v.DIFFICULTY
1.Very easy
2.Easy
3.Medium
4.Hard
5.Super

vi.SHOTS
Here I will list all the types of shots and some strategy for using them

STRAIGHT SHOT-Just your normal shot. Use it to go down the line to win a point

LOB SHOT-A "lob" shot is a very high shot you use to get over the person at the
net

SMASH-A 'smash" can only be performed at the net. Try to aim it for a more
effective shot.

BACKWARD SMASH-This is just a smash that looks classy and almost always goes to
th right.

SERVE-The shot to start off the point. You cannot aim it, so just serve it.

vii.SCORING
In this game you have to win 2 sets to win a match
You have to win 6 games to win a set
You have to win at leasst 4 points to win a game (15, 30, 45, game)
To win a game, your score must be at least 2 points higher than your opponent
EXAMPLE 40-30
If you won this point, you would be ahead by 2 points.
But if your opponent won the point, the score is 40-40, it goes into deuce.
In deuce, you have to win 2 points in a row.
If you win 1 point, you go to advantage (A)
If you win the next point you win the game.
But if your opponent is on A and you win a point, it goes back to deuce.

If the score is 5 games all, and you win a game, it goes to 6-5. If you win
another game it goes to 7-5 and you win the set.
If it is 6-6, a tiebraker occurs. In a tiebraker, it is a little like a game.
you have to get to 7 and be in front by 2 or more points. If you are not in
front by 2 points, you keep on going until you are. You take turns serving.



3.RULES
Here I will list all the rules.

i.SERVING

-You must serve it to the square diagonal to you
-If it hits the net it is a fault
-If it does not land in the square it is a fault
-If you through it up, then miss it, it is a fault
-If you get 2 faults yo lose a point
-If you serve it and your opponent dosn't hit it, it is an ace and you get a
point
-If your opponent hits the serve on the full, it is your point
-If your partner hits the ball when (s)he's not supposed to, its there point

ii.OTHER RULES

-If you hit it out, you lose the point
-If the ball hits the net, you lose a point
-If the ball bounces 2 times, you lose a point
-If the ball hits you, you lose a point
-If you jump over the net and bash your opponent, you lose the match


4.THE COURT

i.Singles

LEGEND
=-Net
----Baselines
1-Where you start off
2.Where the computor starts off

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| |2          | |
| |           | |
| |-----------| |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
=================
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |-----------| |
| |           | |
| |         1 | |
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       OR
-----------------
| |         2 | |
| |           | |
| |-----------| |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
=================
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |-----------| |
| |           | |
| | 1         | |
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It basically makes no difference for which side you are on

ii.Doubles
LEGEND
=-Net
---baselines
1-Player 1
2-Player 2
3-Com.1
4-Com.2


-----------------
| | 4         | |
| |           | |
| |-----------| |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |   3 | |
=================
| |     |     | |
| | 2   |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |-----------| |
| |           | |
| |         1 | |
-----------------
       OR
-----------------
| |         4 | |
| |           | |
| |-----------| |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| | 3   |     | |
=================
| |     |   2 | |
| |     |     | |
| |     |     | |
| |-----------| |
| |           | |
| | 1         | |
-----------------

There are heaps more possibilities, but I won't list them

5.DIFFICULTY 1-5 FAQ
Here I will provide some info, strategies and stuff for all 5 levels

i.LEVEL 1
This level is very easy. All you need to do is serve it and have a small rally
until he screws it up. He uses straight shots mostly, but occasionally he'll do
a lob for no reason.
A very easy way to win a point is to just serve, then attack the net. Or hit
his serve and hit it to the other side of the court. He just won't get it.

ii.LEVEL 2
This is basically a very souped up version of level 2. try to add a few lob
shots to throw him off course. Attacking the net also works very well.

iii.LEVEL 3
This guy loves playing the net. The key is long lobs. They should be easy
points for you. He also does the occasional lob shot to throw you off.

iv.LEVEL 4
Now this guy HATES playing the net, so it is a good idea to do that. If you do
not play the net, it is a bit like pong.

v.LEVEL 5
This guy is like the TX in Terminator 3. He has no weaknesses. Occasionally he
may double fault so you can pick up a couple of points there. It just takes
pure skill to beat this game. Be warned; it is very hard to play the net.


6.DIFFICULTY 1-5 DIFFERENCES
here I will just list the differences between the 5 difficulties.

-The speed increases
-The computors use more strategie
-It gets harder (duh)

7.FREQUENNTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Here I will just answer questions

Q:What does the tennis court look like?
A:See section "the courts", or here it is


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Q:Havn't I seen that umpire somewhere before?
A:Yes, he's Mario

Q:If he's Mario, why is he wearing white?
A:I dunno, mabye he plans on shooting fireballs or something

Q:My shots keep on going out. Any suggestions?
A:Position yourself so you hit the ball on an angle

Q:Is game on another console?
A:Yes, it is also on the Gameboy and recently came out on the E-reader


Q:Can you control any other characters
A:Nope

Q:Can I play doubles in 1 player?
A:No, you can only play singles

Q:Can you play as Mario?
A:No

Q:Why isn't Luigi an umpire?
A:He hasn't been invented yet

Q:How do I aim my serves?
A:You cannot

Q:Are there any hacks for this game?
A:Yes, one called Riddle Tennis where your opponent is batman and the ball is a
?.

Q:Is this the best Tennis game on the NES?
A:It's alright, but I prefer Jimmy connors tennis more. It is more arcadey.
However, I do NOT recomend Racket attack. It sucks harder than an aardvark on
steroids.
For a more realistic Tennis game (if slightly dull) I recomend Rackets & Rivals.

8.GAME GENIE CODES
There are no Game Genie codes for this game

9.CONCLUSION
In conclusion I would like to thank

My sister Kate-She helped with the heading

Nintendo-For creating the NES and Tennis

Linkin Park-For providing some GOOD music

My mum-for reading the 1st draft



All things in this game are copywrite Nintendo 1983