Review of Sega Superstars Tennis for Xbox 360/Wii

The handheld version of this game is a fair amount of fun, so can the console versions say the same? Read on to find out!

Sound: The music and sound effects are all collections from the memorable soundtracks of classic Sega games and are the same on both versions, but the audio on the Wii has some weird lags occasionally.
Xbox 360: 9/10
Wii: 7/10

Presentation: The Xbox 360’s graphics are the standard we’ve come to expect, but the Wii surprised me and delivered an above average visual experience.
Xbox 360: 7.5/10
Wii: 8.5/10

Gameplay: On the Xbox 360, you’ll use the analog stick to move and one button to hit the tennis ball, which means the basic formula is really simple. The only twist would be each character’s superstar move, but a lot of them are similar so not even that can save this game from some inevitable repetitiveness. Where the game succeeds though is in the inclusion of a massive collection of minigames all based on different Sega titles, which adds loads of variety and makes up for what the gameplay lacks.
On the Wii, everything is the same with the exception that for some odd reason the controls are a lot more slippery, and occasionally unresponsive which means some frustrating moments will occur.
Xbox 360: 8.5/10
Wii: 6.5/10

Multiplayer: The Xbox 360’s version sports online gameplay in addition to local multiplayer, which doubles the fun. The Wii only has local multiplayer, but still provides a good time none the less.
Xbox 360: 8.5/10
Wii: 7/10

Length: On either version, the minigames and tournament modes are  bound to provide hours of fun, and I enjoyed a solid nine to ten hours before Sega Superstars Tennis began to grow stale.
Xbox 360 and Wii: 9/10

Overall: The Xbox 360 version gets an 8.5/10, and the Wii follows just behind with a 7.6/10. Although the Xbox 360 version has more precise controls and includes online multiplayer, they both still deliver a fun, simple party game that’s sure to delight any Sega fan.


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