Sega Superstars Tennis Wii

Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
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  1. 67
    It's just a shame that, due to Sega's mismanagement of its properties over the last decade or so, Superstars Tennis comes too late to fully resonate with today's gaming audience.
  2. It's a fun and more complete alternative to Wii Sports tennis. Being able to move the character with the control stick is huge.
  3. 80
    If you’re looking for a good game of tennis as well as a great collection of SEGA-based goodness, look no further than SEGA Superstars Tennis.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    58
    Entertaining enough at first, but lacking any staying power. [Apr 2008, p.78]
  5. SEGA fans, run don't walk to the shops, but be prepared to give Superstars a few hours before the gameplay starts hugging you as hard as the graphics and sound. Everyone else, dust off Virtua Tennis 3 for a more complete alternative.
  6. As long as one is willing to accept the fact that Sega Superstars Tennis is attuned to the younger crowd and does not expect an experience anywhere near as deep as the beloved Virtua Tennis - then Sega Superstars fits the bill.
  7. While the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions include online play and improved graphics, I surprisingly had a lot more fun on the Wii.
  8. If you seek out this kind of game, it will not be perfect, but it's at least a decent way to waste time and has some rewarding goals for playing.
  9. The tennis is merely average, but the challenges and minigames in Sega Superstars Tennis are creatively done and a lot of fun.
  10. Ultimately Sega Superstars Tennis is yet another frivolous entry in the Wii Catalogue.
  11. 70
    Sega Superstars Tennis isn’t the best tennis game out there, especially since the actual tennis isn’t even as close to being as smooth or challenging as something like the Virtua Tennis or Top Spin games, but it can be just as rewarding for Sega fans and those people looking for a simple and fun approach to the sport.
  12. 62
    A passable first entry into a potential new series that still has a lot of untapped potential.
  13. A surprisingly good celebration of all things Sega. If you liked Mario Tennis, you'll like this too. Entertaining stuff.
  14. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    81
    A superbly well-rounded piece of family entertainment, and a cut above "Wii Tennis." [Issue#21, p.64]
  15. Nintendo Gamer
    74
    Looks and sounds a lot nicer than it plays. [May 2008, p.58]
  16. Nintendo Power
    80
    That said, Sega Superstars Tennis is a love letter to Sega fans; if you consider yourself a fan at all, it's a must buy. [Apr 2008, p.85]
  17. Its mini-games are definitely its highlight but once the novelty of them wears off, you’ll probably want to play the original titles rather than continue playing this one.
  18. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    89
    This has overtaken "Wii Sports" as our favourite tennis experience on the Wii. It's great fun even if you're not a Sega fan, but the lack of online is an insult to Wii gamers. [Apr 2008, p.70]
  19. 65
    Sega Superstars Tennis mixes tennis and mini games and unfortunately doesn't really excel at either.
  20. Play Magazine
    85
    There's more than enough here to luv for Sega fans big and small. [Apr 2008, p.64]
  21. 60
    I wouldn't recommend that version of Sega Superstars Tennis to anyone who isn't a massive fan of the company. I had high hopes, but with so many simple yet crucial issues here, it looks like we're going to have to wait for the inevitable sequel before truly enjoying our trip down memory lane.
  22. So, bottom line: should you get Sega Superstars Tennis? If all you have is a Wii, then even with its shortcomings compared to other versions, absolutely. Pick up a Classic Controller while you're at it for the mission mode.
  23. The mission mode falls flat due to its repetition -- it takes too long to unlock rewards and the missions are too samey to be very pleasurable.

Awards & Rankings

#96 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. KevinNelson
    Mar 29, 2008
    2
    If you want a frustrating game that has a very hard learning curve, this is the game for you! I was looking for a tennis game similar to WiiIf you want a frustrating game that has a very hard learning curve, this is the game for you! I was looking for a tennis game similar to Wii Tennis that has some more features. I was right about more features; the ability to agitate you! If you want to play a tennis game on Wii, stick with Wii Tennis for now. Full Review »
  2. Sep 17, 2013
    6
    Sega Superstars Tennis is an ok game but not as good as Wii Tennis (from Wii Sports), Mario Tennis, or any other tennis video game out thereSega Superstars Tennis is an ok game but not as good as Wii Tennis (from Wii Sports), Mario Tennis, or any other tennis video game out there though. Score: 3/5. Full Review »
  3. joes
    Dec 2, 2009
    3
    This is yet another horrible attempt at trying to make a few quick bucks.Other game company could probably outnumber the amount of people who This is yet another horrible attempt at trying to make a few quick bucks.Other game company could probably outnumber the amount of people who could possibly ever love this game in any shape or form by millions (not superman 64). They used to make the best games ever but now they can't even make a good platform game. I play sonic the hedgehog 1,2,3, and knuckles and I feel betrayed by SEGA. Full Review »