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Pete Sampras Tennis
Publisher: Codemasters, Spectrum HoloByte (US)
Developer:
System(s): Sega Mega Drive, Sega Game Gear
Peripherals supported:
Sega Game Gear
Gear-to-Gear Cable
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$59.95[1] T-120066
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.99[3]
Sega Mega Drive
FR
?F
Sega Mega Drive
AU
$? ?



Sega Game Gear
US
$34.95[1] T-120078
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[5] T-120078-50
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F T-120078-50
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? T-120078-50
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas T-120078-50



Pete Sampras Tennis is a tennis game for the Sega Mega Drive and Sega Game Gear. During development, before Pete Sampras was signed to become the face of the game, it was known as Tennis All-Stars.[6]

The Mega Drive version of Pete Sampras Tennis was the first game published by Codemasters to utilise their J-Cart design (and the only J-Cart game to be released in North America), allowing for four-player support without the need for extra adapters. In Europe, non-J-Cart versions were also sold for a lower price.

The game was followed by Sampras Tennis 96.

Magazine articles

Main article: Pete Sampras Tennis/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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GamePro (US) #64: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • EGM² (US) #5: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)[7]
</div>
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Sega Visions (US) #22: "December/January 1994/1995" (1994-xx-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Mega Drive print advert in
Mega (UK) #22: "July 1994" (1994-06-16)
also published in:
  • Mega (UK) #23: "August 1994" (1994-07-21)[8]
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Mean Machines Sega (UK) #24: "October 1994" (1994-08-xx)
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Game Gear print advert in
Sega Magazine (UK) #11: "November 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
also published in:
</div>
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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Mega Drive print advert in
Player One (FR) #43: "Juin 1994" (1994-xx-xx)
</div>

Physical scans

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
89 №33, p98/99/100
84 №151, p67[10]
82 №18, p42/43
89 №31, p120/121
75 №23, p18/19
88 №21, p30/31
93 №20, p58-60[11]
90 №43, p80/81/82
88 №55, p42/43/44
90 №33, p54/55
91 №31, p11
Sega Mega Drive
87
Based on
11 reviews

Mega Drive, US
PST MD US Box.jpg
Cover
PST MD US Cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, UK
PST MD UK Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, UK (J-Cart)
PST MD UK Box JCart.jpg
Cover
PST MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, FR
PST MD FR Box.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, FR (J-Cart)
PST MD FR Box JCart.jpg
Cover
PST MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, DE

Mega Drive, DE (J-Cart)
PST MD DE Box JCart.jpg
Cover
PST MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, ES

Mega Drive, ES (J-Cart)
PST MD ES Box JCart.jpg
Cover
PST MD EU Cart JCart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
PST MD SE Box Rental.jpg
Cover

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
90 №35, p157
88 №156, p53[5]
87 №5, p22
91 №25, p96/97[12]
90 №45, p92/93
86 №61, p81
91 №38, p51
Sega Game Gear
89
Based on
7 reviews

Game Gear, US
PST GG US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPST GG US Box Front.jpg
Cover
PST GG US Cart.jpg
Cart
Pete Sampras Tennis GG US Manual.pdf
Manual
Game Gear, EU
PST GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
PST GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, DE
PST GG DE Box Back.jpgNospine.pngPST GG DE Box Front.jpg
Cover
PST GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Press release: 1994-08-30: JUST IN TIME FOR THE U.S. OPEN(R); 'PETE SAMPRAS TENNIS(R)' ON SEGA(TM) GENESIS(TM) AND SEGA GAME GEAR(TM)
  2. File:GamePro US 056.pdf, page 172
  3. File:CVG UK 153.pdf, page 74
  4. 4.0 4.1 File:Mega UK 22.pdf, page 92
  5. 5.0 5.1 File:CVG UK 156.pdf, page 53
  6. File:CVG UK 150.pdf, page 14
  7. File:EGM2 US 05.pdf, page 113
  8. File:Mega UK 23.pdf, page 92
  9. File:MeanMachinesSega26UK.pdf, page 47
  10. File:CVG UK 151.pdf, page 67
  11. File:MeanMachinesSega20UK.pdf, page 58
  12. File:MeanMachinesSega25UK.pdf, page 96