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Virtua Tennis 2
Publisher: Sega,
Sony PlayStation 2
Acclaim (EU)
Developer:
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega NAOMI GD-ROM, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation 2
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast VGA Box, Dreamcast Jump Pack, Dreamcast Arcade Stick,
Sony PlayStation 2
Multitap
Genre: Sports































Number of players: 1-4
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2001 ¥? 840-0084C
Arcade
JP (GD-ROM)
2001 ¥? GDS-0015A
Arcade
US
2001 $? 840-0084C
Arcade
US (GD-ROM)
2001 $? GDS-0015A



Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800[1] HDR-0177
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.95[2] 51186
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£29.99 MK-51186-50
Sega Dreamcast
FR
?F MK-51186-50
Sega Dreamcast
DE
DM ? MK-51186-50
Sega Dreamcast
ES
?Ptas MK-51186-50



Sony PlayStation 2
JP
¥5,800[3] SLPM-62236
Sony PlayStation 2
JP (Sega the Best)
¥2,800[3] SLPM-62394
Sony PlayStation 2
US
$49.95[2] SLUS-20480
Sony PlayStation 2
EU
€? SLES-51232



Virtua Tennis 2 is the direct sequel to Virtua Tennis. It was developed by Hitmaker and published by Sega in 2001 for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware as either a ROM board or a GD-ROM before being brought to the Sega Dreamcast and later PlayStation 2. In Japan, it is known as Power Smash 2 (パワースマッシュ2), as Virtua Tennis was known as Power Smash in that region.

Virtua Tennis builds on the gameplay found in its predecessor, and adds the option to play as female professional tennis players and mixed doubles matches. It is compatible with the PlayStation 2's multi-tap peripheral, allowing for four players to play at once.

History

Tennis 2K2 title screen.

In North America, the title of the Dreamcast game is Tennis 2K2, carrying the Sega Sports license. This was done so that the names matched with other sports games published by Sega, including World Series Baseball 2K2 and NFL 2K2. As the PlayStation 2 version was released in the second half of 2002, the game was simply renamed Tennis, as it would have appeared outdated in a matter of months. The PS2 version also exchanges Jelena Dokić of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia for Ai Sugiyama of Japan.


Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Tennis 2/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 159.pdfGamePro US 159.pdf

PDF
Print advert in














GamePro (US) #159: "December 2001" (2001-xx-xx)

MAN!AC DE 2002-01.pdf

PDF
Dreamcast print advert in














MAN!AC (DE) #01/2002 (2001-12-05)

Photo gallery

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

NAOMI, US
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Flyer
NAOMI, EU
VT2 Arcade EU Flyer1.jpgVT2 Arcade EU Flyer2.jpg
Flyer
NAOMI, JP
VT2 Arcade JP Flyer1.jpgVT2 Arcade JP Flyer2.jpg
Flyer
NAOMI
GD-ROM,
JP
Virtua Tennis 2 NAOMI GD-ROM JP Disc.jpg
Disc

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
96 №119, p114/115
93 №2002-18, p32Media:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf[4]
95 №30, p12-16[5]
80 №2001-13, p30Media:Dorimaga_JP_20011123_2001-13.pdf[6]
80 №105, p85
78 №675, p31
88 10/25/2001
95 №105, p90
100 11/10/2001
91 №12, p48[7]
Sega Dreamcast
90
Based on
10 reviews

Dreamcast, US
VT2 DC US Box Back.jpgVT2 DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VT2 DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
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Inlay
Dreamcast, EU
VT2 DC EU Box Back.jpgVT2 DC EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
VT2 DC EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, EU (White Label)

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Disc
Dreamcast, JP
VT2 DC JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngVT2 DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover

PlayStation 2 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
92 №131, p98/99
Sony PlayStation 2
92
Based on
1 review

PlayStation 2, US
VT2 PS2 US Box.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis2 PS2 US Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, JP
VT2 PS2 JP Box.jpg
Cover
VT2 PS2 JP disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, JP (Sega The Best)
VT2 PS2 JP SegatheBest Box.jpg
Cover
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Disc
PlayStation 2, UK
VT2 PS2 EU Box.jpg
Cover
VT2 PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, DE
VT2 PS2 DE Box.jpg
Cover
VT2 PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, ES
VT2 PS2 ES Box.jpg
Cover
VT2 PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc
PlayStation 2, FR/NL

VT2 PS2 EU Disc.jpg
Disc

External links

References

  1. http://sega.jp/dc/011102/ (archived)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Press release: 2001-09-06: Sega Sports Launches Basketball and Tennis On Multiple Platforms
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 http://sega.jp/ps2/powsma2/ (archived 2003-10-23 23:36)
  4. File:Dorimaga_20021011_JP.pdf, page 32
  5. File:DreamcastMagazine UK 30.pdf, page 12
  6. File:Dorimaga_JP_20011123_2001-13.pdf, page 30
  7. File:Playbox FR 12.pdf, page 48


Games in the Virtua Tennis Series
Arcade
Virtua Tennis (1999) | Virtua Tennis 2 (2001) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2006) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sega Dreamcast
Virtua Tennis (2000) | Virtua Tennis 2 (2001)
Windows PC
Virtua Tennis (2002) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2007) | Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sony PlayStation 2
Virtua Tennis 2 (2002)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Virtua Tennis (2002)
Nokia N-Gage
Virtua Tennis (2003)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Virtua Tennis: World Tour (2005) | Virtua Tennis 3 (2007)
Xbox 360
Sony PlayStation 3
Virtua Tennis 3 (2007) | Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Nintendo Wii
Virtua Tennis 2009 (2009) | Virtua Tennis 4 (2011)
Sony PlayStation Vita
Virtua Tennis 4: World Tour Edition (2011)
Google Android OS
iOS
Virtua Tennis Challenge (2012) | Virtua Tennis Challenge Free (2012)
Sampler Discs
Sega Dreamcast
Power Smash Taikenban (20xx) | Power Smash 2 Taikenban (20xx)