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'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', called '''''PowerSmash''''' (パワースマッシュ) in Japan, is an arcade game developed by [[Sega AM3]] for the [[Sega NAOMI]] arcade board, as either a ROM board or a [[GD-ROM]]. It is a tennis game where the user can play as a number of real-life professional tennis players of the era competing in a number of real tournaments. Initially released in 1999, it was ported to the [[Sega Dreamcast]] in 2000, and Microsoft Windows in 2002.
 
'''''{{PAGENAME}}''''', called '''''PowerSmash''''' (パワースマッシュ) in Japan, is an arcade game developed by [[Sega AM3]] for the [[Sega NAOMI]] arcade board, as either a ROM board or a [[GD-ROM]]. It is a tennis game where the user can play as a number of real-life professional tennis players of the era competing in a number of real tournaments. Initially released in 1999, it was ported to the [[Sega Dreamcast]] in 2000, and Microsoft Windows in 2002.
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===PC version===
 
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==Technical information==
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===ROM dump status===
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Latest revision as of 08:43, 12 March 2020

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Virtuatennis title.png
Virtua Tennis
System(s): Sega NAOMI, Sega NAOMI GD-ROM, Sega Dreamcast, Windows PC
Publisher:
Arcade (NAOMI)
Arcade (NAOMI GD-ROM)
Sega Dreamcast
Sega
Windows PC
Empire Interactive (Europe)
Windows PC
Activision Value Publishing (US)
Developer:
Peripherals supported:
Sega Dreamcast
Dreamcast Arcade Stick, Fishing Controller, Jump Pack, Dreamcast Keyboard, Dreamcast Modem, Visual Memory Unit, Dreamcast VGA Box
Genre: Sports[2][3]






























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














Sega Dreamcast
JP
¥5,800 (6,090) HDR-0113
Sega Dreamcast
US
$49.99 51054
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
US
(Sega All Stars)
51054
ESRB: Everyone
Sega Dreamcast
EU
MK-51054-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
EU
(White Label)
Sega Dreamcast
DE
MK-51054-50
USK: 0
Sega Dreamcast
FR
MK-51054-50
SELL: Tous Publics
Sega Dreamcast
UK
£39.99 MK-51054-50
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Sega Dreamcast
AU
$89.95
Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0326
Sega Rating: All Ages
Windows PC
US
ESRB: Everyone
Windows PC
DE
EI-1439
USK: 0
Windows PC
DE
(Xplosiv)
USK: 0
Windows PC
ES
aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
Windows PC
ES
(FX Interactive)
MVM05
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
ES
(Xplosiv)
aDeSe: Todos los Publicos
Windows PC
FR
SELL: Tous Publics
Windows PC
UK
EI-1439
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
UK
(Xplosiv)
EI-1557
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
SE
(PC Best Buy)
Windows PC
IT
EI-1439
ELSPA: 3+ OK
Windows PC
IT
(Xplosiv)
EI-1557
ELSPA: 11+ OK
Windows PC
HU
(EVM)

Virtua Tennis, called PowerSmash (パワースマッシュ) in Japan, is an arcade game developed by Sega AM3 for the Sega NAOMI arcade board, as either a ROM board or a GD-ROM. It is a tennis game where the user can play as a number of real-life professional tennis players of the era competing in a number of real tournaments. Initially released in 1999, it was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000, and Microsoft Windows in 2002.

At the time of release it was widely regarded as the most realistic tennis simulator ever produced, and received very positive reviews from critics. It has since been followed by a number of sequels, starting with Virtua Tennis 2 in 2001 and ending with the recently released Virtua Tennis 2009.

The Dreamcast version is compatible with the Fishing Controller. The Game Boy Advance and N-Gage versions of Virtua Tennis are different games.

Gameplay

Players

Virtua Tennis only includes male players, specifically those active in the game during the late 1990s. Female players were not introdced until Virtua Tennis 2.

Flag US.svg Jim Courier
Courier retired from the game in 2000, although is still retained in the 2002 PC version.
Flag DE.svg Tommy Haas
Flag UK.svg Tim Henman
Flag SE.svg Thomas Johansson
Flag RU.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov
Flag ES.svg Carlos Moyá
Flag AU.svg Mark Philippoussis
Mark Philippoussis is absent from the PC version of the game due to licensing issues.
Flag FR.svg Cédric Pioline
King
Hidden character.
Master
Hidden character.

History

Release

In North America, Foote, Cone & Belding's "naked man in a locker room" print advertisement garnered several complaints, forcing Charles Bellfield to defend it publically[10].

50,000 copies of the game were sold in the US within four days[11].

In the US the title sold 368,035 units through January 2003 according to NPD Group. In the UK it officially debuted with 9,598 units in the week ending September 9th, 2000, making it the top selling game across all formats for that week according to Chart-Track, bringing the total to 10,246 units after a small number of additional copies were sold early by some retailers the previous week. In Japan it debuted at number two in the Famitsu charts with 31,483 units in the week ending November 26th, 2000, and finishing the year with a total of 50,824 sales.

Versions

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Virtua Tennis Virtua Tennis
English (US) Virtua Tennis Virtua Tennis
Japanese パワースマッシュ PowerSmash

Production credits

Dreamcast version

Original Game ©Sega Corporation, 1999, 2000
©Sega/Hitmaker, 2000
Source: In-game credits (JP)

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©Sega Enterprises, Ltd., 1999, 2000
Source: In-game credits

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Source: US manual

Magazine articles

Main article: Virtua Tennis/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

GamePro US 143.pdfGamePro US 143.pdf

PDF
Print advert in GamePro (US) #143: "August 2000" (2000-xx-xx)
also published in:

DCM JP 20001117 2000-36ex.pdfDCM JP 20001117 2000-36ex.pdf

PDF
Print advert in Dreamcast Magazine (JP) #2000-36ex: "2000-36 extra (2000-11-17ex)" (2000-11-03)
also published in:

MAN!AC DE 2000-10.pdf

PDF
Print advert in MAN!AC (DE) #2000-10: "10/2000" (2000-09-06)
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PDF
Print advert in Neo Plus (PL) #30: "Marzec 2001" (2001-xx-xx)

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Print advert in 576 KByte (HU) #2002-03: "Március 2002" (2002-xx-xx)

Artwork

Physical scans

NAOMI version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
100 [14]
Arcade
100
Based on
1 review

NAOMI, JP
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"Long" instructions
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"Long" instructions (2)
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"Long" instructions (3)
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Cart

Dreamcast version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
80 [15]
100 [16]
90 №13
87 [17]
92 [18]
80 [19]
83 №624, p33
98
95 2000-07-12
94 №98, p74/75
100
90 [20]
Sega Dreamcast
91
Based on
12 reviews

Dreamcast, JP
VirtuaTennis DC JP Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngVirtuaTennis DC JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Dreamcast, US
VirtuaTennis DC US Box Back.jpgVirtuaTennis DC US Box Front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis DC US Disc.jpg
Disc
VirtuaTennisDCUSInlay.jpg
Inlay
Dreamcast, US (Sega All Stars)
VirtuaTennis DC US Box Back SAS.jpgVirtuaTennis DC US Box Front SAS.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis DC US Disc SAS.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, EU
Virtuatennis dc pal backcover.jpgVirtuatennis dc pal frontcover.jpg
Cover
Virtuatennis dc pal disc.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, EU (white label)

VirtuaTennis DC EU Disc White.jpg
Disc
Dreamcast, PL
Virtuatennis dc PL backcover.jpgNospine-small.pngVirtuatennis dc PL frontcover.jpg
Cover

PC version

PC, JP
VirtuaTennis PC JP cover.jpg
Cover
PC, US
VirtuaTennis PC US cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC US Disc.jpg
Disc
PC, UK
VirtuaTennis PC UK Box.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC EU disc.jpg
Disc
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, FR
VirtuaTennis PC FR cover.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC EU disc.jpg
Disc
PC, DE
VirtuaTennis PC DE front.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC DE Box.jpg
Case cover
PC, DE (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC DE Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, ES
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box.jpg
Cover
PC, ES (FX Interactive)
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
VirtuaTennis PC ES Disc FX.jpg
Disc
PC, ES (Xplosiv)
VirtuaTennis PC ES Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, IT
VirtuaTennis PC IT cover.jpg
Cover
PC, IT (Xplosiv Gold)
VirtuaTennis PC IT xp cover.jpg
Cover
PC, SE/NO/FI/DK (PC Best Buy)
VirtuaTennis PC SE-NO-FI-DK Box.jpg
Cover
PC, HU (EVM)
VirtuaTennis PC HU evm cover.jpg
Cover

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Dreamcast, PC

References


Virtua Tennis
Virtuatennis title.png

Main page | Comparisons | Magazine articles


Prereleases: Power Smash Taikenban (xxxx)

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)
Game Boy Advance
Virtua Tennis (2002)
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)